An Argentine composer born February 28, 1962 in La Falda (Argentina).
A guitarist by training, Arturo Gervasoni studied at the University of Córdoba before taking advanced classes with Francisco Kröpfl. Abandoning a career as concert guitarist, he devoted himself to the craft of composer and also that of teacher, notably at the Saint-Nazaire Conservatory and at the Cefedem in the Pays de la Loire region of France.
In 2007 he gained a doctorate in musicology with a thesis on the music of Ivan Fedele, for the University of Rennes.
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.
An Italian composer, performer, painter, writer, stage director born October 1, 1931 in Florence (Italy) who died September 19, 2021 in Milan (Italy).
Sylvano Bussotti began his apprenticeship of the violin at the age of five before entering the piano class of Luigi Dallapiccola at the Florence Conservatory where he also studied harmony and counterpoint. War, however, interrupted his studies though he subsequently studied composition as an autodidact. In 1956 he became a pupil of Max Deutsch in Paris and met Pierre Boulez, who introduced him to Darmstadt where became acquainted with John Cage.
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.
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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.