A French composer born December 21, 1937 in Marseille.
At the Marseilles Conservatory Georges Boeuf was initiated into instrumental playing as well as harmony and counterpoint. Recompensed in 1966 by the Sacem with a prize for his Sinfonietta, he was the co-founder in 1969 of the Groupe de Musique Expérimentale de Marseille (Gmem). Having taught for several years at the Marseilles Conservatory, Georges Boeuf established a composition class there in 1988. He also founded the Télémaque ensemble, its entire repertory being dedicated to contemporary music. Although his responsibilities within the Gmem made him appear to outsiders as primarily an electro-acoustician, Georges Boeuf has distinguished himself in very different musical genres, from electro-acoustics to instrumental music via mixed and vocal works, for stage or cinema. His catalogue comprises a hundred or so pieces, including, notably, Champs (1975), Abyssi Symphonia (1980), Nocturne (1985), Les filles du sommeil (1987), Miroir/Absence (1987), Le chant de la nature (for the Grande Galerie of the Natural History Museum in Paris - 1993), Risées (1994), the opera Paul Verlaine (first performed in Nancy in 1996 by François Le Roux, and renewed in Marseille in 2003), Solitaire vigie (1999) and Thrênos (2003).