Haas George Friedrich

Born in 1953, Georg Friedrich Haas grew up in a mountain village in the Vorarlberg region of western Austria and was already exposed to New Music as a student through his music teacher, the composer Gerold Amann. Since 2013 MacDowell Professor of Music at Columbia University in New York, he now moves geographically between two poles. He sees himself as being integrated in the traditions of the Viennese School through his teachers Gösta Neuwirth, Ivan Eröd and in particular Friedrich Cerha, and at the same time takes the aesthetic freedom of American composers such as Charles Ives, John Cage and James Tenney as an important point of reference for musical expression that goes beyond ideologies.
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