Mario Marcelo MARY
An Argentine composer born April 25, 1961 in Buenos Aires.
After gaining a diploma in composition at the University of La Plata in Argentina, Mario Mary continued his training at the GRM, the Paris Conservatory and Ircam. He obtained a doctorate in the aesthetics, science and technology of the arts, at the University of Paris VIII, where he taught computer-assisted composition (1996-2010).
A teacher of electro-acoustic composition at the Académie de Musique Prince Rainier III in Monaco, co-founder and artistic director of Monaco/Electroacoustique (international electro-acoustic music meetings), this teacher-researcher also lectures in Europe and South America.
A French composer born January 25, 1961 in Lyons.
A pianist by training, Christophe Maudot studied at the Lyons Regional Conservatory and at the Paris Conservatory, notably with Pierre Schaefer, Guy Reibel, Laurent Cuniot, Yves Gérard, Betsy Jolas and Alain Bernaud.
A programme advisor for the Orchestre National de France for ten years, he worked at the same time in research and recording studios, interesting himself in the musical potential of new instruments together with the electroacoustic and digital transformation of sound.
Peter MAXWELL DAVIES
A British composer and conductor born September 8, 1934 in Manchester (United Kingdom) who died March 14, 2016 In Orkney Islands (Scotland).
After studying at the Royal Manchester College of Music (1952-1956) and at Manchester University, Peter Maxwell Davies pursued his studies in Rome with Goffredo Petrassi, then at Princeton in the USA (1962-1964), notably with Milton Babitt.
A German composer naturalized French, born January 24, 1961 in Giessen Hessen (Germany).
A French composer born January 1st, 1956 in Tournan-en-Brie.
A guitarist by training, Philippe Mion studied at the Paris Conservatory, in the classes of Pierre Schaeffer and Guy Reibel, as well as at the Paris-Sorbonne University (1974-1978). The discovery of electroacoustic music was a revelation; he collaborated in the activities of the GRM, became a producer for Radio France (1979-1982) and appeared as a performer of acousmatic works.
A French composer born December 12, 1924 in Marseilles, who died July 29, 2005.
A French composer born March 21, 1953 in Annecy.
Philippe Moënne-Loccoz studied at the Geneva Conservatory in the electroacoustic composition class of Rainer Boesch. In parallel he followed classes with Philippe Albéra and made some crucial encounters, notably with Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry, Tristan Murail and Alain Savouret.
A French composer of Polish origin born May 13, 1949 in Bydgoszcz (Poland).
Piotr Moss studied at the Higher Music School of Warsaw (1968-1972), notably with Grazyna Bacewicz and Piotr Perkowski. He completed his training with Krzysztof Penderecki and later in Paris with Nadia Boulanger.
At first a composer of illustrative music for Polish theatre and radio, he received, after settling in France, many commissions for ‘pure’ music, particularly state commissions (Incontri for orchestra, 1981; Récit II for violin and orchestra, 2005) and from Radio France (Défets, oratorio, 1987; Fresques for orchestra, 1998).
A French composer born July 17, 1947 in La Bourboule.
A pianist and organist by training, François Nicolas, with a diploma from the École Polytechnique, chose the path of composition after meeting the American composer Robert Carl. Then an unregistered student at the Paris Conservatory, he notably followed the classes of Michel Philippot, and completed his piano studies with Carlos Roque Alsina. He attended the summer academies of Acanthes, Darmstadt and Ircam, where he met Mauricio Kagel, Luciano Berio and Brian Ferneyhough.
A French composer born June 6, 1924 in Paris who died November 12, 2008 in Paris.
A pupil of Olivier Messiaen and Simone Plé-Caussade at the Paris Conservatory, Serge Nigg subsequently completed his training with René Leibowitz who initiated him into dodecaphonism. With this he composed Variations for piano and ten instruments (1946), the first strictly dodecaphonic French work. Serge Nigg subsequently distanced himself from serialism, his political convictions guiding him towards a kind of music more accessible to everyone.