A French composer born April 23, 1970 in Eaubonne.
Philippe Forget studied the bassoon, singing and choral and orchestral conducting, notably with the conductor Wolfgang Harrer at the Austro-Hungarian Academy in Budapest.
The founder and conductor of the Orchestre Régional des Jeunes de Bourgogne, he has also conducted various orchestras, including the chorus and orchestra of Lyons Opera, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, the Orchestre Régional Bayonne-Côte Basque. Since 2014 he has been music director of the Chœur National des Jeunes. A champion of the French repertories of yesterday and today, he conducts notably the works of Berlioz, Debussy, Ravel, Milhaud, Jolivet, Jérôme Combier, Philippe Fénelon, Philippe Hersant and Guillaume Connesson.
A German composer born March 26, 1966 in Köln (Germany).
A saxophone player by training, Oliver Schneller studied the political sciences and musicology at Bonn University. He broadened his apprenticeship of composition in the USA, at the New England Conservatory of Boston and then Columbia University in New York with Tristan Murail, where he presented a doctoral composition thesis devoted to the spatialisation of music (2002). He also followed the course of composition and computer music of Ircam before becoming a research composer at Ircam (2002-2004).
An Argentine composer born July 17, 1983 in Buenos Aires (Argentine).
A self-taught guitarist as a child, Tomas Bordalejo subsequently studied the jazz guitar at the Technological Institute for Contemporary Music in Buenos Aires, obtaining a guitar diploma. Seeking European academic training, he studied in France at the Gennevilliers Conservatory, the Paris Regional Conservatory at the Pôle Supérieur of Paris Boulogne-Billancourt. He followed the teaching of Bernard Cavanna, Yan Maresz and also met Peter Eötvös, Pascal Dusapin, Matthias Pintscher, Philippe Hersant and Philippe Manoury, who encouraged him to consolidate his own musical language.
A French composer born December 24, 1972 in Marseille.
An organist by training, Pierre-Adrien Charpy won First Prizes for Renaissance counterpoint, fugue and form at the Paris Conservatory.
With the singer Raphaële Kennedy he founded the ensemble Da Pacem dedicated to early music, contemporary creation as well as dialogue between cultures. Close to African and Caribbean music, he collaborated with Moussa Hema, a balafon player from Burkina Faso, notably for À nos ancêtres, à nos enfants for soprano, balafon, viola da gamba, harpsichord and organ, first performed at the Chapelle de Ronchamp built by Le Corbusier (2004).
A French composer born June 26, 1977 in Paris.
A pianist and choir singer, Sébastien Gaxie studied the jazz piano and directed the Zhig Band, a group that played his own music. He then entered the Paris Conservatory, where he followed notably the composition classes of Emmanuel Nunes and Frédéric Durieux. He completed his training with the computer music composition course of Ircam.
Gaxie works on rhythm, pulsation and the play of superimpositions. He devotes himself to different fields of expression: contemporary music, jazz, electronic music, music theatre and video art.
A French composer born January 3, 1980 in Hennebont.
Pierre-Yves Macé studied the piano and percussion at the Conservatory of Rennes while initiating himself in music composition. The holder of a master’s degree in Modern Letters, he presented in 2009, at the University of Paris VIII, a doctoral thesis in musicology that was a study of sound documents since the beginnings of sound recording.
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 German composer born March 14, 1930 in Lahr (Germany), died May 20, 2018.
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.