Jorge E. López
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Photographer: Katalin Moldvay ©

López Jorge E.

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 The Anti-Abolitionist Riots of 1834 - piano work from Charles Ives, adaption for orchestra 2018 4m 30s
2 V. Symphonie - for orchestra, speaker and voices 2018 ~ 55m
3 Konzert für Basstrompete und Orchester 2014 - 2015 ~ 25m
4 IV. Symphonie 2013 - 2016 ~ 60m
5 Triptychon für Ensemble mit Horn Obbligato 2013 20m
6 III. Symphonie 2012 - 2013 34m
7 II. Kammersymphonie: A végső Tavasz (The final Spring) 2009 - 2011 53m
8 Klaviertrio 2008 - 2009 20m
9 I. Symphonie für kleines Kammerorchester (Kammersymphonie) 2006 - 2008 34m
10 Symphonie Fleuve pour Cor et Orchestre 2005 - 2007 37m
11 Disparates para gran orquesta, compuestos con referencia a las bagatelas op. 126 de Beethoven 2004 - 2005 25m
12 Dehnbare Puppe mit Reißverschluß 2003 13m
13 Blechbläserquintett 2003 - 2004 27m
14 Ho sempre fatto il comodo mio e sempre lo farò! - for organ 2000 13m
15 Gebirgskriegsprojekt - Wachtraum für Videogestaltung mit konkretem und instrumentalem Raumklang 2000 - 2003 57m
16 Vorraum - for small orchestra 2000 10m
17 Hin zur Flamme! - Aktion für Orchester, räumliche Lichtgestaltung und Objekte 1999 - 2000 35m
18 Gonzales the Earth Eater - für Wagnertuba mit Englischhorn, Baßklarinette, Bratsche und Violoncello 1996 20m
19 Traumzeit/Traumdeutung - Sinfonische Aktion für Instrumentalgruppen im Bergraum 1996 - 1997 1h - 1h 30m
20 Strada degli Eroi - for great orchestra, organ and conductor 1996 - 1999 48m
21 Balztanz und Fahneneid - für Solobratsche mit tiefbesetztem Streichquartett 1995 20m
22 Kampfhandlungen/Traumhandlungen 1995 - 1998 26m
23 Schatten vergessener Ahnen - für Ensemble 1994 - 1995 35m - 40m
24 Das Auge des Schweigens - for ensemble 1993 - 1994 32m
25 Tagebucheintragungen 1975-79 - for great orchestra 1993 - 1994 25m
26 Dome Peak - für 82 Instrumentalisten, auf zwei Ebenen 1991 - 1993 40m
27 Breath-Hammer-Lightning - für großes Orchester, teilweise im Raum verteilt 1989 - 1991 31m
28 Blue Cliffs - für Ensemble 1985 - 1988 38m
29 Landscape with Martyrdom - for great orchestra 1981 - 1984 35m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1955
Date of Birth:  30. November 1955
Place of Birth:  Havanna
Country of Birth: 

 

In 1960 Lopez's family immigrated to the USA, and he lived in New York and Chicago as a child and youth. In Spring 1977 he moved to Portland (Oregon), where he was involved in the production of films and videos, and travelled through the Western USA and Canada. During the late 1980s he stayed for long periods in Germany, and in 1990 moved to Europe and travelled to Iceland. Since 1991 he has been living in Mölltal (Oberkärnten, Austria), since November 2008 he lives in Vienna.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1970

first attempts at composing, inspired by the music of Charles Ives, Gustav Mahler, Alban Berg, Olivier Messiaen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Iannis Xenakis

1971 - 1976

California Institute of Arts: composition and analysis (Morton Subotnick, Leonard Stein) or film, aesthetics (Don Levy), in the following destruction of almost all previous works

1979 - 1982

studies in biology

composes primarily as a self-educated composer

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1976 - 1977

residence in Chicago as factory worker, then in Idaho and Arizona

1979

move to Seattle, worked a.o. as shop manager of a pornographic movie shop

1981 - 1982

resumed composing

1983

moved to Methow Valley (Washington); forest and farming work, intensive involvement in environmental politics

1987

ever since extended stays in Germany, first orchestral performance in Donaueschingen in October 1987

1990

final move to Europe as a freelance composer

2000 - 2003

guest artist (picture- and sound-design)

2008

ever since working as a freelance composer

2008

one-week seminar in the Conservatory of Córdoba

2010

visiting professorship (one semester) at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Barcelona) from mid-September 2010

2013

one-day Allan Pettersson Seminar (symphonies 6 and 11) at the Vienna Private Conservatory (01/2013), and at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe (12/2013)

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
1993

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1988

promotional award

1990

promotional award

1994

compositional award

1995

state scholarship for composition

2001

publicity award

2006

state scholarship for composition

promotional award

Paul-Sacher-Foundation, Basel: promotional award

Description of Style

There are two sentences by Nietzsche which I have never forgotten:
1. Assiduity is the real sin against the Holy Spirit-- only thoughts won by walking are of value.
2. The will to a system is a lack of integrity.

 

George Lopez 1994

Discography, Projects

Publications:

  • Gebirgskriegsprojekt (DVD, Wergo Edition ZKM 2061 5)
  • Das Auge des Schweigens (CD, Durian 013-2)
  • Blue Cliffs (CD, Durian 013-2)
  • Breath-Hammer-Lightning (1st version, CD, ORF MP 91 09)
  • Landscape with Martyrdom (CD, Intercord / EMI 544 058-2, out of stock)

Contact, Links

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