RIP Horatiu Radulescu

Spectral composer Horatiu Radulescu has passed on.

Radulescu was born in Bucharest, where he studied the violin privately with Nina Alexandrescu, a pupil of Enescu, and later studied composition at the Bucharest Academy of Music MA 1969 , where his teachers included Niculescu, Olah and Stroe, some of the leading figures of the newly emerging avant garde Toop 2001 . Upon graduation Radulescu left Romania for the west, and settled in Paris. One of the first works to be completed there though the concept had come to him in Romania was Credo for nine cellos, the first work to employ his spectral techniques. This technique comprises variable distribution of the spectral energy, synthesis of the global sound sources, micro- and macro-form as sound-process, four simultaneous layers of perception and of speed, and spectral scordaturae, i.e. rows of unequal intervals corresponding to harmonic scales. cite this quote In the early 1970s he attended classes given by Cage, Ligeti, Stockhausen, and Xenakis at the Darmstadt Summer Courses, and by Ferrari and Kagel in Cologne; later, from 1979 to 1981, he studied computer-assisted composition and psycho-acoustics at IRCAM.

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