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A French composer born June 8, 1954 in Lyon.
A musicologist by training, Bernard Fort was the co-founder in 1976 of the GMVL (Groupe de Musiques Vivantes de Lyon), a studio of acousmatic music. Laureate of Bourges Prizes in 1981 (Le Tombeau de William Byrd) and in 1993 (12 Haïku and L’impatience des limites), of the Villa Medici Fuori-i-muri Prize in 1996 as well as of the Chasseurs de Sons Prize of France Culture in 1994, 1995 and 1997, he composes mainly acousmatic music.
Pierre Alain JAFFRENNOU
Composer, set designer and film and musical show director, born in 1939 in Besançon.
With a diploma in the sciences (maths, terrestrial physics, etc.), Pierre-Alain Jaffrennou studied at the Conservatoire de Besançon, as well as th Paris Conservatory in the electro-acoustic class of Pierre Schaeffer.
A French composer and conductor born January 20, 1935 in Strasbourg, who died October 22, 2017 in Barr.
Jean-Jacques Werner studied the harp, the horn, conducting and composition at the Strasburg Conservatory and the Schola Cantorum in Paris with Pierre Wismer, Daniel Lesur and Léon Barzin. From 1960 he led a career as conductor, notably at the Radio, and accorded great importance to the programming of works by contemporary composers. Appointed director of Fresnes Conservatory in 1968, he subsequently taught conducting at the Rheims Conservatory and was guest teacher at the Paris Conservatory.
Georg Friedrich HAAS
An Austrian composer born August 16, 1953 in Graz (Austria).
A pianist by training, Georg Friedrich Haas studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Graz then at that in Vienna, with respectively Gösta Neuwirth and Friedrich Cerha. He completed his training with a summer course at Darmstadt as well as a composition and computer music course at Ircam.
A French composer born March 12, 1938 in Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
Born into a highly musical family, Tona Scherchen, known as Ti-tigre, started her musical apprenticeship at a very early age. She pursued it for ten years in China, at the Peking and Shanghai conservatories, before becoming a pupil of Hans Werner Henze in Salzburg, of Olivier Messiaen in Paris and of György Ligeti in Vienna. Gaining, notably, a First Prize from the Paris Conservatory (1964) as well as a First Prize in the Composition Competition of the Gaudeamus Foundation (1967), she brings together the European avant-garde idioms of the 1960s and 1970s in a personal language.
A French composer born August 9, 1943 in Cannes.
Born into a musical environment, Michèle Bokanowski studied letters and philosophy before turning to composition after reading Pierre Schaeffer’s À la recherche d’une musique concrète. Training with Michel Puig and Éliane Radigue, she followed a course at the research department of the the ORTF (1970) and was part of a group researching into sound synthesis.
A French composer born October 18, 1933 in Paris, died June 15, 2017 near Carcassonne (France).
A pianist and organist by training, Jacques Charpentier studied composition with Tony Aubin and the philosophy of music with Olivier Messiaen at the Paris Conservatory.
A French composer, improviser, performer-broadcaster and director born August 25, 1945 in Compiègne.
A violinist by training, Christian Clozier turned towards instrumental and electronic improvisation with the ensemble Opus N. In parallel he studied at the Schola Cantorum, the Paris Conservatory and then with Pierre Schaeffer at the GRM. The deviser and designer of instruments/systems, he developed studios for composition (Charybde, 1972) as well as two electro-acoustic instruments, one for child pedagogy and amateurs (Gmebogosse, 1972), the other for live performance-diffusion (Gmebaphone, 1973).
A French composer born May 14, 1959 in East Patchogue (United States).
Anthony Girard studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably with Serge Nigg and Claude Ballif. He won prizes for harmony, counterpoint, analysis, orchestration and composition (1980-1986), as well as a DEA in music history (1985) at the Sorbonne. He was then in residence at the Casa de Velázquez (1986-1988) and developed his style free of all restraints.
A French composer, organist and improviser born April 18, 1930 in Angers, died January 26, 2019 in Paris.
An organist by training, Jean Guillou studied at the Paris Conservatory, where he was a pupil of Marcel Dupré, Maurice Duruflé and Olivier Messiaen. He went on to teach the organ and composition, organised master classes around the world, particularly on performance and improvisation at the organ, and was titular organist of the church of Saint-Eustache in Paris from 1963 to 2014.
LEFRANCOIS Laurent (1974)
LEGRANDGERARD Philippe (1957)
LEGUAY Jean-Pierre (1939)
LEJET Édith (1941)
LEJEUNE-BONNIER Eliane (1921-2015)
LEJEUNE Jacques (1940)
LEMAITRE Dominique (1953)
LENFANT Patrick (1945)
LENNERS Claude (1956)
LENOT Jacques (1945)
LEROUX Philippe (1959)
LESAGE Jean (1958)
LESSER David (1966)
LETORT Bruno (1963)
LEVACK DREVER John (1973)
LEVAILLANT Denis (1952)
LEVEL Pierre-Yves (1937)
LEVINAS Michaël (1949)
LEVINE Josh (1959)
LEVY Alexandre (1971)
LEVY Fabien (1968)
LEWENSOHN Gideon (1954)
LIAO Lin-Ni (1977)
LIBEROVICI Andrea (1962)
LIERDEMAN Philippe (1965)
LIGETI György (1923-2006)
LIGUORO Pascal (1963)
LINDBERG Magnus (1958)