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The french composer François PARIS was born in Valenciennes in 1961. He was taught both orchestration and composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris by Ivo Malec, Betsy Jolas and Gérard Grisey. After having won first prize for composition, in his final year, he was recognised, by Luciano Berio, in 1993, who awarded him a prize at the International Competition of Besançon. In the same year, he received a commission from the reading committee of the Ircam and he was resident at the Villa Médicis in Rome (from 1993 to 1995). Back in France, he obtained his musical teaching certificate (CA). In 1999, after winning “the extra-muros Villa Médicis” from the AFAA programme, the French Association for the Artistic Action, he became a resident in the Asturias, Spain. He won the Claude Arrieu prize from the SACEM in 2001.
He was the director of music in Sarcelles for three years. In 2004, he was appointed emeritus professor of composition at the Capital Normal University of Beijing. He also teaches music in France and abroad. He is now the director of the CIRM, the National Center for Musical and of the MANCA Festival in Nice. Numerous National and International institutions have commissioned his works. They are frequently performed and broadcast in France and all over the world. They are published by Ricordi and Billaudot.
François Paris’s works
Consult François Paris web site[ www.cirm-manca.org ]
LES ARPENTEURS, ballet for 6 percussions and electronics
les Percussions de Strasbourg.
CD Accord / Universal 480 6512