From San Francisco to Burkina Faso, with György Ligeti and his son Lukas. The elder Ligeti’s San Francisco Polyphony sounds like the soundtrack to an action film, but without banal clichés – while his Lontano is like a musical tightrope walk in slow motion.

Combine jazz, African music and electronics with the Ligeti genes, and you get the magic of Burkina Electric: music that exudes light, dancing on undulating rhythms.

Lukas Ligeti wrote an extra movement to his Suite for Burkina Electric and Orchestra specially for this Ars Musica concert.


György Ligeti
Lontano (1967)
San Francisco Polyphony (1974)

Lukas Ligeti
Suite for Burkina Electric and Orchestra (2016)
Burkina Electric

live broadcasted on Klara and Musiq'3
concert with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum

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interview with Lukas Ligeti

An encounter between two worlds: interview with Lukas Ligeti about his new work, his relationship with his father and the art of composing.

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in film

You have probably heard Ligeti's music more often you think: several of his works were used by film directors. You can hear Lontano in The Shining and Shutter Island, and film classic 2001: A Space Oddysey is famously known for Kubrick's use of Ligeti's music.

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burkina electric live

Enjoy the irresistable energy of Burkina Electric live on stage with Lukas Ligeti on drums.

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Discover an excerpt from the world premiere of Suite for Burkina Electric & Orchestra with the MDR-Symphonieorchester.

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Venue: BOZAR, Henry Le Bœuf Hall

Location: Rue Ravensteinstraat 23 | 1000 Brussels
Telephone: +32 2 507 82 00

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