Lazar Simon

Lazar Simon Simon Lazar is the first bulgarian electronic and computer music composer, performer and propagator . He founded the first Electronic music studio in Bulgaria at Radio Sofia in1974.Since 1977 he has been a lecturer of sound engineering and electronic music at the Music Academy, Technical University and Sofia's University. He is a PhD on computer music. In 1996 he created a brand new programme-courses on Computer systems and technologies in the Music in New Bulgarian University.

Simon Lazar’s works covers three spheres which supplement each other and influence his development.These are the compositions of music, soundtracks,electronic and computer music studio recording and concert activity. He has authored numerous music pieces. He has released 9 LPs and 7 CDs, over 50 soundtracks and over 300 works. He has written 5 books on electronic and computer music..

He has released over 1300 concerts. He has of late arranged open-air show concerts which are a synthesis of the arts and in this way he attaches large audience to his contemporary music.He has been nominated Bulgaria's Musician of 1995 and has been distingnished at several major Europian computer music festivals.

Simon Lazar has been invited to numerous electronic and computer music competitions and festivals Italy, Germany, France, Israel, USA, Japan, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia etc. In 1989 he founded the bulgarian festival of electroacoustic music”Computer Space” and in 2000 - the international meeting”Electroacoustic Summer” which take place every year in diferent countries.