NIKOS MAMANGAKIS (b 1929 )
Cretan by birth, Nikos Mamangakis studied in Athens and with Carl Orff and Harold Genzmer in Munich, as well as at Darmstadt.
Stage, Vocal and Instrumental Music
Mamangakis has taken numerical relationships as a basis of avant-garde compositions, while winning wider popularity for music in a more approachable style that is often satirically inspired by political conditions. His stage and vocal works sometimes make use of electronic elements, and his orchestral works include nine concertos for a variety of instruments.