Athens (Greece), 1945

Georges Aperghis composes stage works: operas and music theatre pieces. The texts he chooses often belong to the major classical and contemporary repertoire (Aeschylus, Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Perrault, Georges Courteline, Heiner Müller, Claude Lévy-Strauss, François Regnault, Philippe Minyana, Alain Badiou, etc.). He also invents his own language that is built out of phonemes exploding into multiple meanings. His instrumental works are regularly inspired by the personalities of the performers and ensembles he meets; these successive human astonishments fuel his restless composing. Georges Aperghis was born in Athens in 1945. He lives and works in Paris since 1963.