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A French composer born June 26, 1977 in Paris.
A pianist and choir singer, Sébastien Gaxie studied the jazz piano and directed the Zhig Band, a group that played his own music. He then entered the Paris Conservatory, where he followed notably the composition classes of Emmanuel Nunes and Frédéric Durieux. He completed his training with the computer music composition course of Ircam.
Gaxie works on rhythm, pulsation and the play of superimpositions. He devotes himself to different fields of expression: contemporary music, jazz, electronic music, music theatre and video art.
A Japanese composer born July 16, 1971 in Japan.
With a degree in law from the Doshisha University of Kyoto, Malika Kishino studied composition in France, notably at the École Normale de Musique in Paris in the class of Yoshihisa Taïra and at the Lyons Conservatory in the class of Robert Pascal. She also followed the composition and computer music course at Ircam (2004-2005), subsequently settling in Germany.
A French composer born June 18, 1970 in Roanne.
With a diploma from the Lyons Conservatory, Stéphane Magnin composes instrumental works (Ant-inferno for ensemble, 2015), mixed works (Nicorni for horn and electroacoustics, 2001, a work revived by the ensemble L’Itinéraire; Contamination et croissance for clarinet, accordion, double bass and electroacoustics, 2005;) and media based music. He also works with other artistes for new stage and dance works, and writes music for documentaries and short films.
A German composer born March 14, 1930 in Lahr (Germany), died May 20, 2018.
A pianist by training, Dieter Schnebel studied at the Musikhochschule and the University of Freiburg, then at the University of Tübingen (musicology, theology and philosophy). He also followed the Kranichsteiner Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, where he acquainted himself notably with the composition techniques of Ernst Krenek, Luigi Nono and Pierre Boulez.
A Swiss composer and conductor born November 10, 1942 in Geneva.
A Japanese composer born July 19, 1979 in Nagasaki (Japan).
Sanae Ishida has diplomas from both the Tokyo University of the Fine Arts and Music and the Paris Conservatory.
She has received commissions, notably from the French state (Lettres invisibles for soprano, contralto and ensemble, first performed by the ensemble Le Balcon in 2012), Radio France (Cinq doigts for ensemble, Alla breve 2014) and she won the André Jolivet Composition Prize in 2015 for Quatre feuilles et une branche, first performed by the Est Ensemble at the Rencontres Inouïes of Montreuil.
A French composer born August 8, 1905 in Paris who died December 20, 1974 in Paris.
Passionately devoted to art, André Jolivet studied painting, the piano and the cello. He became a school teacher while continuing his music studies with Paul Le Flem and above all with Edgar Varèse, who completely redirected his approach to music.
A Spanish composer born February 6, 1954 in Madrid (Spain).
A guitarist by training, Francisco Luque studied at the Madrid Conservatory where he was a pupil of Rocio Herrero and Luis de Pablo. He then presented to the University of Paris VIII a thesis entitled ‘A harmony of today? Acoustic space, tone-colour and register in the context of instrumental music’.
A French composer and organist born October 5, 1976 in Clamart.
Jean-Baptiste Robin studied the organ with Michel Bouvard at the Paris Conservatory as well as harmony and counterpoint with Edith Lejet and orchestration with Marc-André Dalbavie. He then took advanced classes with George Benjamin at King’s College of Music, London, where he won a master’s degree in composition.
A performer of great expressivity and poetic musicality, he has appeared throughout the world, has given master classes and has recorded many discs, particularly of the works of Jehan Alain, Louis Marchand and Felix Mendelssohn.
A French composer born May 14, 1973 in Marjevols.
A guitarist by training, Franck Vigroux grew up in a world that was a crossroads of different kinds of music, industrial sounds, theatre, dance and video. His eclectic sound world has been influenced by the blues (the album Ciment), electroacoustics (Zaroff, commissioned by the French state, 2011), noise music, contemporary music and experimental electronic music.
CONDE Gérard (1947)
CONNESSON Guillaume (1970)
CONSOLI Marc-Antonio (1941)
CONSTANT Marius (1925-2004)
CORGHI Azio (1937)
CORNILIOS Nicos (1954)
CORREGGIA Enrico (1933)
COSTELLO Elvis (1954)
COSTINESCU Gheorghe (1934)
DE COUDENHOVE Christophe (1963)
COUPRIE Pierre (1970)
COUROUPOS Georges (1942)
COURTIOUX Jean (1931)
COURTOT Francis (1960)
COUSON Laurent (1976)
CRITON Pascale (1954)
CROUSIER Claude (1947)
CRUMB George (1929)
CRUZ Violeta (1986)
CUNIOT Laurent (1957)
DACHEZ Christian (1951)
DAHLSTEDT Palle (1971)
DAIBAN Favio Ariel (1967)
DALBAVIE Marc-André (1961)
DALBY Martin (1952)
DANCEANU Liviu (1954)
DANIEL Alain (1958)