A French composer born March 27, 1954 in Civray.
After studying at the University of Poitiers and at the Paris Conservatory where he followed notably the classes of Pierre Schaeffer, Thierry Lancino devoted himself entirely to composition and musical research. His interest in electronic music, for which he had already written several works at the GRM (1977-1979), took him at first to the USA where he became interested in the synthesis and digital treatment of sounds and, alongside John Chowning, he realised his first compositions with a computer (Static Arches). On returning to France, at Pierre Boulez’s demand, he joined the team at Ircam. There then started a period of seven particularly productive years (1981-1988) during which Thierry Lancino composed and taught while still carrying out his own research. New works were written (Aloni), reflecting the new ideas and possibilities presented by the development of tools for synchronising the performer and the computer. His appointment as a resident at the Académie de France in Rome in 1988 for his work as a whole marked a profound change in his career. His æsthetic was fundamentally modified, as were his means of production. Abandoning electronic resources, he refocussed on the gamut of possibilities presented by the voice, instruments and the orchestra. Among recent works is, notably, a Requiem, commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation.