Vladimir Djambasov

Vladimir Djambasov

28.10.1954 г.

Sevlievo - Bulgaria

Vladimir Djambazov studied the French horn at the State Academy of Music in Sofia under Professor Karel Stari (1976-78). In 1978 he won a DAAD scholarship and graduated from the Folkwang Music School in Essen, Germany having studied Electronic Music Composition under Dirk Reith (ICEM) and Horn under Hermann Baumann (1981). He specialised in Computer Composition under Dirk Reith (1989). In 1980 he joined the Sofia Philharmonic as a horn player. He taught Audio Design and MIDI at the New Bulgarian University (1998-99); since 2000 he has been teaching these subjects at Sofia University.

He wrote electroacoustic and acoustic music; theatre and film music. He participated with his works in the European festivals in Bourges (France), Electronic Spring, Elektrokomplex and Wien Modern in Vienna, Musica Scienza (Italy). the FEMF in Florida (USA), He recorded for the Bulgarian National Radio, WDR, ORF, Radio France, Deutschland Funk, as well as for the recording companies Phillips Digital Classics, Monopol and Erdenklang. His works were performed in a lot of European countries, in the USA and in Asia. In 1998 Praying was performed and broadcast in six European countries, in 1999 The Secret Life of a French Horn was presented at five Bulgarian festivals, in 2002 The Secret Life of a Can was performed during the ISCM World Music Days in Hong Kong. The latter piece was the only Bulgarian work presented and was included in the music supplement of the US magazine Leonardo Music Journal. The Creation of the World was released in Germany on CD (2000) and DVD (2003). The Seret Life of a Can was presented during the World Music Days 2003 in Ljubljana. In 2002 the work “No Contact III” was included in the Jubilee publication on 3 CDs of the Electronic Studio in Essen (Germany). The same year his theatre music won 3 prizes at international festival of children’s dramas in Bulgaria and abroad. In 2005 Vl.Djambazov was guest of the Berliner Artist-in-Residence program of DAAD, Germany

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Selected electroacoustic works:

Dialogue for French horn and tape (1981); “…like a silent standstill of time” – speech composition (1985); Meeting for marimba and tape (1986); No Contact I (1986); No Contact II (1987); No Contact III (1989); The Creation of the World for violin and electronic instruments (1993); Drum X-tet for percussionist and computer (1993); Piano Computrato for piano and computer (1995); Praying (1998); MiniMicria for 4 for two marimbas and two pianos (1999); The Secret Life of a French Horn (1999); The Secret Life of a Violin (2000);  The Secret Life of a Can (2002); The Secret Life of a Snare Drum (2003).