French composer and performer of acousmatic music born in 1972.
A saxophonist by training, Éric Broitmann also studied improvisation and obtained a musicology degree from the University of Aix-Marseille. He performs as a saxophonist, undertakes research into his instrument and is interested in sound for its own sake as well as in electroacoustic music. He completed his training with a course of electroacoustic composition at Bourges Conservatory with Roger Cochini, and then at the Paris Regional Conservatory with Denis Dufour, obtaining a Master’s degree in electroacoustic composition at the University of Marne-la-Vallée. Trained in acousmatic performance with the music company Motus, that he later joined, Broitmann became a sound creator and composer for live spectacles.
French composer, performer, arranger and orchestrator born in 1987 in Sainte-Adresse.
A violinist and harpist trained at the Le Havre Conservatory, Julien Giraudet studied harmony and counterpoint and orchestration at the Paris Regional Conservatory in the classes of Thibault Perrine and Alain Louvier. He then entered the Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of Jean-François Zygel (harmony), Thierry Escaich (harmony and counterpoint), Denis Cohen (orchestration) and Marie-Jeanne Séréro (music composition for images).
French composer and jazz pianist born in Paris in 1974.
French composer born in 1980 in Roubaix.
A pianist by training, Fabien Waksman studied at the Paris Conservatory, where he was notably a pupil of François Zygel (harmony), Thierry Escaich (fugue) and Michèle Reverdy (orchestration). In parallel he received guidance in composition from Guillaume Connesson.
Swedish composer born in 1959 in Stockholm, Sweden.
A pianist trained at the Geneva Music Conservatory, David Lampel completed his course at the École Normale de Musique in Paris in the classes for fugue, counterpoint, harmony and composition.
French composer and pianist born in 1988 in Paris.
A pianist by training and pupil of Valery Sigalevitch, Jules Matton has an autodidactic relationship to creativity and he obtained in parallel a degree in philosophy at the Institut Catholique in Paris. He then studied at the Juilliard School of Music and Dance in New York, notably with Philip Lasser, Christopher Rouse and John Corigliano.
French composer and pianist born in 1985 in Boulogne-sur-Mer.
A pianist by training, Fabien Touchard studied composition, orchestration, analysis, improvisation and vocal accompaniment at the Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of Thierry Escaich, Alain Louvier, Gérard Pesson and Jean-François Zygel. He also obtained a master’s degree in musicology at the Paris-Sorbonne University.
Spanish composer born in 1988 in Bilbao, Spain.
An accordionist by training, Mikel Urquiza studied composition with Gabriel Erkoreka and Ramon Lazkano at Musikene, the Higher School of Music of the Basque Country in San Sebastian, Spain, then at the Paris Conservatory with Gérard Pesson. He took part in the Académie Voix Nouvelles of Royaumont (2014) and continued his musical research while in residence at the Villa Medici (2019-20). His interest in the interaction between music and memory guided him towards a SACRe doctorate (Sciences, Arts, Creation, Research), and the preparation of a thesis under the direction of Francesca Alberti, Stefano Gervasoni and Martin Kaltenecker.
A French composer and pianist.
A pianist by training, Catherine Verhelst studied at the Paris Conservatory. She took part in many international piano competitions, distinguishing herself notably with her performance of the Suite for piano op. 25 by Arnold Schönberg.
Alvaro MARTINEZ LEONbiography
Spanish conductor, performer and composer born in 1976 in Madrid, Spain.
A guitarist trained at Madrid’s El Escorial Conservatory, Alvaro Martinez Leon plays, sings and composes in the context of world music. He became a flamenco guitarist, has composed for dance spectacles and has performed in Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Mexico and Indonesia. After moving to Paris in 2004 he studied orchestration with Guillaume Connesson, discovered contemporary composition with Philippe Leroux as well as electroacoustics with Gilles Racot. He completed his training by studying conducting at the Lugano Conservatory in Switzerland (2013).
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.