A Swiss composer, director and clarinetist born July 2, 1946 in Bern.
Jean-Luc Darbellay studied the clarinet at the Bern Conservatory, then conducting with Pierre Dervaux and Franco Ferrara. He followed the composition classes of Cristobal Halffter and Dimitri Terzakis, assisted Edison Denisov and took part in seminars organised by Pierre Boulez at the Collège de France and Ircam, as well as masterclasses with Heinz Holliger and Klaus Huber. In 1978 he founded and directed the Ludus Ensemble before creating the variable ensemble Orion (1997).
Jean-Jacques DI TUCCI
A French composer born February 25, 1958 in Montpellier.
After studying music at the Montpellier Conservatory, Jean-Jacques Di Tucci became a piano teacher and a pianist, notably with the ensemble Diagonales. Later (1992-1995) he completed his training at the Lyons Conservatory in the composition classes of Gilbert Amy and those of musical analysis with Robert Pascal.
A French composer born September 17, 1954 in Orléans.
Joël-François Durand studied musicology at the University of Paris VIII and piano at the École Normale de Musique in Paris. He studied composition with Brian Ferneyhough at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg, as well as with György Ligeti and Luciano Berio at the Centre Acanthes. He continued his studies in the USA at the University of New York Stony Brook, where he was the pupil of Bülent Arel (composition) and Daria Semegen (electronic music), and he obtained a doctorate in composition in 1988.
A Belgian composer born November 23, 1953 in Liège (Belgium).
Bernard Foccroulle studied the organ at the Royal Liège Conservatory and took advanced classes notably with Xavier Darasse and Gustav Leonhardt. Passionately interested in both baroque and contemporary music, he notably recorded the organ works of Bach, Buxtehude and premiered the music of composers such as Philippe Boesmans, Brian Ferneyhough, Betsy Jolas, Xavier Darasse, Jonathan Harvey and Pascal Dusapin.
A French composer born June 8, 1954 in Lyon.
A musicologist by training, Bernard Fort was the co-founder in 1976 of the GMVL (Groupe de Musiques Vivantes de Lyon), a studio of acousmatic music. Laureate of Bourges Prizes in 1981 (Le Tombeau de William Byrd) and in 1993 (12 Haïku and L’impatience des limites), of the Villa Medici Fuori-i-muri Prize in 1996 as well as of the Chasseurs de Sons Prize of France Culture in 1994, 1995 and 1997, he composes mainly acousmatic music.
A French composer born March 28, 1949 in Limoges.
A flautist by training, Patrice Fouillaud studied at the Limoges Conservatory. He then began a career as an orchestral musician and music education teacher before following a composition course at the Accademia Chigiana in Sienna with Franco Donatoni (1979). He followed advanced classes at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome (1980-1982), where he won a First Prize for composition.
A French composer born May 23, 1912 in Le Mans who died September 25, 1997.
Born into a family of musicians, Jean Françaix studied the piano, won a First Prize at the Paris Conservatory (1930) and studied composition with Nadia Boulanger.
A French composer and performer born February 13, 1947 in Pertuis.
A French composer born December 18, 1948 in La Tour du Pin.
With a diploma in art history, sociology and education sciences at Lyons University, James Giroudon studied music with Pierre Schaeffer and Guy Reibel at the Paris Conservatory. Committed to new technologies, he founded the Grame, a national centre for music creation, with Pierre-Alain Jaffrennou in Lyons in 1981 and was jointly in charge of its management and international development. It was with Jaffrennou that he also created, in 1992, the festival Musiques en Scènes, a multidisciplinary event and showcase for new tools for creation and computerised instrument making that has been biennial since 2002.
A German composer, stage director and artistic director born August 17, 1952 in Neustadt / Weinstrasse (Germany).
With a diploma in sociology and music from the University of Frankfurt, Heiner Goebbels is one of the representatives of music theatre. He draws on varied forms of artistic expression, from Hanns Eisler and Bertolt Brecht as well as his earliest experiences in the domains of experimental rock, jazz and the extreme leftwing wind band the Sogenannten Linksradikalen Blasorchester that he founded in 1976.