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Gerd Zacher (Composer)

Born: 6th July 1929, Meppen, Germany

Died: 9th June 2014, Essen, Germany

Nationality: German

Gerd Zacher was a German composer, organist, and writer on music. He specialized in contemporary compositions, many of which feature extended techniques, and are written in graphic or verbal scores. He interpreted the scores of numerous contemporary composers, including John Cage, Juan Allende-Blin, Mauricio Kagel, György Ligeti, Hans Otte, Luis de Pablo, and Isang Yun. He is also known as an interpreter of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Zacher was born in Meppen and lived in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia.

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