Vinko Globokar (born Anderny 7 July 1934) is a French avant-garde composer and trombonist of Slovene descent.
His work is noted for its use of unconventional and extended techniques, closely allying him to contemporaries Salvatore Sciarrino and Helmut Lachenmann. Unlike the work of Sciarrino and Lachenmann, however, Globokar's music also places great emphasis on spontaneity and creativity, and often requires improvisation. His extensive output is largely unknown outside of experimental music circles.
As a trombonist, he has premiered works by Luciano Berio, Mauricio Kagel, René Leibowitz, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Toru Takemitsu, as well as his own compositions.
Globokar was born in Anderny, France. In 1947 he moved to Yugoslavia, where he played jazz trombone until 1955, at which point he relocated to Paris in order to study at the Conservatoire de Paris. At the Conservatoire, he studied composition with René Leibowitz (a noted student of Arnold Schoenberg) and trombone with Andre Lafosse. In 1965, he moved to Berlin and began composition lessons with Luciano Berio, whose Sequenza V he later performed.
In the later 1960s he worked with Karlheinz Stockhausen on some of his compositions from the cycle Aus den sieben Tagen, and co-founded the free improvisation group New Phonic Art. From 1967 to 1976 he taught composition at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. In 1974, he joined IRCAM as the director of instrumental and vocal research, a post which he occupied until 1980.
After leaving IRCAM, he conducted a number of high profile orchestral groups, including the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Westdeutscher Symphonie, and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, among others. From 1980 until 2000, he directed 20th century music performance at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole near Florence.
In 2002, Globokar was bestowed with the Prešeren Award for his life-time work.
Musical style 
Globokar's music is notable for its spontaneity, energy, and innovative use of unorthodox instrumental and compositional techniques. His works often feature indeterminacy and improvisation, reflecting his own background in Jazz and free improvisation. His timbral palette is extremely diverse, and his pieces employ an often astounding array of extended techniques. For example, in his solo percussion piece Toucher, the performer narrates a story while simultaneously playing the syllabic patterns on a percussion array.
- ^ Tempo 2007 "Vinko Globokar was born on 7 July 1934, at Anderny, France, of Slovenian parents. He settled in Yugoslavia between 1947 and 1955, and this was decisive, since it was during this period that he made his debut as a jazz trombonist.
- ^ Lloyd E. Bone, Eric Paull, R. Winston Morris Guide to the euphonium repertoire: the euphonium source book 2007 p461 "Vinko Globokar (1934–) Vinko Globokar was born on July 7, 1934, in a Slovene immigrant family living in Anderny in France. From the age of thirteen to the age of twenty he lived in Ljubljana, where he finished secondary music school"
- Allied Artists.  Allied Artists: Vinko Globokar, URL accessed on 7 January 2008.
External links 
Toucher - Vinko Globokar
Toucher by Vinko Globokar Performed by Morris Palter at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts April 11, 2007 "Toucher" (1973) illustrates...
Vinko Globokar: Prestop II [1/2]
Globokar's Prestop II pour trombone et électronique (1991), performed by the composer. Part 1 of 2. Vinko Globokar (born 7 July 1934) is a French avant-garde...
Vinko Globokar, Der Engel der Geschichte
1.Teil: Zerfall For two orchestras and tape I like to pick up new stuff at the library and that's where I found a CD of the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2000 tod...
"?Corporel" Vinko Globokar
" ?Corporel " pour un percussioniste sur son corps de Vinko GLOBOKAR Enregistré le 11 février à la Cité de la musique Interprétation Éric-Maria Couturier / E...
Vinko Globokar @ menza pri koritu (Part 1/4)
the 9th of april 2002.
Vinko Globokar : Cri des alpes (1986), pour cor des alpes
Globokar's Cry of the Alps, for Alphorn. Performed by the composer.
Kvadrat by Vinko Globokar (part 1) - performed by architek
Kvadrat (pronounced Quadra) is a piece whose theme is inner reflection. Each performer is asked to choose four instruments which are to either be struck, rub...
#918 Vinko Globokar - Ombre (1989)
for percussionist/singer, tape & rhythm machine Probably Globokar is not my favourite composer. Anyway, I'm progressively more receptive to his work. He i...
Vinko Globokar - voix instrumentalisée (1973)
Carola Schaal Bassklarinette Nov. 2011, Koppel 66, Hamburg.
?CORPOREL / Vinko Globokar
CORPOREL / Vinko Globokar Player:Keisuke Minezake 2009.12.21 @National Olympics Memorial Youth Centre, Japan http://ameblo.jp/mittalog コーポレル / ヴィンコ・グロボカール 演...
New York Times
New York Times
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:48:51 -0700
On Thursday members of the youth band marched through lobbies on the building's various levels, bouncing Vinko Globokar's clambering “Crocs en jambe” against sleek surfaces and angular niches. On Friday the Icelandic Flute Ensemble and its members' ...
Sun, 19 May 2013 03:16:13 -0700
Auch die Wegbereiter der zeitgenössischen Musik, wie Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Vinko Globokar, Klaus Huber, Mauricio Kagel, Helmut Lachenmann, Dieter Schnebel oder Salvatore Sciarrino, äußern sich zu ihrer Arbeit. Darüber hinaus bieten bedeutende ...
Thu, 09 May 2013 06:17:31 -0700
Ha recibido clases de composición de Antón García Abril, Leo Brower y Vinko Globokar. Ha sido pianista en varias obras teatrales y codirectora de la ópera lírica “La muerte escarlata”, de Jesús Ruiz Moreno. Articulista colaboradora en “La Vanguardia” ...
Sat, 27 Apr 2013 05:30:55 -0700
En escena, Girard-Charest y Áñez García interpretarán “Pendulum” (1991) para chelo solo, de Vinko Globokar; “Beds and Brackets” (1990) para piano y puertas y ventanas abiertas o soporte fijo, Nicolaus A. Huber (1939); “Tres Instantes” (1966) para chelo ...
Fri, 10 May 2013 20:06:35 -0700
Dort spielte, um nur einen zu nennen, an einem Sonntag um 11.30 Uhr zur "Expo Midi" der renommierte Posaunist Vinko Globokar 30 Minuten lang Neue Musik. Hespos könnte sich, wie er erzählt, übrigens etwas Vergleichbares für heute auch für die neue ...
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:17:15 -0700
Na França, participou de seminários com Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio, Michel Decoust e Vinko Globokar no Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique-Musique (Ircam), do Centro Georges Pompidou. Estudou música eletroacústica com Jacques ...
Sat, 11 May 2013 15:00:18 -0700
Trudno jednoznacznie określić projekt Marty Klimasary, oparty na utworach uznanych twórców muzyki perkusyjnej II połowy XX wieku (Iannis XENAKIS, Per NRGRD, Marta PTASZYŃSKA, Peter KLATZOW, Vinko GLOBOKAR, Lloyd BURRITT, Jacob ...
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 05:25:16 -0700
... Steffen Schellhase, Juliane Klein, Stefan Streich, Udo Agnesens, Peter Weirauch, Huan Liu und Panos Iliopoulos stehen neben Berühmtheiten des 20. Jahrhunderts wie Anestis Logotetis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Vinko Globokar und etwa Iannis Xenakis.
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