Gottfried Michael Koenig passed away at the age of 95

Photo: Rieneke Dijkstra.

“Space is music’s medium of transformation.”
Gottfried Michael Koenig, Bilthoven Course 1961/62.

On 30 December 2021, Gottfried Michael Koenig passed away peacefully at the age of 95.

Koenig retired when the Institute of Sonology moved from Utrecht University to the Royal Conservatoire in 1986, but he has followed developments closely until very recently.

He will be missed very much but his radical ideas about composition, his computer programs, his texts, but most of all his music will stay. We only have begun to understand what the impact of that body of work is.

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