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A French and Swiss composer, writer and stage director born July 13, 1961 in Chambéry.
A guitarist by training, Jean-Christophe Rosaz studied at the Lyons Conservatory, notably with Gilbert Amy, Raffi Ourgandjian and Robert Pascal, before finishing with a course in film music composition at the École Normale in Paris.
A French composer, performer and multidisciplinary artist born September 30, 1972 in Rouen
A British composer born December 19, 1967 in London.
A violinist by training, Rebecca Saunders studied composition with Wolfgang Rihm at the Musikhochschule of Karlsruhe and at Edinburgh University.
She explores tone-colours, breath sounds, breathing, and studies the relationship of instrumentalists with sounds in space. She frequently makes use of spatialisation processes (Chroma for ensemble and sound objets, 2003; Stirrings Still I for five players, 2006; Stasis for 16 soloists, first performed by the ensemble MusikFabrik, 2011). Silence is another fundamental element in her concept of music: she makes it audible, composes with and around it.
A French composer born January 24, 1942 in Le Mans.
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 May 20, 1939 in Lille.
Trained at Versailles Conservatory, Jean Schwarz played percussion with various professional jazz groups before joining the GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales) from 1969 to 1999. He was also a CNRS engineer in the department of ethnomusicology in the Musée de l’Homme from 1965 to 1999, and teacher at the Gennevilliers Conservatory (1979-1997), where he set up the electroacoustic class. He founded and also directed Celia Records, a publishing company for producing his own music.
An Italian composer born in 1956 in Bursto Arsizio (Italy).
A Chinese composer born August 18, 1957 in Changsha (China).
Initiated into traditional Chinese stringed instruments, Tan Dun plays the viol and writes arrangements for Peking Opera. He studied at Peking Conservatory then in the USA, at Columbia University, where he discovered the minimalist and post-minimalist composers.
A Chinese composer born July 31, 1971.
A pianist by training, Leilei Tian studied composition, obtaining a master’s degree at the Central Peking Conservatory (1988-1995). She completed her training with an advanced diploma (2001) at the Göteborg Conservatory, and by following summer classes at such great institutions as Darmstadt, Acanthes, Royaumont, as well as the composition and music IT course at Ircam (2002-2003).
A Canadian composer, pianist, ondist and teacher born September 6, 1932 in Arvida (Canada), who died July 27, 2017 in Montréal.
A pianist, Gilles Tremblay entered the Montreal Conservatory where he studied composition with Claude Champagne. He continued his apprenticeship at the École Normale de Musique and the Paris Conservatory, notably with Olivier Messiaen. He studied the piano, the ondes Martenot, attended the summer classes of Darmstadt, where he met Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez and Henri Pousseur, and initiated himself into electroacoustic techniques in a course with Pierre Schaeffer at the ORTF. In the course of a study journey in the Far East he absorbed the melodies of Java, Bali and the percussion of China and India.
NEUWIRTH Olga (1968)
NICOLAS François (1947)
NICULESCU Stefan (1927-2008)
NIGG Serge (1924-2008)
NILLNI Ricardo (1960)
NILOVIC Janko (1941)
NODA Ryo (1948)
NODAIRA Ichiro (1953)
NONO Luigi (1924-1990)
NORDIN Jesper (1971)
NUNES Emmanuel (1941-2012)
NUNEZ Adolfo (1954)
NYMAN Michaël (1944)
OBST Michael (1955)
ODIARD Patrick (1965)
OHANA Maurice (1913-1992)
OLLIVIER Philippe (1969)
ORTI Guillaume (1969)
ORTS Jose Antonio (1955)
OURGANDJIAN Raffi (1937)
OUZOUNOFF Alexandre (1955)
OUZOUNOFF Daniel (1929-2015)
PABLO Luis De (1930)
PALACIO Pedro (1961)
PANAGOPOULOS Nicolas (1944)
PANNETON Isabelle (1955)
PANNI Marcello (1940)
PARIS François (1961)