Goethals, Lucien (Gustave Georges)

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Goethals, Lucien (Gustave Georges)

Goethals, Lucien (Gustave Georges), Belgian composer and teacher; b. Ghent, June 26, 1931. He studied with Rosseau at the Royal Cons, in Ghent (1947-56) and took courses at the Ghent Inst. for Psycho-Acoustics and Electronic Music at the Univ. of Ghent; he also worked in an electronic studio in Ger-many. In 1963 he organized the Belgian contemporary music group Spectra. From 1971 to 1991 he taught at the Ghent Cons. In 1981 he was awarded the Culture Prize of the City of Ghent. His compositions explore the problems of modernistic constructivism.


DRAMATIC M i x e d M e d i a : Vensters, audio-visual play for 2 Narrators, Cello, Piano, Percussion, Recorded Sounds, and Film Projections (Brussels, Sept. 16, 1967); He, audio-visual production for 10 Instruments, Tapes, and Film Projections (1971; in collaboration with H. Sabbe andK. Goeyvaerts). ORCH.: 5 Impromptus for Chamber Orch. (1959); Dialogos for Strings, Wind Quintet, 2 String Quintets, Percussion, and Tape (1963); Dialogos Suite for Chamber Orch. (1963); Sinfonia in Gris Mayor for 2 Orchs., Percussion, and Tape (Brussels, June 14, 1966); Enteuxis for Strings, Oboe, and Flute (1968); Concerto for Orchestra (1972); 4 Pieces (1976); Concerto for 2 Clarinets and Orch. (1980-83). CHAMBER: Violin Sonata (1959); Rituele Suite for Wind Quintet (1959); Endomorfie I for Violin, Piano and Tape (1964) and 71 for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, 2 Trumpets, Trombone and Tuba (1964); Cellotape for Cello, Piano, Tape and Contact Microphone (1965); Movimientos y acciones for Flute, Clarinet, String Quartet, Chromatic Harp and Percussion (1965); Mouvement for String Quartet (1967); Quebraduras for Piano Quartet (1969); Ensimismamientos for Violin, Cello, Bassoon, Piano and Tape (1969); Superposidones for Violin, Cello, Bassoon and Piano (1970); Suma for an undefined number of Instruments and Tape (1971); 3 paisajes sonores for Flute, Oboe, Cello, Trombone, Double Bass and Harpsichord (1973); Diferencias for 10 Instruments (1974); Musica con cantus firmus triste for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello (1978); Ritueel for Cheng, Percussion and Tape (1979); Trio for Flute, Bass Clarinet and Piano (1980); Beweging for Clarinet Quartet (1981); Duelos for Xylorimba and Percussion (1984); piano pieces; organ music. OTHER: Vocal pieces; solo tape works.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire