A French composer, bassist and improviser born September 12, 1951 in Aix-en-Provence.
Joëlle Léandre studied the double bass with Pierre Delescluse in Aix en Provence before taking advanced classes at the Paris Conservatory. She was greatly inspired by concerts of free jazz and continued her musical discoveries in the USA after having received a bursary from the Center for Creative and Performing Arts of Buffalo (1976). She steeped herself in Afro-American and minimalist music, and met Fred Hopkins, Leroy Jenkins, Butch Morris and John Cage. She is also a laureate of the Villa Medici ‘fuori-i-muri’ (1981), the DAAD of Berlin (1990) and the Villa Kujoyama of Kyoto (1998).
A Belgian composer born February 23, 1960.
Claude Ledoux studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and music at the Royal Liège Conservatory in Belgium. In 1980 came a decisive meeting with Tristan Murail. Claude Ledoux obtained a masters degree in music sciences at Liège University after following classes in musical analysis with Célestin Deliège and in composition with Frédéric Rzewski, Philippe Boesmans and Henri Pousseur.
A French composer born March 10, 1963 in Vichy.
A guitarist and composer, Bruno Letort published, in the early 1980s, a series of albums on the fringes of jazz and rock while collaborating with very many musicians from the jazz and improvised music scenes. He created his own label, Cube Music, then founded the label Signature for Radio France. A producer for France Musique, he created Tapage nocturne, a broadcast devoted to inventive forms of music.
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.
A French composer born February 14, 1950 in L'Isle-Adam.
In parallel with studying architecture, Claudy Malherbe followed the classes of Gérard Geay (renaissance counterpoint), Alain Bernaud (harmony), Yvonne Desportes (fugue), Max Deutsch (composition), André Riotte (formalised analysis) and Iannis Xenakis (mathematical formalisation).
A researcher at Ircam, a member of the Atelier de Recherche Instrumentale, he led a project devoted to new instrumental techniques and the beginnings of computer-assisted composition. From all this work, he integrated into his musical syntax the acoustic properties of sound materials and made the computer a veritable tool for musical composition.
A French composer born September 17, 1967 in Marseille.
At first an autodidact, Lionel Marchetti subsequently explored the musique concrète repertory with Xavier Garcia, a composer and musician with Arfi (Imaginary Folklore Research Association).
He composes in the studios of the GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales), the GMVL (Groupe Musiques Vivantes de Lyon), La Muse en Circuit, Cesaré in Rheims, as well as in his own studio. With the artiste Olivier Capparos, he prepares creative radiophonic workshops for France Culture. The two composers have collaborated in this way notably on Kitty Hawk, le sable et le vent, first performed at the Grand Théâtre in Rheims in 2008, and Le puits et la dune, first performed on France Culture in 2014.
A French composer born November 15, 1974 in Paris.
A pianist by training, Caroline Marçot studied notably counterpoint, analysis and harmony at the Paris Conservatory, in the classes of Alain Louvier and Edith Lejet. She completed her cursus with a musicology degree from the Sorbonne.
Having a passion for the voice, she is a member of the Maîtrise de Radio France, the Jeune Chœur de Paris and the Cris de Paris. She founded the vocal trio Viva Lux before joining the ensemble Mora Vocis.
A French composer born June 6, 1959 in Toulon.
Laurent Martin had found an interest in jazz before he turned to composition. He then studied at the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory and then at the Paris Conservatory, notably with Alain Bancquart, Gérard Grisey and Betsy Jolas. He then went on many artiste residencies, in particular at the Villa Medici (1992-1993), the Casa de Velázquez (1997-1998) and the Villa Kujoyama (2002). He was subsequently appointed director of the Saint-Cloud Conservatory.
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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.