Cursus 2015.16

The composers from the Cursus 1 program - composition and computer music training taught at IRCAM - present their sketches for solo instrument and electronics at the close of the academic year: 10 creations performed by musicians from the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris.

Detailed program (in French)


The Class

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Ariadna Alsina Tarrés

Ariadna Alsina Tarrés (Spain, 1980) has studied under Luis Naón, José Manuel López López, Horacio Vaggione, Christine Groult, and Martin Matalon in addition to following several master classes in Barcelona, Helsinki, and Paris with Hèctor Parra, Kaija Saariaho, and others. The malleability of sound material in her compositions is her main focus; she works on the sonorous object, its composition and its different forms, as well as researching timbre.
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HuiHui Cheng

HuiHui Cheng (China, 1985) is a Chinese composer currently living in Stuttgart. Following her studies in composition, she specialized in electronic music composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart under Piet Johan Meyer and Marco Stroppa.
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Sina Fallahzadeh

With a master's degree in piano from the University of Art of Teheran and a master's degree in musicology from the Université Paris-Sorbonne, Sina Fallahzadeh (Iran, 1981) studied composition at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional (CRR) de Paris, at Pôle supérieur d'enseignement artistique Paris Boulogne-Billancourt (PSPBB), and at the Haute école de musique (HEM) in Geneva.
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Torsten Herrmann

Torsten Herrmann (Germany, 1981) studied composition at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik Berlin with Hanspeter Kyburz and at the Cnsmdp with Frédéric Durieux as a part of the Erasmus exchange program. He has worked with international ensembles such as the Ensemble Modern, the Ensemble intercontemporain, and the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart.
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Kevin Juillerat

Kevin Juillerat (Switzerland, 1987) is a composer and saxophonist. He studied at the Haute école de musique in Lausanne, Geneva, and Basel with professors such as Michael Jarrell and Georg Friedrich Haas. His music, tense and expressive, has been influenced by a broad range of literature and art
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Giulia Lorusso

Giulia Lorusso (Italy, 1990) studied composition with Alessandro Solbiati at the Conservatoire Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and at the au Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et danse de Paris (Cnsmdp) with Frédéric Durieux, Yan Maresz, and Luis Naón through the Erasmus program.
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Juan de Dios Magdaleno

In 2009, Juan de Dios Magdaleno (Mexico, 1984) received his master's degree in composition from the University of Music and Drama in Graz, Austria. He has won several awards and his music has been performed by esembles such as the Ensemble intercontemporain, the Arditti Quartet, the Nieuw Ensemble, and the Nouvel Ensemble Modern in Mexico, Canada, the Netherlands, the United Stages, France, and Italy, among other countries.
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Fernando Munizaga

Fernando Munizaga (Chile, 1986) studied guitar and then composition at the Catholic University of Chili. After his diploma in guitar, he went on to study composition at the University of Chili. In 2014, he began studying for his Master’s in composition with Frédéric Durieux at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et danse de Paris (Cnsmdp). In 2015-16, he followed IRCAM’s Cursus program in composition and computer music. Today, his work turns towards analysis, intonation, phonetics, and the structural and conceptual exploration of different poems from a variety of languages and cultures, using these materials in his research in the field of instrumental and electronic music.

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Didier Rotella

Pianist and composer, Didier Rotella (France, 1982) has studied piano with André Gorog, Françoise Thinat, Anne Quéffelec, Georges Pludermacher, and Géry Moutier and composition with Édith Canat de Chizy, Yan Maresz, Luis Naón, and Frédéric Durieux. His recent compositions attest to his research in instrumental gesture...
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Loïc Sylvestre

Loïc Sylvestre (France, 1992) studied mixed composition with Michael Jarrell, Luis Naón, and Éric Daubresse. His works are often connected with a poetic support, and it is with this in mind that he conceives his instrumental and electronic writing. Loïc is particularly interested in computer-assisted composition in real-time, in interaction with the musicians' performances.