Personality profile

Photo: Rudolf Pepucha

Rudolf Pepucha

25 Mar 1975 Námestovo

www.pepucha.eu

classical music
composition

Bio

Bio

1989 – 1995
Conservatory in Žilina (accordion)
1995 – 2000
Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (composition – Juraj Hatrík, Daniel Matej)
2010
he finished external postgradual study at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

He worked as a head of Centre of Music in the Slovak Radio Bratislava. Author of more than 50 scenic and other compositions for theatre, radio and television; in addition to classical and experimental works composes also scenic and occasional music.

 

 

Works

  • ballet
  • Up&Down

    2014
  • symphony orchestra
  • Apocalypse

    for symphony orchestra
    1994 SCORING: orch
  • chamber orchestra
  • Ravages of Time

    for chamber orchestra
    1998 SCORING: orch: fl, ob, cl, fg, cr, tr, tn, archi
  • two solo instruments with orchestra
  • Concerto No. 1 (Pas de deux)

    for two guitars and string orchestra
    2001 SCORING: 2gui, archi
  • solo instrument
  • Miniatures

    for guitar
    1996 SCORING: gui
  • Concert Etudes

    for bayan
    1998 SCORING: ac
  • Concert Etudes 2

    for bayan
    1999 SCORING: ac
  • piano or piano four hands
  • Seeking

    Variations for piano
    1995 SCORING: pf
  • What Now?

    Rondo for piano
    1998 SCORING: pf
  • With Your For You

    for piano
    2007 2' 22''
    PUBLISHER: Slovak Music Bridge
    SCORING: pf
  • two instruments
  • Pas de deux

    Suite for cello and piano
    1997 SCORING: vc, pf
  • Vision

    for two accordions
    1997 SCORING: 2ac
  • Rondo

    Concert rondo for two guitars
    2000 SCORING: 2gui
  • Mini Fantasy

    for flute and piano
    2016 SCORING: fl, pf
  • three instruments
  • Malwi

    for accordion, cello and guitar
    2009 SCORING: ac, vc, gui
  • string quartet
  • Flowing Time

    for string quartet
    1995 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • five instruments
  • 24. 3. '99

    for accordion and string quartet
    1999 SCORING: ac, 2vn, vl, vc
  • vocal-instrumental chamber works
  • Philosophy of Love

    Song for mezzosoprano and accordion
    1996 SCORING: ms, ac
  • d.i.v.a.: la morte e solo la via nel tempo

    Cong cycle on the lyrics by V. Santanelli
    2004–2005 PUBLISHER: Istroart Production
  • reconstructions
  • Eugen Suchoň: Angelika

    2013–2014
  • electroacoustic works
  • 666X3

    for computer, tone generator, violin, cello and accordion
    1998 SCORING: C+(vn, vc, ac)
  • Chorus

    pre tone generator
    1998 SCORING: C
  • Sumad

    Quadrophonic composition for PC, violin, cello, two accordions and piano
    2000 PUBLISHER: Studio Fontana Publishing
    SCORING: C+(vn, vc, 2ac, pf)
  • Dissubidiente L'esmatore

    Electroacoustic composition after comics by R. Šuchta
    2002 PUBLISHER: Studio Fontana Publishing
    SCORING: C
  • Mrcho – Soft

    Electroacoustic composition (dedicated to B. Gates)
    2002 SCORING: C
  • The Woman with Black Wings

    Radio REMIX on text by V Santanelli
    2002 24' 39''
    SCORING: C
  • Bass Methamorphoses

    Quadrophonic composition for bass guitar and PC
    2003 SCORING: C+(bgui)
  • Gwozdenzubi: Songs

    Cycle of electroacoustic songs
    2003–2005 SCORING: C
  • The End

    Electroacoustic composition for cello and PC in 5.1 sound system
    2004 PUBLISHER: Studio Fontana Publishing
    SCORING: C+(vc)
  • In memoriam I. Parík

    Electroacoustic composition for piano and PC in 5.1 sound system
    2005 PUBLISHER: Studio Fontana Publishing
    SCORING: C+(pf)
  • Luigi Luigi

    Electroacoustic composition for accordion and PC in 5.1 sound system
    2006 SCORING: C+(ac)
  • Prayer Beads

    Electroacoustic composition for saxophone and PC
    2007 7' 12''
    SCORING: C+(sx)
  • 3 EA Miniatures

