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date: 23 October 2019

Lejeune, Jacqueslocked

  • Bruno Giner

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(b Talence, July 12, 1940). French composer . After studying at the Schola Cantorum, he entered Pierre Schaeffer’s electro-acoustic music class at the Paris Conservatoire and became a member of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (Ina-GRM) from 1969 to 2000. In 1978 he was appointed director of the Ateliers de Musique Électroacoustique in Paris. In 1994 he received the Prix Musica Nova, and founded the Paysaginaire association to promote electroacoustic music. Since 2000, his interest for ‘interwoven languages’ has lead him to define a new form he called ‘musical fable’, consisting in diffusing his music on speakers, accompanied by images and projected poems. In this process, the music takes the lead, all the while taking into account the reflections that spring from the use of the other ‘languages’ that are woven into it. According to the composer’s presentation of this new genre: ‘When a text that is recited or set to music is already present in the piece, the projected poem is then either superimposed (...

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