A French composer born July 24, 1965 in Saint Vallier.
A clarinettist by training, André Serre-Milan studied at the Lyons Conservatory and avidly followed the seminars of Helmut Lachenmann, Jonathan Harvey, Tristan Murail, Gilbert Amy, Pierre Henry, Emmanuel Nunes and Philippe Manoury. Following the computer music course at Ircam, he then furthered his approach to opera and music theatre with Pascal Dusapin at Atem. His conception of music and approach to the staging and spatialisation of sound are based on a dialogue with other cultures and forms of expression. Co-founder and artistic director of the association ‘Création, Recherche, Expérimentation Artistiques’ (CREA), he has collaborated with writers, choreographers, stage directors, visual artistes, photographers, and artistes such as Art Zoyd and Yé Lassina Coulibaly. His compositions, for traditional acoustic instruments as well as electro-acoustic techniques, range from the solo to the orchestral work, and include vocal and choral music as well as covering all domains: concert, dance, multimedia, installation, incidental and film music. André Serre-Milan also taught the clarinet and composition for ten years in the Rhône-Alpes region of France, and has an interest in pedagogic music and young audiences. The Sacem awarded him its prize for a teaching score in 2006. His works include Jeux d’oiseaux (1993), Lignes de vie(s), multimedia show (2004), Sur les pistes du chant (2004), Silence!, first performed in 2009 at the Maison de Radio France.