A French composer born July 24, 1946 in Paris.
François Bousch studied at the Schola Cantorum in Paris before entering the Paris Conservatory. A pupil notably of Jeanne Loriod, Betsy Jolas, Claude Ballif and Olivier Messiaen, he also met, during his studies, Luciano Berio and Karlheinz Stockhausen. In residence at the Villa Medici in 1974, he subsequently followed a course at Ircam (1980) and the GRM (1988). A player of the ondes Martenot, he was invited by Tristan Murail to join the electronic instruments ensemble of L’Itinéraire (1977). Artistic and musical director of the Ensemble Instrumental de Basse-Normandie (1982), he then founded the ensemble Sine Qua Non (1990). A pedagogue, and founder of the École Nationale de Musique d’Evry, director of the Cefedem in Lorraine (2000), he teaches analysis, harmony and counterpoint, electro-acoustics, computer assisted music, composition and orchestration. In his works François Bousch uses classical compositional procedures as well as new technologies, fits instruments out with electronics and introduces into the modes of play accessories from everyday life (a brush, knitting needles, etc.). His compositions are for various groupings, from solo instrument to orchestra, some with pedagogical intentions. His works include Souffle de vie-lumière (1976), Spirales insolites (1982), Pluie-Lumières (1983), Fission d’échos (1986), Talea Tempore (1992), Sirènes (2004), Wei Tsi (2008).