Death of acclaimed Hungarian composer, 65

We have been notified of the death of László Melis, composer of the chilling score for the Holocaust film, Son of Saul.

At the time of his death Melis was working on a score for Sunset, the forthcoming new movie by László Nemes Jeles, director of Son of Saul. He was also editing Miksa Eisikovits’s important pre-war collection of Hassidic music.

Melis was co-founder in 1978 of Group 180, a composer collective that agitated against late-communist stagnancy with original post-minimalist inventions.

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