Gyorgy Ligeti

Born: 05/28/1923 in Romania


Music (12)

As Above, So Below 2014 (Movie)

("Drei Phantasien Nach Friedrich Hölderlin: III. Abendfantasie") (Song)

Shutter Island 2010 (Movie)

("Lontano") (Song)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 (Movie)

("Requiem for Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Two Mixed Choirs and Orchestra") (Music)

Eyes Wide Shut 1999 (Movie)

("Musica ricercata II: Mesto rigido e cerimonale") (Song)

Merci, la vie 1991 (Movie)


2010 1984 (Movie)

("Lux Aeterna") (Music)

The Shining 1980 (Movie)


The Eye of the Heart 1977 (Movie)

music extract (Music)

Die Kleine Welt 1976 (Movie)


Forvandlingen 1976 (Movie)

("Lux Aeterna") (Music)

Winterspelt 1976 (Movie)


2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 (Movie)

Actor (2)

Lonely Child - The Imaginary World of Claude Vivier 1987 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)



Composed several pieces of music used in Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut"


Composed several pieces of music used in Kubrick's "The Shining"


Composed several pieces of music used in Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey"


Composed his masterwork "Atmosphères"

Bonus Trivia


Ligeti's entire family was sent to concentration camps during WWII, while he was sent to a forced labor brigade in his native Hungary.


Ligeti fled Hungary after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.


Ligeti was widely considered one of the most important avant-garde classical music composers of the second half of the twentieth century.