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R. Murray SCHAFER
A Canadian composer, ecologist, theorist and teacher born July 18, 1933 in Sarnia (Canada).
A pianist by training, having studied at the Royal Conservatory, the University of Toronto as well as the Royal School of Music in London, Raymond Murray Schafer also taught himself journalism, languages, literature and philosophy.
In the 1960s he undertook research into sound ecology and developed the concept of sound landscape. In his best-known work, The Tuning of the world (1977), he studied the social, scientific and artistic aspects of sound and documented the results of the World Soundscape Project he cofounded in 1969. In the field of music education, his innovative pedagogical theories are applied in, notably, South America, Japan and Scandinavia.
An Italian composer born October 28, 1979 in Trento (Italy).
A clarinettist by training, Matteo Franceschini studied composition with Alessandro Solbiati at the Milan Conservatory before taking advanced studies with Azio Corghi at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, then in France at Ircam, where he followed the composition and computer music course (2006-2008).
He has won many prizes and has received commissions, notably from the French state, the Venice Biennial (Legenda for violin and ensemble, 2007), Rheims Opera, the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France (Exercices de styles, 2010), the RAI.
A French composer, violinist and conductor born February 25, 1989 in Toulouse.
Benjamin Attahir studied at the Toulouse Conservatory, the Paris Regional Conservatory (class of Edith Canat de Chizy) and then at the main Paris Conservatory, where he followed the teaching of Marc-André Dalbavie and Gérard Pesson.
A French composer born February 20, 1980 in Nantes.
A pianist by training, Nicolas Mondon took advanced classes in vocal accompaniment and improvisation. He studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of Michaël Levinas, Yan Maresz, Alexandros Markeas and Gérard Pesson. He also followed the composition session of Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont (2005) and the music computing course of Ircam (2009-2012).
In 2012, with musicians from the Paris Conservatory, he founded the variable ensemble InSoliTus, an ensemble devoted to the diffusion of today’s music.
A French composer born in 1979.
A pianist by training, François Meïmoun studied at the Conservatory of Angers and then the Paris Conservatory, notably with Michael Levinas (musical analysis) and Allain Gaussin (composition). He wrote a thesis at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales entitled La construction du langage de Pierre Boulez, la première sonate pour piano (2019).
A French composer born January 19, 1977 in Brest.
Benoît Menut studied at the Brest Conservatory (violin, trumpet) then at the Regional Paris Conservatory before entering the main Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of Jacques Castérède, Jacques Charpentier and Alain Mabit. At the same time he studied with Olivier Greif (1998-2000).
A Japanese composer born August 6, 1977 in Osaka (Japan).
A pianist by training, Kenji Sakai studied composition at the University for Music and the Fine Arts of Kyoto then at the Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of Frédéric Durieux, Allain Gaussin, Marco Stroppa and Luis Naon. He completed his training at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva with Michael Jarrell and Ircam.
In residence at the Casa de Velázquez (2012-2013) and at the Villa Medici (2015-2016), he was subsequently composer in residence with the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra (2017-2020).
A Greek composer born September 17, 1965 in Athens (Greece).
A pianist trained in Athens, Georgia Spiropoulos also studied jazz before working as an instrumentalist, arranger and transcriber of orally transmitted Greek music.
She subsequently settled in Paris, studied instrumental and electroacoustic composition with Philippe Leroux and followed the composition and computer music course of Ircam.
A laureate of the Villa Medici Fuori I Muri prize in the USA, she then undertook in New York research into the interactive interfaces and the capture of conductors’ gestures.
A French composer and singer born in Toulouse in 1966.
After studying letters at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and undertaking university research on the works of Georges Perec and Jules Verne, Vincent Bouchot chose to devote himself solely to music. He joined the choir of the Chapelle Royale before becoming a member of the ensemble Clément Jannequin. He specialised in both the polyphony of the Renaissance and contemporary creation. Many vocal pieces have been written for him and he has taken part in first performances of operas, including Leçons d’enfer by Henri Pousseur, Forever Valley by Gérard Pesson, Outsider by Alexandros Markeas and Chantier Woyzeck by Aurélien Dumont.
A Hungarian composer born November 2, 1974 in Budapest.
A pianist by training, Krisztina Megyeri studied at the Franz Liszt Music Academy of Budapest before taking advanced classes in France, notably the Lyons Conservatory and the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatory. She completed her training by attending many masterclasses and by a composition course at Ircam. In 2011 she presented a doctoral thesis on the dramaturgy and æsthetics of contemporary opera at the Franz Liszt Music Academy.
DUFFAU Lionel (1951)
DUFOUR Denis (1953)
DUFOURT Hugues (1943)
DUHAMEL Antoine (1925-2014)
DULAT Philippe (1956)
DUMITRESCU Iancu (1944)
DUMOND Arnaud (1950)
DUMONT Aurélien (1980)
DUPÉ Benjamin (1976)
DUPIN Marc-Olivier (1954)
DUPRAZ Dominique (1947)
DURAND Joël-François (1954)
DURIEUX Frédéric (1959)
DURUPT Laurent (1978)
DURVILLE Philippe (1957)
DUSAPIN Pascal (1955)
DUTILLEUX Henri (1916-2013)
DZIERLATKA Arié (1933)
ECKERT Gerald (1960)
EKMAN Fredrik (1965)
EL-KHOURY Bechara (1957)
ELDAR Sivan (1985)
ELOIRE Jean-Claude (1947)
ELOY Christian (1945)
ELOY Jean-Claude (1938)
EMLER Andy (1958)
ENCINAR José-Ramon (1954)