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A French composer born July 22, 1947 in Montereau.
A pianist by training, Françoise Toullec followed classes in jazz and improvisation at the IACP of Paris (Institut Art Culture Perception) with Alan Silva and instrument classes at the École Martenot.
A Cypriot composer born April 24, 1981.
Christina Athinodorou began her music studies with the piano, in Cyprus. She continued her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where she studied composition with Julian Philips and conducting with Alan Hazeldine. She subsequently furthered her composition studies with Philippe Leroux in Paris. In 2011 she obtained a doctorate at the Royal Holloway University of London.
An Italian composer born February 4, 1980.
A French composer and improviser born March 9, 1969.
A pianist by training, Laurence Bouckaert studied at the University and Conservatory of Strasburg. She then entered the electroacoustic composition class of Michel Zbar at Boulogne-Billancourt. She completed her university education in Lille, with a master’s dissertation on La production de la musique concrète à Paris de 1948 à la fondation du GRM en 1958. She continued her research at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and obtained a DEA in music and musicology of the 20th century, presenting a dissertation on the Influences techniques et mode de composition dans le répertoire de l’Ina-GRM de 1960 à 1975.
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A French composer born May 26, 1986 in Briançon.
Sasha J. Blondeau studied the piano, the saxophone and jazz as well as composition, notably in the classes of Denis Lorrain and François Roux at the Lyons Conservatory (2007).
A French composer born October 22, 1966 in Amiens.
A pianist by training, Pascale Lazarus studied at the Amiens Conservatory, the Paris Conservatory and the Grenoble Conservatory, where she obtained a DEM for composition in the class of Arnaud Petit. She initiated herself into jazz improvisation for two years in Tarrytown (USA) and continues to improvise, notably to accompany dance shows and classes. With an engineering diploma from the Compiègne Technology University, she followed a course at Ircam as part of a DEA in systems management.
A French composer born September 30, 1964.
After studying the piano and at the same time training to be an opera singer, Lucie Prod’homme studied electroacoustic composition with Pascal Gobin at the Marseilles Conservatory, where she won a prize in 1997. She also followed a university course in the “conception and realisation of cultural projects” at the faculty of Aix-Marseille. Prod’homme divides her time between teaching and composition.
A French and American composer, performer, improviser born June 12, 1956 in Langley (Virginia, United States).
A French composer born May 4, 1960 in Paris.
A pianist by training, Béatrice Thiriet studied at the Versailles Conservatory in the classes of Jean Aubin and Solange Ancona. Her interest in style as well as in the theatre and the cinema directed her quite naturally towards incidental music. Opera and film music thus became her preferred genres.
A Polish composer born 1978.
Agata Zubel studied percussion, singing and composition in Wroclaw, Poland, at the Karol Symanowski High School of Music and the Karol Lipinski University of Music.
As a singer she has performed many contemporary works such as Chantefleurs et Chantefables by Witold Lutoslawski, Luci mie traditrici by Salvatore Sciarrino as also the role of Madeline in The Fall of the House of Usher by Philip Glass.
With the pianist and composer Cezary Duchnowski she forms the duet EllectroVoce, working on improvisation and live vocal treatment. In the line of Cathy Berberian, Zubel explores all the resources of her voice and all the variety of modes of vocal production.
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.