A French composer born October 21, 1961 in Saint-Avold.
Marco Marini studied drumming with Richard Paul Morellini at the Centre Musical Créatif Nancéen. A drummer with various groups of current music (rock, jazz, variété, fanfare…), he practises percussion, singing, the manipulation of diverse objects and has become a composer and musician-actor with the Materia Prima company. He realises sound installations and develops his compositions for the dramatic and choreographic arts.
A French composer born March 15, 1931 in Mantes-la-Jolie.
Pierre Uga studied at the conservatories of Mulhouse, Bordeaux and Tours. He took advanced classes at the Schola Cantorum, where in particular he developed his knowledge of modal counterpoint, composition and orchestration. His teachers include Pierre Lantier, Louis Forestier, Daniel-Lesur and Pierre Wissmer.
A German composer born April 20, 1963.
Having studied composition at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin with Franck Michael and Gösta Neuwirth (1983-1991), Isabel Mundry took advanced classes with Hans Zender at the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt (1991-1994). She has also trained in electronic music, at the studio of Fribourg as well as at that of the Technical University of Berlin, where she in addition studied musicology, the history of art and philosophy. She completed her studies with the composition and computer music course at Ircam (1992-1994).
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.
Sasha J. BLONDEAU
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 and American composer, performer, improviser born June 12, 1956 in Langley (Virginia, United States).