Juan Pablo CARRENO
A Colombian composer born January 10, 1978 in Bucaramanga (Colombia).
Juan Pablo Carreño studied at the University of Bogota (Colombia), the International University of Florida (USA), then at the Paris Conservatory, notably with Gérard Pesson, Claude Ledoux, Michaël Levinas and Luis Naon. At the Centre Acanthes, in 2008, he also followed the composition classes of Salvatore Sciarrino.
A Peruvian composer born September 4, 1981.
Having begun his musical training at the National Conservatory of Peru, Juan Arroyo studied composition at the Bordeaux Conservatory then at the Paris Conservatory with Stefano Gervasoni, Luis Naon and Michaël Levinas. He also took part in the workshop of Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont as well as the composition course at Ircam.
An Italian composer born June 3, 1981 in Taranto (Italy).
A pianist by training, Maurilio Cacciatore studied composition with Fabio Cifariello Ciardi at the Perugia Conservatory, with Ivan Fedele at the Strasburg Conservatory and at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, also taking part in the computer assisted composition course at Ircam.
His investigations into layout and algorithms for electronic sounds as well as into gesture and tone-colour are an invitation to a journey to the heart of sound, in performances that are often staged, in which music and visuals are conceived together right from the start.
A French composer, guitarist and stage director born October 14, 1976 in Vire.
A guitarist by training, Benjamin Dupé studied at the Nantes Conservatory then that of Paris, notably in the classes of Alberto Ponce and Alain Savouret.
In search of forms other than those of the traditional concert, of new relationships between music, stage and audiences, he cofounded, with Benjamin de la Fuente and Samuel Sighicelli, the collective company for musical creation Sphota, with which he puts his qualities to good use as a composer, instrumentalist-improviser and stage director.
A French composer born August 8, 1978.
A pianist by training, Laurent Durupt is a performer with a passionate love of contemporary music. He is part of the Duo Links with his brother, a percussionist, and of the ensemble Links with visual artistes (photographers, film directors, scenographers) and musicians involved in creation, improvisation or composition. Their repertory includes works by Steve Reich, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luc Ferrari, Iannis Xenakis as well as first performances, notably of Kenji Sakai, Franck Bedrossian, Pierre Jodlowski…
A French composer born July 5, 1959.
A violinist by training, Alain Besson studied at the Lyons Conservatory. A pupil of Yvette Grimaud, Christian Accaoui and Robert Pascal, he was deeply marked by Raffi Ourgandjian, whose disciple he became.
His music stands within traditions both close and distant: those of the great currents of 20th century music (Webern, Debussy, Messiaen), yet also those of early and traditional music.
An American composer born July 12, 1952 in Berkeley (United-States).
After studying philosophy and music in San Francisco, Étienne Rolin took advanced classes in France with Nadia Boulanger, Olivier Messiaen and Iannis Xenakis. He also took part in the courses and followed the teachings of Franco Donatoni, György Ligeti and Witold Lutoslawski.
The composer of some thousand opus numbers ranging from solo to opera via jazz ensembles, he has written very many teaching pieces for initiation into contemporary languages. His works, played in Europe and North America, have been premiered by prestigious ensembles such as 2e2m, Accroche Note, the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Ars Nova.
A French composer, pianist, organist, improviser, conductor born March 12, 1958 in Paris.
A pianist by training, with a very early taste for improvisation, Andy Emler appears with rock and pop groups. After traditional studies at the Paris Conservatory, he pursued his first aspirations and launched into all kinds of experiences with musicians such as Antoine Hervé, Michel Portal, François Jeanneau, Woody Shaw, Trilok Gurtu…
In 1989 he founded the Andy Emler MegaOctet, an ensemble showcasing improvising musicians coming from a classical background as well as jazz and rock. He has played with many ensembles, and in 2000, with Thierry Virolle, he created the company Aime l’air.
A Spanish composer born September 14, 1973 in Madrid (Spain).
A French composer born March 9, 1973 in Saint-Nazaire.
Vincent Manac’h studied at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, the University of Tours and the Paris Conservatory.