Cursus 2017.18

The ten composers who followed this year’s Cursus program on composition and computer music at IRCAM presented their musical creations for soloist and electronics. Ten premieres performed by the musicians of the Conservatoire de Paris, and, for three of them, with dancers from the same conservatory.

Program (in French)

The 2017.18 Class


Daniel Alvarado Bonilla

Daniel Alvarado Bonilla (Colombia, 1985) began his musical training studying electric and classical guitar. After receiving his diploma as a musician from the Andes de Bogota university, he decided to dedicate himself entirely to his passion: compositi...

Maurizio Azzan

Maurizio Azzan (Italy, 1987) studied composition with Alessandro Solbiati at the Milan Conservatory, with Salvatore Sciarrino and, at the Conservatoire de Paris, with Frédéric Durieux. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in ancient li...

Tom Bierton

Tom Bierton (France, 1991) studied music at the Conservatoire d'Annecy; first saxophone and then composition with Jean-Pascal Chaigne. After receiving his diploma in saxophone and chamber music, he went on to the Conservatoire de Paris where he studied...

Stylianos Dimou

Stylianos Dimou (Greece, 1988) first studied composition at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki before going on to the Eastman School of Music from where he received his Master’s degree in composition in 2013. He is currently a doctoral stud...

Tak-Cheung Hui

Tak-Cheung Hui (Hong Kong, 1983) began his musical studies at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and then at the Amsterdam conservatory. He is currently a doctoral student at Boston University Center for New Music under Joshua Fineberg.

Luciano Leite Barbosa

Luciano Leite Barbosa (Brazil, 1982) is a composer fascinated by computer-assisted composition and musical models. Before moving to Boston, he studied acoustic and electro-acoustic composition in Brazil UniRio. His music has been performed in several c...

Bertrand Plé

Bertrand Plé (France, 1986) became a composer via contemporary music. He was first a performer; Bertrand was a trumpet player in several jazz groups before he started to arrange and write music. He studied jazz, harmony, and composition at the c...

Luis Quintana

Luis Quintana (Porto Rico, 1988) studied composition and piano at the music conservatory of Porto Rico, where he was awarded the conservatory’s composition award—the Roberto I. Feldman prize—in 2010. He continued his studies at the &E...

Shihong Ren

At the age of 9, Shihong Ren studied piano with Shuxing Zheng and composition with Erbo Deng. In 2011, he began at the CNSMD de Lyon, with an optional class in electro-acoustic composition, studying with Robert Pascal, Michele Tadini, François R...

Scott Rubin

Scott Rubin (United States, b.1989) is a composer and improvising violist whose work interrogates relationships between sound and movement through analog and digital means. His recent projects have involved collaborations with musicians and dancers, of...