A Japanese composer born January 1st, 1955 in Hiroshima.
Toshio Hosokawa studied the piano, harmony and counterpoint in Japan before becoming a pupil of Isang Yun at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin (1976). He completed his training at the Hochschule für Musik in Fribourg in Brisgau (1983-1986) with Klaus Huber and Brian Ferneyhough. The founder, in 1989, of a contemporary music festival in Akiyoshidai (Japan), he was then appointed composer in residence with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and then director of the International Music Festival in Takefu and was invited to all the leading festivals of contemporary music in Europe.See complete biography
A Swiss composer born November 30, 1924 in Bern, died October 2, 2017 in Perugia (Italy).
A violinist by training, Klaus Huber studied composition at the Zurich Conservatory with Willy Burkhard, then in Berlin with Boris Blacher. Having taught the violin at the Zurich Conservatory (1950-1960), he directed successively the composition classes of the Musikakademie in Basel and of the Musikhochschule in Fribourg-in-Brisgau.See complete biography
Pierre Alain JAFFRENNOU
Composer, set designer and film and musical show director, born in 1939 in Besançon.
With a diploma in the sciences (maths, terrestrial physics, etc.), Pierre-Alain Jaffrennou studied at the Conservatoire de Besançon, as well as th Paris Conservatory in the electro-acoustic class of Pierre Schaeffer.See complete biography
A French composer born August 4, 1966 in Dijon.
A violinist, Frédéric Kahn studied at the Dijon Conservatory and the University of Bourgogne. He studied composition at the Lyons Regional Conservatory with Denis Dufour then at the higher Lyons Conservatory with Gilbert Amy. He completed his training with masterclasses at Royaumont, the Centre Acanthes and the computer music course at Ircam.See complete biography
A French composer, producer and stage director born May 27, 1940 in Andlau.
René Koering studied the piano and the oboe in Strasburg, before, on the advice of Pierre Boulez in 1960, going to Darmstadt to study with Bruno Maderna.See complete biography
A German and Swiss composer born January 1st, 1960.
Hanspeter Kyburz studied composition with Alexandra Dobrowolsky and Gösta Neuwirth in Graz and then at the Academy of the Arts in Berlin (1982-1990) with Gösta Neuwirth and Frank Michael Beyer, before taking advanced classes with Hans Zender in Frankfurt (1990-1993).See complete biography
A French composer, bassist and improviser born September 12, 1951 in Aix-en-Provence.
Joëlle Léandre studied the double bass with Pierre Delescluse in Aix en Provence before taking advanced classes at the Paris Conservatory. She was greatly inspired by concerts of free jazz and continued her musical discoveries in the USA after having received a bursary from the Center for Creative and Performing Arts of Buffalo (1976). She steeped herself in Afro-American and minimalist music, and met Fred Hopkins, Leroy Jenkins, Butch Morris and John Cage. She is also a laureate of the Villa Medici ‘fuori-i-muri’ (1981), the DAAD of Berlin (1990) and the Villa Kujoyama of Kyoto (1998).See complete biography
A Belgian composer born February 23, 1960.
Claude Ledoux studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and music at the Royal Liège Conservatory in Belgium. In 1980 came a decisive meeting with Tristan Murail. Claude Ledoux obtained a masters degree in music sciences at Liège University after following classes in musical analysis with Célestin Deliège and in composition with Frédéric Rzewski, Philippe Boesmans and Henri Pousseur.See complete biography
A French composer born March 10, 1963 in Vichy.
A guitarist and composer, Bruno Letort published, in the early 1980s, a series of albums on the fringes of jazz and rock while collaborating with very many musicians from the jazz and improvised music scenes. He created his own label, Cube Music, then founded the label Signature for Radio France. A producer for France Musique, he created Tapage nocturne, a broadcast devoted to inventive forms of music.See complete biography
An Italian composer born March 30, 1962.
Born into a family of musicians, Andrea Liberovici studied the violin, viola and composition at the conservatories of Venice and Turin. He also followed drama classes at the school of the Teatro Stabile in Genoa and singing classes with Cathy Berberian.See complete biography