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A Moroccan composer born January 1st, 1938 in Salé (Morocco).
After studying music at the Rabat Conservatory in Morocco, Ahmed Essyad settled in Paris in 1962, where he became the pupil and later assistant of Max Deutsch. Finding an interest in ethnomusicology, he concentrated his research on orality and notation (Le Collier des ruses, 1977), as well as on musical time and pulsation (cycle L’eau, 1980-1993; Héloïse et Abélard, 2000). His music is a blend of the oral Berber tradition, serial writing, Gregorian and modal influences.
An English composer born January 31, 1960 in United Kingdom.
Trained as a pianist, George Benjamin studied in Paris with Yvonne Loriod and Olivier Messiaen before following the teaching of Alexander Goehr at King’s College, Cambridge (1978-1982). From 1985 to 1987 he learned electroacoustic techniques at Ircam (Antara, 1987). As well as a composer he is a conductor and has been a composition teacher at the Royal College of Music in London and King’s College. Polymorphous, Benjamin’s output reflects the influences of his earliest masters, as well as of Alban Berg, Henri Dutilleux, György Ligeti and Pierre Boulez.
A French composer born October 30, 1935 in Bordeaux.
A multifacetted percussionnist, improviser and composer, Jean-Pierre Drouet studied successively the trumpet and drumming after an accident deprived him of an intended career as pianist. He studied in turn at the conservatories of Bordeaux and Paris in the percussion class of Félix Passerone, a pupil of René Leibowitz, and the compostion class of André Hodeir. At first he showed a lively interest in jazz, but Drouet’s meeting with the composer Luciano Berio in 1959 marked the start of a trajectory with contemporary music at its heart. As a performer, Jean-Pierre Drouet took part in the premieres of many works of prestigious composers.
An American composer and conductor born January 1st, 1947.
Born into a musical family, John Adams studied the clarinet and played in wind bands before continuing his training as a conductor and in composition at Harvard University (1965-1971), notably with Leon Kirchner. He subsequently devoted himself to teaching and conducting at the San Francisco Conservatory, as well as to composition, writing for all formations: chamber, orchestral, vocal and electroacoustic.
An Italian composer born April 9, 1948 in Venice.
Claudio Ambrosini studied music history and early instruments at Venice University and trained in electronic music at the Venice Conservatory. Also in possession of a master’s degree in literature and foreign languages, he is passionately interested in the Venetian dialect, and for Venetian culture as a whole.
An Italian composer, performer, painter, writer, stage director born October 1, 1931 in Florence (Italy).
Sylvano Bussotti began his apprenticeship of the violin at the age of five before entering the piano class of Luigi Dallapiccola at the Florence Conservatory where he also studied harmony and counterpoint. War, however, interrupted his studies though he subsequently studied composition as an autodidact. In 1956 he became a pupil of Max Deutsch in Paris and met Pierre Boulez, who introduced him to Darmstadt where became acquainted with John Cage.
A French composer born August 20, 1957 in Paris.
Jean-René Combes-Damiens studied musicology at the University of Paris-Sorbonne as well as the piano at the École Normale de Musique in Paris. He trained in composition with Patrice Sciortino at the European Music Conservatory of Paris, as well as by virtue of significant encounters with Antoine Tisné and Henri Dutilleux.
A French composer born May 17, 1952 in Rouen.
Francis Faber studied at the University of Rouen and the Paris Conservatory.
With a passion for the stage, multidisciplinary creation and multimedia, he cultivates real-time electronics, plays on digital instruments such as the Wiimote, the Karlax, and actually builds the instruments required for his shows.
An Argentinian composer born September 29, 1956 in Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Born into a family of musicians, Carlos Grätzer studied with his father, the Austro-Argentinian composer and teacher Guillermo Grätzer.
A Japanese composer born January 31, 1969 in Tokyo (Japan).
After a master’s degree in composition at the Tokyo National University for the Fine Arts and Music in 1992, Misato Mochizuki settled in France and studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of Paul Méfano and Emmanuel Nunes. She subsequently followed the composition and computer music course of Ircam (1996-1997) and enriched her way of listening to music, notably in contact with Tristan Murail.
HOUBART François-Henri (1952)
HOUDY Pierick (1929)
HUBER Klaus (1924-2017)
HUBER Nicolaus A. (1939)
HUMMEL Thomas (1962)
HUNG Chien-Hui (1965)
HUREL Philippe (1955)
HUSA Karel (1921-2016)
IANNOTTA Clara (1983)
IBARRONDO Félix (1943)
ICHIYANAGI Toshi (1933)
IGLESIA Gérard (1952)
IGLESIAS-ROSSI Alejandro (1960)
INGOLFSSON Atli (1962)
INGRAM James (1948)
IOACHIMESCU Calin (1949)
ISAKSSON Madeleine (1956)
ISHERWOOD Nicholas (1959)
ISHIDA Sanae (1979)
JAFFRENNOU Pierre Alain (1939)
JAKUBOWSKI Pascale (1960)
JAMMES Jean-Gabriel (1942)
JANNONE René-Michel (1927)
JARRELL Michael (1958)
JENTZSCH Wilfried (1941)
JISSE David (1946-2020)