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Austrian-American composer and percussionist Lukas Ligeti was born in Vienna on 13 June 1965. He studied composition with Erich Urbanner and also jazz drums at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He also studied at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the son of composer György Ligeti.
He has founded various experimental intercultural groups, including Beta Foly (in Côte d'Ivoire), Burkina Electric (in Burkina Faso) and has worked in Egypt, Uganda, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique and South Africa.
Further information: lukasligeti.com
CD Spotlight. A Bridge between Musical Cultures - Music by Lukas Ligeti, heard by Giuseppe Pennisi. 'If you like electronic music and African (even archaic) music, this CD is your perfect cup of tea.'
CD Spotlight. Remarkable ingenuity - Lukas Ligeti's 'Mystery System', reviewed by Malcolm Tattersall. '... the playing, by the Amadinda Percussion Group, is dazzling.'