Death of an adventurous French composer, 94main
The electroacoustic genius Ivo Malec died last week.
Pierre Schaeffer’s righthand assistant came from Zagreb to Paris in 1959, adding a Balkan lyricism to austere musique concrète. He received the first commission to write an opera for the Bastille’s ‘salle mouvable’.
His studio at the Paris Conservatoire was thronged with avid students.