Zoltan Pongracz

Pongracz studied composition from 1930 to 1935 with Zoltan Kodaly at the Budapest Academy of Music. He became professor of composition at the Debrecen Conservatory in 1947 and continued in that position until 1958.

For a time he ceased compositional activity, until attending the Darmstadt summer courses in 1964, 1965, and 1972, and the third Cologne Courses for New Music in 1965-66 with Karlheinz Stockhausen, Henri Pousseur, Luc Ferrari, and Jaap Spek, and in Utrecht with Gottfried Michael Koenig stimulated an interest in electronic composition. He was professor of electronic composition at the Budapest Academy from 1975 to 1995.

Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1966 Phonothese 4.0 stars LP
Phonothese Comments:
Part of the Avant Garde 1969 edition. Cassette with 6 records by Deutsche Grammophon.

Zoltan Pongracz is a Hungarian composer, who could not, at the time, realise his works in Hungary.

This, his first electroacoustic composition has been realised at Instituut voor Sonologie van de Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht. Studio voor Elektronische Muziek in The Netherlands.

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