Jozef Malovec

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Born March 24, 1933(1933-03-24)
Hurbanovo, Slovakia
Died October 7, 1998(1998-10-07) (aged 65)
Bratislava, Slovakia

Composer. Born 1933 in Hurbanovo, Slovakia. Moved with his parents first to Topoľčany, later to Nitra. He received private instruction in harmony, counterpoint, and musical form from Ján Zimmer before pursuing training with Alexander Moyzes at the Bratislava Academy of Music and Drama (1952–54) and with Jaroslav Řídký and Vladimír Sommer at the Prague Academy of Music (1954–57). In 1965 he attended the summer course in new music in Darmstadt. From 1957 to 1981 he was a program advisor and editor of the Czechoslovak Radio in Bratislava; in 1977-1981 he served as the head of its Electroacoustic Studio. He authored the first electroacoustic composition in Slovakia, Orthogenesis (1966-1968) which achieved the 3rd place in the world finale in Darmouth College Hanover (New Hampshire, USA). His works articulate interplay between dodecaphony and tonality. In 1980 he won the Union of Slovak Composers Award, in 1989 he was named an Artist of Merit. He also composed soundtracks to the documentary and feature films including Obrazy starého sveta (dir. Dušan Hanák), Balada v dreve (dir. Martin Slivka), and animated films by Viktor Kubal. Died 1998 in Bratislava.


Orthogenesis, 1966-1967.
Music for the Film "Výhybka", 1966.


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