Biography

Octavian Nemescu Octavian Nemescu was born in 1940, in Pascani (Romania). He studied composition with Mihail Jora at the Conservatory of Music in Bucharest, between 1956-63. Later he participated to the International Summer Master Classes in Darmstadt (Germany). He obtained the PhD in musicology in 1978, at the Conservatory in Cluj, under the guidance of Sigismund Toduta. The title of his doctoral thesis was: "The semantic capacities of music", later to be published as a book, at Editura Muzicala Publishing House, Bucharest, 1983.
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Works

ORCHESTRAL

CHAMBER MUSIC

CHORAL

ELECTROACOUSTIC AND AMBIENTAL
CONCEPTUAL/MULTIMEDIA/PERFORMANCE

METAMUSIC

IMAGINARY MUSIC

RITES

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Awards

7 annual prizes of the Society of the Romanian Composers and Musicologists: 1980, 1982, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2010, 2013

The Romanian Academy Prize (1980)

The "Aaron Copland" International prize for composition (U.S.A. - 1970)

Officer 1st class of the National "Cultural Merits" Order, 2004

2 Prizes from Group for experimental music of Bourges (France) - 1980, 1982

Prize of the International Confederation of Electro-acoustic Music (C.I.M.E.) - 1985

The honorary medal "Tristan Tzara" (for special contributions to the emancipations of the avant-garde in the arts) -1996