It has been reported that French composer Ivo Malec died on 14th August. He was 94.
Malec was born in Zaghreb, Croatia. He received a classical training there before a meeting with composer Pierre Schaeffer (who he described as his “one and true master”) led to him joining the Groupes de recherches musicales electroacoustic studio at l’ORTF.
Thereafter his style was profoundly affected by the Schaefferian outlook, particularly in terms of the primacy given to raw sound measured in terms such as grain and texture.
In 1992 Malec won France’s Grand Prix de Musique. In 2006 he was made Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur.
Ivo MALEC: Dodécaméron