A French composer born June 12, 1955 in Plessis-Robinson.
Patrick Roudier studied composition and music research first with Pierre Schaeffer and Guy Reibel at the Paris Conservatory (1979-1982), then with Mauricio Kagel at the Centre Acanthes (1981), Thomas Kessler at the Basel Music Academy (1983) and Pierre Henry, whose music assistant he was at the studio Son-D (1984-1985).
Roudier has composed acousmatic works as well as works for soloists and electronics. He has also written for the stage, collaborating with choreographers such as Joëlle Bouvier, Régis Obadia, Françoise and Dominique Dupuy (B.A.CH./Gmbh, 2001, commissioned by the French State).
A French composer born October 28, 1961 in Valenciennes.
A pupil of Ivo Malec, Betsy Jolas and Gérard Grisey at the Paris Conservatory, François Paris won a First Prize for composition and was then a laureate of the International Besançon Competition for La chair de l'aube (1992). In residence at the Villa Medici (1993-1995), he subsequently obtained a CA teaching degree for music school direction.
Director of the CIRM and the festival Manca, he taught composition and made regular appearances in France (Fondation Royaumont, Nice Conservatory) and also abroad (Berkeley in California, Moscow Conservatory, Peking University, Shanghai Conservatory).
A Spanish composer born September 21, 1954.
Adolfo Núñez studied composition and the guitar at the Royal Madrid Conservatory before completing his studies elsewhere in Europe, notably as a pupil of Francisco Guerrero, Carnelo Alonso Bernaola, Brian Ferneyhough and Luis de Pablo. He studied computer-assisted music with John Chowning and Leland Smith at the CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics) of Stanford in the USA, where he obtained a Master of Arts degree. He also obtained a diploma from the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales in Madrid.
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A Spanish composer born January 28, 1930 in Bilbao (Spain) who died October 10, 2021 in Madrid (Spain).
A French composer born June 13, 1951 in Humbercamps.
Christian Dachez studied notably at the conservatories of Lille, Boulogne and Versailles. He studied the trombone with Raymond Katarzinsky, conducting with Jean-Claude Hartmann, analysis with Philippe Dulat and theory with Yvonne Desportes.
Christian Dachez at first composed music for advertising, the cinema, television and the chanson. Charmed by the music of Ligeti, he found in this composer his spiritual master and definitively directed himself towards a contemporary language.
A French composer born April 12, 1946 in Pessac, who died July 18, 2020.
After studying singing and the classical guitar David Jisse began a career as an author-composer-performer, creating, with Dominique Marge, the duet ‘David and Dominique’. In 1973 he met Luc Ferrari, discovered electroacoustic music composition and trained in studio work, in experimental music and in radiophonic art.
A French composer, pianist, journalist and music critic born May 17, 1943 in Warsaw who died November 3, 2021 in Taillet.
A pianist by training, Joanna Bruzdowicz studied composition with Kazimierz Sikorski at the Higher Music School in Warsaw, then in Paris, notably with Nadia Boulanger and Olivier Messiaen. She completed her itinerary at the GRM and the Sorbonne, where she presented a doctorate in mathematics and logic in contemporary music.
A French composer born July 3, 1978 in Nîmes.
After studying music and musicology at the Conservatory and the University of Montpellier, David Hudry obtained an aggregation in music before joining the composition and new technology classes at the Paris Conservatory. A pupil notably of Emmanuel Nunes, Stefano Gervasoni and Luis Naon, he completed his training with the 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.
An American composer born October 24, 1929 in Charleston (United States) who died February 06, 2022 in Media, Pennyslvania (United States).
George Crumb studied at the universities of Illinois and Michigan and at the Berkshire Music Center as well as in Berlin, notably with Boris Blacher. A laureate of many prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize for Echoes of Time and the River (1967), and Unesco’s International Composers’ Rostrum, hailed all over the world, his music is characterised by poetic sensitivity, evocative power and great concision.