    Electroacoustic composition for piano, electric guitar and PC
    2008 SCORING: C+(pf, elgui)
  • Little Black Music

    Electroacoustic composition for saxophone, trumpet, electric guitar and PC
    2008 3' 06''
    SCORING: C+(sx, tr, elgui)
  • Rosary II (dolorous)

    Electroacoustic composition for fujara and live electronics
    2010 7' 33''
    SCORING: C+(fu)
  • Light in a Cathedral

    Electroacoustic composition for two fujaras and PC
    2011 5' 30''
    SCORING: C+(2fu)
  • Awe Brio

    Electroacoustic composition for voice and PC
    2012 6' 39''
    SCORING: C+(v)
  • Objects

    Electroacoustic composition for cello and PC in 5.1 sound system
    2015 SCORING: C+(vc)
  • Labyrinth

    Electroacoustic composition
    2016 SCORING: C
  • Femme fatale

    Electroacoustic composition for piano and PC
    2017 SCORING: C+(pf)
  • music for radio
  • Juraj Bindzár: Liselotte, the Monkey-Countess

    2002 DIRECTED BY: Martin Kákoš
  • Ladislav Hanniker: Šaňo's Daddy

    2002
  • Juraj Bindzár: Christmas Fish of the princess Johana

    2003
  • Zuzana Križková: The Story about a Boy and a Wild Goose

    2006 DIRECTED BY: Jana Strnisková

Bibliography

  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Experimental Studio Bratislava [recenzia LP]
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 10, p. 38
  • ANDREJČÁKOVÁ, Eva: Hudba je ťažký boj o nanosekundy [rozhovor s R. Pepuchom]
    2015 SME year 23, 2015, no. 34 (11. 2.), p. 14
  • JAKUBEK, S.: Hudba a jej budúcnosť v spojených médiách RTVS [rozhovor s R. Pepuchom]
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 7-8, p. 12–15

Discography

  • Photo:
    2016 LP – Academy of Music and Drama 4MGLP09
    1. Milan Adamčiak: Capriccio
      Juraj Ďuriš (C)
    2. Martin Burlas: Crying Trees
      Martin Karvaš (ob), Ján Backstuber (C)
    3. Juraj Pospíšil: Suita ad modum tympanorum, Op. 55
      Ján Backstuber (C), Peter Janík (C)
    4. Víťazoslav Kubička: Dedicated to Mussorgsky Op. 7
      Juraj Ďuriš (C)
    5. Rudolf Pepucha: The End
      Lujza Ďurišová (vc), Juraj Ďuriš (C)
    6. Róbert Rudolf: Something to Tell
      Kamil Paprčka (tr), Ernest Walzel (C)
    7. Juraj Ďuriš: Panta Rhei
      Lujza Ďurišová (vc), Juraj Ďuriš (C)
    8. Svetozár Stračina: Reč pastierska
      Jozef Peško (fut), Juraj Ďuriš (C), Ján Backstuber (C), Peter Janík (C)
  • Photo: Slovak Composers' Fifth Variations SLOVAK COMPOSERS' FIFTH VARIATIONS
    2011 CD – Slovak Music Bridge SMB 1752-001-2-2
    1. Igor Bázlik: E Flat B Flat Miniature
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    2. Miro Bázlik: Moment Musical for Sebastian
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    3. Roman Berger: Arc
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    4. Miloš Betko: Intra/Extra, Op. 41
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    5. Norbert Bodnár: Sunday Fracture
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    6. Vladimír Bokes: PF 2007, op. 81
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    7. Lukáš Borzík: eb-q-war-I-raw-q-se
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    8. Ivan Buffa: ...From Inside...
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    9. Martin Burlas: In memoriam Stanislav Bartovič
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    10. Adrián Demoč: Legatissimo
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    11. Igor Dibák: The Bajza Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    12. Hanuš Domanský: Fantasia cantabile
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    13. Jozef Gahér: Toccata
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    14. Peter Martinček van Grob: For My Little Son
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    15. Peter Groll: Children's Piece
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    16. Matej Haász: Desire
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    17. Juraj Hatrík: Dimly For Now – As In A Mirror...
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    18. Jana Kmiťová: White Bridge
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    19. Jozef Kolkovič: Take the Fifth
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    20. Lucia Koňakovská: Verses for Piano
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    21. Ivan Konečný: Fantasia in E flat
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    22. Mirko Krajči: Quintum
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    23. Egon Krák: Micro
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    24. Pavol Krška: PM
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    25. Víťazoslav Kubička: Twilight Op. 182
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    26. Marián Lejava: Fragment II (Variations)
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    27. Peter Machajdík: She Will Be Picked by Herself
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    28. Daniel Matej: Lynch Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    29. Boško Milaković: MoNaMi
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    30. Milan Novák: Improvisation
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    31. Petra Bachratá: Bagatelle
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    32. Lucia Papanetzová: Imagination VI (Variation E flat – B flat)
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    33. Miroslav Pejhovský: Variations in E flat
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    34. Rudolf Pepucha: With Your For You
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    35. Marek Piaček: Lodovico's Quintessence
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    36. Jozef Podprocký: Passacaglia piccola
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    37. Daniel Remeň: ESta una BElla
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    38. Vladimír Rusó: Racconto dell'anima abbandonata
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    39. Ľubica Čekovská: LaSiFaDo
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    40. Karine Sarkisjan: Colours
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    41. Juraj Vajó: Variations
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    42. Ivan Valenta: Toccata Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    43. Ján Zach: Interludio
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    44. Ilja Zeljenka: E flat B flat Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
  • Photo: Guitar duo La Barre GUITAR DUO LA BARRE
    2009 CD – Slovart Records SR-0067
    1. Phillip Houghton: Three Duets
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    2. Rudolf Pepucha: Rondo
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    3. Ástor Piazzolla: Lo Que Vendra
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    4. Ástor Piazzolla: Lo Que Vendra
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    5. Radamés Gnattali: Suite Retratos
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    6. Celso Machado: Bolinhas de Queijo
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    7. Egberto Gismonti: Baião Malandro
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    8. Egberto Gismonti: Agua y Vinho
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    9. Jorge Morel: A Rhapsody For Two Brothers
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    10. Máximo Diego Pujol: Tiempo del Hombre
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    11. Máximo Diego Pujol: Tango, Milonga y Final
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)

