PRESS QUOTES...


“The composition… took us on an incredible musical journey." Christina Lord, Newclassicla.com, USA, May 22, 2017.


“Eclecticism has always been a dominant feature of the music of… Lukas Ligeti.” Vivien Schweitzer, Newe York Times, USA, April 2, 2015.


“Creating bridges between Western and African music is what he does …taking in outside influences without being taken over by them is central to Ligeti’s thinking.” Arthur Lubow, Threepenny Review, USA, Winter 2012.


"One of the world's top classical composers... Unlike anything you've heard before, Ligeti siphoned the universe into concrete and translucent soundshapes. Layered, circular patterns informed by a matrix of African rhythms hovered cloud-like above his futurist keyboard. Intimate as chamber music, Ligeti's sounds invigorated brainwaves for a transcendent musical event." Erica H. Adams, Berkshire Fine Arts, USA, March 31, 2010.


“This is remarkable music, and its popularity must mean that a brilliant young composer is catching on… Ligeti represents, under a Clark Kent exterior, a new generation of musical superman – a globally minded, technologically adept, technically sophisticated composer…” Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, USA, November 22, 2008.


“…eine kühne Musik… Lässig tanzt Ligeti auf dem Seil, das er zwischen Tradition und Zukunft spannt.” Christoph Wagner, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Switzerland, August 22, 2008.


"Lukas Ligeti brought with him the evening's most durable and arresting music." Bernard Holland, New York Times, USA, November 13, 2002.


“…a 21st-century African music.” Mike Cooper, Folk Roots, UK, 6/2000.


“…als Ensemble-Kopf… für Waghalsigkeiten prädestiniert… Die Entwicklung einer hochoriginären elektronischen Sample-Schlagzeugspielweise fügt sich ebenso selbstverständlich ins Bild seines breiten musikalischen Horizonts wie… Kompositionsaufträge des Kronos Quartet und Ensemble Modern. Ein Musiker, unbekümmert genug, um… trotz seiner scheinbar übermächtigen Vatergestalt… nicht an ihr gemessen werden zu müssen.” Andreas Felber, Jazzthetik, Germany, 4/1999.


“Ist Genie vielleicht doch ein bißchen erblich? In der langen Geschichte der Begenungen afrikanischer und westlicher Musik ist dies ein ästhetisch ungemein komplexes Abenteuer… Verständliche Begeisterung für eine neue Dimension des Dialogs zwischen Afrika und der westlichen Welt.” Ulrich Olshausen, Frankfurter allgemeine Zeitung, Germany, September 23, 1997.


FULL ARTICLES TO READ...


Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, Germany, 2019: “Jenseits des Horizonts: Lukas Ligeti im Gespräch mit Christoph Wagner”. VIEW FULL ARTICLE


Oro Molido, Spain, 2019: “Lukas Ligeti: Siempre estoy en una etapa de aprendizaje”. VIEW FULL ARTICLE


Hudobny Zivot, Slovakia, 2019: “Lukas Ligeti: Najtazsie sa dosahuju veci, ktore mame najblizsie”. VIEW FULL ARTICLE


Avant Music News, USA, 2015: "Avant Music News Interviews: Lukas Ligeti". VIEW FULL ARTICLE


The Guardian, UK, 2009: “Lukas Ligeti – even further out than his father”. VIEW FULL ARTICLE


Village Voice, USA, 2009: “The Beautiful Chaos of Lukas Ligeti”. VIEW FULL ARTICLE


Miami New Times, USA, 2000: "Sonic Truth". VIEW FULL ARTICLE

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