Horacio Vaggione

Horacio Vaggione’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Beijing, Berlin, Birmingham, Bourges, Bremen, Brussels, Burnaby, Cagliari, Cologne, Edinburgh, Karlsruhe, Lausanne, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Monaco, Mont-Saint-Aignan, Montréal, Morelia, Moscow, Norwich, Oslo, Paris, Plaisir, Saint-Denis, Salerno, San Francisco, Santiago, São Paulo, The Hague, Troy, Vienna and Villeneuve d’Ascq…

Horacio Vaggione has been integrating computers to his approach to composition since the 1970s. His body of work includes electroacoustic pieces, mixed pieces, and instrumental music.

Born in 1943 in Argentina, Vaggione has been residing in France since 1978. He studied piano with Ornella Ballestreri and composition at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina, 1959-62) and in Buenos Aires (Argentina) with Juan Carlos Paz. He holds a PhD in musicology from Université Paris 8 (France, 1983), where he worked under Daniel Charles.

Horacio Vaggione cofounded the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba’s Centro de música experimental (CME) in 1965. A year later, on a Fulbright fellowship, he was introduced to the computer as a music tool by Lejaren Hiller and Herbert Brün at University of Illinois (Urbana, Illinois, USA). In 1969-73, he joined Luis de Pablo in the electroacoustic music studio Alea in Madrid (Spain), after which he worked in various French studios — GRM, IRCAM, IMEB — and in several European and North-American universities. He was artist-in-residence in Berlin (Germany) in 1987-88 on a fellowship from DAAD.

Horacio Vaggione won awards in numerous international competitions, including NEWCOMP (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 1983); the ICMA Award (1992), the Euphonie d’or (Bourges, France, 1996), the Ton Bruynèl Award (The Netherlands, 2010), and the Giga-Hertz-Preis 2012 (Karlsruhe, Germany).

Starting in 1989, Horacio Vaggione worked at the Music Department of Université Paris 8 (France) as a professor, PhD research director, and director of the Centre de recherche informatique et création musicale (CICM). He became Professor Emeritus in 2012.

[English translation: François Couture, ix-17]

Horacio Vaggione

Córdoba (Argentina), 1943

Residence: Paris (France)

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On the web

Horacio Vaggione [September 2007]
Horacio Vaggione [September 2007]

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
May 28, 2019 PianoHertz (Horacio Vaggione) (2012) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
May 27, 2019 Mécanique des fluides (Horacio Vaggione) (2014-15) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
September 13, 2018 Consort for Convolved Violins (Horacio Vaggione) (2011) Radiophon / Südwestrundfunk SWR2 (Germany)
May 3, 2018 Consort for Convolved Violins (Horacio Vaggione) (2011) Battiti: Cubano Be, Cubano Bop / Rai radio 3 (Italy)
April 9, 2018 Préludes suspendus III (Horacio Vaggione) (2009, 10) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
April 9, 2018 Fractal C (Horacio Vaggione) (1983-84) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
February 27, 2018 Consort for Convolved Violins (Horacio Vaggione) (2011) Cosmogol 999: 157 Clank Clank / Jet FM 91.2 (France)
February 26, 2018 Consort for Convolved Violins (Horacio Vaggione) (2011) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
January 16, 2018 Consort for Convolved Violins (Horacio Vaggione) (2011) Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
January 16, 2018 Consort for Convolved Violins (Horacio Vaggione) (2011) Late Junction with Nick Luscombe / BBC Radio 3 (UK)
January 15, 2018 PianoHertz (Horacio Vaggione) (2012) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
January 8, 2018 Mécanique des fluides (Horacio Vaggione) (2014-15) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)

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