A French composer born June 25, 1977 in Thionville.
Gilles Schuehmacher studied at the Regional Conservatory and at the University of Lyons and later at the Paris Conservatory, notably with Alain Mabit, Michèle Reverdy and Emmanuel Nunes. He also followed composition seminars at the Centre Acanthes and Royaumont.
He has composed mainly chamber music and vocal music (An die Musik for soprano, mezzo and harp, 2008; Poèmes de l’ombre for soprano and percussion, 2011; Pratique de la mémoire for four female voices, 2012). Fascinated by the poems of Rainer Maria Rilke, Marina Tsvetaeva and Nelly Sachs, he has rendered their intensity in music through the invention of pliable melodic lines of great variety, setting the voice at the heart of his output. His production also includes studies of character, of composition and of listening (Schattenhaft for viola, cello and soprano ad lib., 2010; Die Nacht ist heiter for bass clarinet and accordion, 2011), as well as homages to other composers (D’après Couperin for flute, clarinet, guitar, viola and cello, 2008; Night of light, d’après Harvey for flute and string trio, 2013).
Gilles Schuehmacher teaches musical culture at the Rueil-Malmaison Regional Conservatory.