Ivan Vincze

(1930-)

Ivan Vincze is a musician, composer and poet, who originally comes from Slovakia. He studied in Bratislava at the State Conservatory and later at the local VSMU – Music Academy. While touring extensively in Scandinavia with the National Folk Art Ensemble Lùcnica he decided to stay in Denmark and carried on his studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. In 1958 he became a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Würzburg. Later he worked as viola player in Graz Philharmonic Orchestra for several years.

After 1960 he became interested in composing and wrote several small chamber music pieces with short durations. He returned to Scandinavia and worked in orchestras in Göteborg, Copenhagen and Malmö. In 1981 he introduced a new side subject, “music orientation”, at a technical school in Denmark.

In the Autumn of 1982 he became a member of GIM – Group for Intuitive music. It was founded in 1974 and specialises in music notated with texts and/or graphics. Here, his view of music changed radically. As a member of GIM he met Karlheinz Stockhausen for the first time in 1983, who had provided GIM with its fundamental repertoire with his two collections notated with text: Aus den Sieben Tagen (From the Seven Days) and Für kommende Zeiten (For Times to Come). Following an invitation from Dieter Schnebel Ivan Vincze took part in composition courses for experimental music at the HdK – Hochschule der Künste in Berlin in 1987. His compositional priorities were now experimenting and creating music out of collective action, which could contribute to a higher form of culture. GIM and its members appeared as authors and interview subjects in publications by Dansk Musik Tidsskrift, ringgespräch über gruppenimprovisation and Musik Texte. These articles dealt with the group and the significance of inuitive music. 

Several more groups for intuitive music were formed by Vincze: Bèla Hamvas Group for Intuitive Music (1995), United Dream of Nights (together with Jànos Vetö, CD released in 1998), The Intuitive Trio (2002) and IMA – International Music Association (2003). His works were also performed by Global All Stars in Copenhagen from 2010.

In 2008, filmmaker Jenö Farkas produced a short film about Ivan Vincze called “Ivan Eugen Vincze – improvising-impulsive-intuitive” (Nomad Film, Copenhagen).

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  1. Summer-Swings and Jumps

    1996 • Ivan Vincze

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  2. Music for 9 first names

    2002 • Ivan Vincze

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  3. 2 New Texts for Intuitive Music

    2006 • Ivan Vincze

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  4. Registermusic

    2006 • Ivan Vincze

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  5. Lamentabile

    2002 • Ivan Vincze

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  6. Sedna

    2004 • Ivan Vincze

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  7. Circle Mosaic

    2008 • Ivan Vincze

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  8. Seven Colourdances

    2010 • Ivan Vincze

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  9. Tutti and Soli and One Conductor

    2003 • Ivan Vincze

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  10. Immer langsam

    2001 • Ivan Vincze

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  11. Geschehnisse

    2002 • Ivan Vincze

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  12. GMEOG

    2000 • Ivan Vincze

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  13. Regeneration

    2000 • Ivan Vincze

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  14. 6 slowakische Melodien

    1969 • Ivan Vincze

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  15. Haltestellen + E

    1993 • Ivan Vincze

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  16. Intermezzo e coda

    1985 • Ivan Vincze

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  17. Duett

    1999 • Ivan Vincze

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  18. Agelce

    1998 • Ivan Vincze

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  19. Sommerschaukel und Sprünge

    1996 • Ivan Vincze

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  20. Interjektionen

    1991 • Ivan Vincze

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  21. 5 Tekster til Intuitiv Musik

    1994 • Ivan Vincze

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