Lukas Ligeti's compositions have been commissioned by Bang on a Can, Kronos Quartet, Ensemble Modern and the American Composers Orchestra, among others. He frequently performs solo on the marimbalumina, a rare electronic percussion instrument. As a drummer, he co-leads Burkina Electric, the first electronica band from Burkina Faso.

He has also performed and recorded with musicians such as John Zorn, Henry Kaiser, Gary Lucas, Marilyn Crispell, John Tchicai, Jim O’Rourke and Eugene Chadbourne. He is active in experimental intercultural collaborations and has performed in Africa regularly since 1994.In 2010, he received the Alpert Award in Music.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11


Ligeti, Lukas


Tarek Atoui conceived this programme as a sound composition of four interrelated movements that build up and feed back on each other.