Georges Aperghis - Piano Music LP 27815
[GOD Records]

Georges Aperghis - Piano Music LP 27815
Piano music by Greek composer Georges Aperghis (b. 1945) performed by Lenio Liatsou (Piano, Voice)

Aperghis studied with Iannis Xenakis and founded the music and theater company ATEM (Atelier Théâtre et Musique).

In 2011 he was the first recipient of the Mauricio Kagel Music Prize. Aperghis is honored with the 2015 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Contemporary Music for his reinvention of music theater, using sound, gesture, space and technology and involving performers in the compositional process.

"Georges Aperghis is probably still not much associated, by the public that internationally attends performances of his works, with music for solo piano. Music-theatre – of an uncommonly original kind, with extended vocal techniques much to the fore – has usually been his stamping ground. The concerns that his operas and other music-theatre compositions have embraced – often focusing around a highly individual approach to words and to all aspects of language, developed with great musical sophistication, resulting in what one might call a kind of sound poetry – are not among those immediately linked to the note-against-note preoccupations of which one tends to think where music for the piano is involved. This instrument’s 88 keys, and the two hands of its (usually firmly seated) keyboard operative, are normally engaged to less obviously ‘theatrical’ ends. „