Manoury, Philippe

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Philippe Manoury


Born: 19 June 1952, Tulle, France

Country: France

Studies: Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique

Teachers: Gérard Condé, Max Deutsch, Michel Phillippot, Ivo Malec


Born in 1952 in Tulle, France.

Philippe Manoury begins the music around the age of 9. At the time of his piano studies with Pierre Sancan, he presented his first compositions to Gérard Condé who introduced him to Max Deutsch, who was a student of Arnold Schoenberg in Vienna in the early twentieth century. He studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, where he also worked on harmony and counterpoint. He also studied writing with Philippe Drogoz, as well as musical analysis with Yves-Marie Pasquet. He continued his studies at the CNSM in Paris where he won the first composition prize in the class of Ivo Malec and Michel Philippot and a first prize for analysis at Claude Ballif.

Since the age of 19, Philippe Manoury regularly participates in the main festivals and concerts of contemporary music (Royan, La Rochelle, Donaueschingen, London ...), but it is the creation of Cryptophonos by the pianist Claude Helffer at the Metz Festival which will make it known to the public.

In 1978, he moved to Brazil and gave classes and lectures on contemporary music at different universities (Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, El Salvador).

In 1981, back in France, he was invited to IRCAM as a researcher. Since then, he will continue to participate, as a composer or teacher, in the activities of this Institute. In collaboration with the mathematician Miller Puckette, he develops research in the field of real-time interaction between acoustic instruments and new technologies related to computer music. From these works will be born a cycle of interactive pieces for different instruments: Sonvs ex machina including Jupiter , Pluto , The Partition of Heaven and Hell and Neptune .

From 1983 to 1987, Philippe Manoury is responsible for pedagogy within the Ensemble InterContemporain. He is professor of composition and electronic music at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon, from 1987 to 1997. From 1995 to 2001, he is composer in residence at the Orchester de Paris. From 1998 to 2000, he is responsible for the European Academy of Music of the Aix-en-Provence Festival. He has also conducted numerous composition seminars in France and abroad (United States, Japan, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Canada). Between 2001 and 2003, Philippe Manoury is composer in residence at the National Scene of Orleans. He has just completed a three-month residency in Kyoto where he learned traditional Japanese music.

Philippe Manoury won the Grand Prix de composition of the City of Paris 1998. SACEM awarded him the prize for chamber music in 1976, the prize for best musical achievement for Jupiter in 1988 and the Grand Prix of symphonic music in 1999. His opera, K ... , was awarded in 2001 the SACD Grand Prix, the Music Critics Award and, in 2002, the Pierre I Prize of Monaco.

His recent creations include: Terra Ignota (for piano and orchestra in February 2008 in Paris), Partita I (for viola and electronics 2007) Synapse (concerto for violin and orchestra 2009), as well as two string quartets: Stringendo (2010) and Tensio (quartet with electronics, 2010) .

Philippe Manoury is currently preparing Echo-daimónon, a concerto for piano, electronics and orchestra commissioned by the Orchester de Paris and which will be premiered in June 2012 in Paris as well as a new stage and musical work, without singers, for the Opéra Comique with Jérôme Deschamps.

Since autumn 2004, Philippe Manoury divides his time between Europe and the United States, where he teaches composition at the University of California San Diego.

The works of Philippe Manoury are published within the Universal group by Editions Durand.[1]

Works for Percussion

Last - Marimba, Bass Clarinet
Le livre des claviersVibraphone
Le Livre des Claviers: les SixxensPercussion Sextet
Neptune, op.21Percussion Trio; with Electronics