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A German composer born March 14, 1930.
A pianist by training, Dieter Schnebel studied at the Musikhochschule and the University of Freiburg, then at the University of Tübingen (musicology, theology and philosophy). He also followed the Kranichsteiner Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, where he acquainted himself notably with the composition techniques of Ernst Krenek, Luigi Nono and Pierre Boulez.
A Swiss composer and conductor born November 10, 1942 in Geneva.
A Japanese composer born July 16, 1971 in Japan.
With a degree in law from the Doshisha University of Kyoto, Malika Kishino studied composition in France, notably at the École Normale de Musique in Paris in the class of Yoshihisa Taïra and at the Lyons Conservatory in the class of Robert Pascal. She also followed the composition and computer music course at Ircam (2004-2005), subsequently settling in Germany.
A French composer born June 18, 1970 in Roanne.
With a diploma from the Lyons Conservatory, Stéphane Magnin composes instrumental works (Ant-inferno for ensemble, 2015), mixed works (Nicorni for horn and electroacoustics, 2001, a work revived by the ensemble L’Itinéraire; Contamination et croissance for clarinet, accordion, double bass and electroacoustics, 2005;) and media based music. He also works with other artistes for new stage and dance works, and writes music for documentaries and short films.
A Japanese composer born July 19, 1979 in Nagasaki (Japan).
Sanae Ishida has diplomas from both the Tokyo University of the Fine Arts and Music and the Paris Conservatory.
She has received commissions, notably from the French state (Lettres invisibles for soprano, contralto and ensemble, first performed by the ensemble Le Balcon in 2012), Radio France (Cinq doigts for ensemble, Alla breve 2014) and she won the André Jolivet Composition Prize in 2015 for Quatre feuilles et une branche, first performed by the Est Ensemble at the Rencontres Inouïes of Montreuil.
A French and Argentine composer born March 25, 1979 in Montevideo (Uruguay).
A pianist by training, Gabriel Sivak studied musicology and composition at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and at the Pôle Supérieur Paris-Boulogne-Billancourt, notably in the classes of Edith Canat de Chizy, Eric Tanguy and Philippe Leroux.
A skilful blend of rhythms, colours, South American culture and contemporary music, Sivak’s music is an invitation for travel, for the discovery of the world of Buenos Aires (the album A eco de palabras for bandoneon, piano and cello, 2005) and for the exploration of sound, mixing the traditional instrument manufacture of Latin America with western manufacture.
A Spanish composer born February 6, 1954 in Madrid (Spain).
A guitarist by training, Francisco Luque studied at the Madrid Conservatory where he was a pupil of Rocio Herrero and Luis de Pablo. He then presented to the University of Paris VIII a thesis entitled ‘A harmony of today? Acoustic space, tone-colour and register in the context of instrumental music’.
A French composer born May 14, 1973 in Marjevols.
A guitarist by training, Franck Vigroux grew up in a world that was a crossroads of different kinds of music, industrial sounds, theatre, dance and video. His eclectic sound world has been influenced by the blues (the album Ciment), electroacoustics (Zaroff, commissioned by the French state, 2011), noise music, contemporary music and experimental electronic music.
A French composer born August 8, 1905 in Paris who died December 20, 1974 in Paris.
Passionately devoted to art, André Jolivet studied painting, the piano and the cello. He became a school teacher while continuing his music studies with Paul Le Flem and above all with Edgar Varèse, who completely redirected his approach to music.
A French composer and organist born October 5, 1976 in Clamart.
Jean-Baptiste Robin studied the organ with Michel Bouvard at the Paris Conservatory as well as harmony and counterpoint with Edith Lejet and orchestration with Marc-André Dalbavie. He then took advanced classes with George Benjamin at King’s College of Music, London, where he won a master’s degree in composition.
A performer of great expressivity and poetic musicality, he has appeared throughout the world, has given master classes and has recorded many discs, particularly of the works of Jehan Alain, Louis Marchand and Felix Mendelssohn.
Audio recordings of the Cdmc's encounters are available online. The contributions of all speakers are edited and processed to ensure good audio quality.
The Cdmc publishes various volumes as extensions of its seminars. Edited by the musicologists leading the seminars, they present the texts of the various interventions, and often include other contributions that enlarge the scope of the discussions.
A dozen exhibitions are available on hire from the Cdmc. Designed and constructed by the Cdmc in collaboration with the featured composer or specialised musicologists, they consist of large panels with graphic and iconographic documents: photos, writings, extracts from scores, posters, programmes of first performances, press cuttings, etc.