Vinko Globokar regarding his Laboratorium
Reportage on Vinko Globokar's Laboratorium, with Irvine Arditti on violin and Cyrille Huvet on piano.
Born in Anderny, Lorraine in 1934, Vinko Globokar left for Yugoslavia where he was a jazz trombonist. On his return to France in 1955 he joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, where he was awarded the first prize for trombone. His talents led to numerous new works, Berio, Kagel, Stockhausen, etc. that were dedicated to him. He studied composition with René Leibowitz, apostle of serial music and with Luciano Berio. He taught at the Cologne music school and then joined IRCAM in Paris as director of vocal and instrumental research. His music is often considered as difficult (to play and to listen to), and explores new paths without indulgence: it tries to link elements that are ordinarily separate such as voices/instruments, individual/ensemble, music/theatre, social problems/performance, body/music, variety or "serious" jazz/music. The basic premise, according to Vinko Globokar, was that everything could be transformed into musical logic.