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A French composer born September 17, 1954 in Orléans.
Joël-François Durand studied musicology at the University of Paris VIII and piano at the École Normale de Musique in Paris. He studied composition with Brian Ferneyhough at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg, as well as with György Ligeti and Luciano Berio at the Centre Acanthes. He continued his studies in the USA at the University of New York Stony Brook, where he was the pupil of Bülent Arel (composition) and Daria Semegen (electronic music), and he obtained a doctorate in composition in 1988.
An Italian composer born March 30, 1962.
Born into a family of musicians, Andrea Liberovici studied the violin, viola and composition at the conservatories of Venice and Turin. He also followed drama classes at the school of the Teatro Stabile in Genoa and singing classes with Cathy Berberian.
An Italian composer born March 12, 1964 in Reggio Emilia (Italy).
Stefano Bonilauri studied composition, choral music and the piano at the conservatories of Bologna and Reggio Emilia. He was notably a pupil of the composers Armando Gentilucci, Fabrizio Fanticini, Adriano Guarnieri and Alessandro Solbiati.
A Swiss composer, oboist and conductor born May 21, 1939 in Langenthal.
A student at the Bern Conservatory, Heinz Holliger was a pupil of Emile Cassagnaud (oboe) and Sandor Veress (composition). Gaining a degree in 1958, he led an international career as an oboist and in parallel followed composition classes with Pierre Boulez in Basel (1961-1963). A virtuoso instrumentalist, he has developed new ways of playing and has been the inspiration for many new works (notably by Elliott Carter, Karlheinz Stockhausen, etc.).
A Japanese composer born January 1st, 1955 in Hiroshima.
Toshio Hosokawa studied the piano, harmony and counterpoint in Japan before becoming a pupil of Isang Yun at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin (1976). He completed his training at the Hochschule für Musik in Fribourg in Brisgau (1983-1986) with Klaus Huber and Brian Ferneyhough. The founder, in 1989, of a contemporary music festival in Akiyoshidai (Japan), he was then appointed composer in residence with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and then director of the International Music Festival in Takefu and was invited to all the leading festivals of contemporary music in Europe.
A Swiss composer, director and clarinetist born July 2, 1946 in Bern.
Jean-Luc Darbellay studied the clarinet at the Bern Conservatory, then conducting with Pierre Dervaux and Franco Ferrara. He followed the composition classes of Cristobal Halffter and Dimitri Terzakis, assisted Edison Denisov and took part in seminars organised by Pierre Boulez at the Collège de France and Ircam, as well as masterclasses with Heinz Holliger and Klaus Huber. In 1978 he founded and directed the Ludus Ensemble before creating the variable ensemble Orion (1997).
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 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.
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 24, 1942 in Le Mans.
HOSOKAWA Toshio (1955)
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)