A fascination with musical time and musical space has fueled the innovative compositions of Romania-born and France-based composer Costin Cazaban. Inspired by the philosophies of Stephen Lupasco, Cazaban has continued to develop his unique theories of composition and music analysis. Published by Editions Salabert, his compositions have been performed regularly at music festivals throughout Europe. Composing music since the early '70s, Cazaban earned a doctorate of music from the University of Paris in 1993. His thesis, "Temps Musical/Espace Musical Comme Fonctions Logiques," introduced his interpretation of Lupasco's philosophy. Cazaban's music has been presented in a variety of formats. While his debut album, Four Stars, focused on solo flute compositions by Salvatore Sciarrino, his second album, Flutes a Vide, featured original pieces composed for double basses, a clarinet, and string trio and a string quartet; as well as compositions for piano and recording tape, and flute and recording tape. Cazaban has written feature articles and critiques for Le Monde and Le Monde de la Musique.
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