Awards

  • Festival of the original Slovak Radio Play
    2009 - main prize for the stage music to the play The Princess with the Golden Star
  • Festival of the original Slovak Radio Play
    2007 - main prize for the stage music to the play The Story about a Boy and a Wild Goose
  • Festival of the original Slovak Radio Play
    2005
    – Prize of the Slovak Music Fund for the stage music to the radio play The Christmas Fish of Princess Johana
  • International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music (IREM)
    2004 - main prize in the category composers under 30 years for work The End
  • Aether Fest: Festival of International Radio Art, Albuquerque (USA)
    2003 for work The Woman with Black Wings
    – honorable mention
  • Prix Bohemia Radio
    2003 - first prize for work The Woman with Black Wings
  • Festival of the original Slovak Radio Play
    2003
    – Prize of the Slovak Music Fund for the stage music to the radio play Šaňo's Daddy
  • Festival of the original Slovak Radio Play
    2003 - main prize for the stage music to the play Liselotte, the Monkey-Countess
  • Slovak Performing and Mechanical Rights Society (SOZA) Award
    2002

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Rudolf Pepucha: Prayer Beads
    Electroacoustic composition for saxophone and PC
    5 Dec
    2007
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Radovan Tariška (sx)
  • Rudolf Pepucha: Luigi Luigi
    Electroacoustic composition for accordion and PC in 5.1 sound system
    18 Nov
    2006
    First performances in Slovakia
    epoché, Slovak Radio, Studio 5, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Rajmund Kákoni (ac)
  • Rudolf Pepucha: In memoriam I. Parík
    Electroacoustic composition for piano and PC in 5.1 sound system
    14 Oct
    2005
    First performances in Slovakia
    Evenings of New Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Experimental Studio Bratislava, Majuko Kida (pf)
  • Rudolf Pepucha: Concerto No. 1 (Pas de deux)
    for two guitars and string orchestra
    27 Oct
    2001
    First performances in Slovakia
    Holy Spirit Lutheran Church,, Nitra, SK
    PERFORMERS: LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina
  • Rudolf Pepucha: Ravages of Time
    for chamber orchestra
    8 Nov
    2000
    First performances in Slovakia
    Evenings of New Music, Concert Hall Dvorana, University of Performing Arts, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Marián Lejava (dir.)


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