A French composer of Yugoslavian descent born July 7, 1934 in Anderny.
At first jazz trombonist in Ljubljana, Vinko Globokar entered the Paris Conservatory in 1955 and followed the teaching of René Leibowitz and André Hodeïr. Later he furthered his studies with Luciano Berio. A talented trombonist he has been the instigator of many contemporary premieres, notably of works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mauricio Kagel and Toru Takemitsu. A teacher at the Musikhochschule in Cologne (1967-1973), he subsequently taught and conducted, from 1983 to 1999, the twentieth-century repertory with the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana in Fiesole. In his own music Vinko Globokar combines dualities such as voice/instrument (Discours II, 1968; Mutation, 2007), tradition/avant-garde (Kolo, 1988), and makes no bones about turning his compositions into vectors of political, social or anthropological criticism (Les émigrés, 1986; Les chemins de la liberté, 2004). Thoroughly persuaded of the performer’s inventive potential, he has especially cultivated collective creation (Concerto grosso, 1969-1975; Dmdaj, 2009). He also works on theatricality, whether scenic (Kaktus unter Strom, 1999), corporal (Res/As/Ex/Ins-pirer, 1973; Corporel, 1985) or instrumental, as can be seen from his use of musical machines by the architect Claudine Brahem in Destinées machinales (2009).