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José Luis Campana, a franco-Argentinian composer born in Buenos Aires, stands out as one of the most substancial figures of his generation in contemporary music.

His studies were divided between music and psychology. With a background in general music, he entered the field of composition in 1968, studying under Jacobo Ficher from 1968 to 1975 and obtaining a Postgraduate Studies Diploma in Psychology at the University of Buenos Aires in 1974.

Recipient of a study grant from the French government, he settled in France definitively in 1979 and completed his training as a composer with Betsy Jolas and Ivo Malec.

His career has been distinguished by international awards, his works are played regularly in concert and on the radio in numerous countries, and he has been invited to participate in all the most important festivals of contemporary music (Donaueschingen, Darmstadt, Bremen, Frankfurt, Nuova Consonanza di Roma, Royal Festival Hall in London, Metz, Köln, Salzbourg, Verdi Festival in Palma, Musica-Strasbourg...)

Between 1989 and 1992, he has taught music interpretation at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Since October 1992, he has been the co-founder of the ACERMA (Research workshop, creation and teaching of current music) at the Orsay University (Paris XI).

In April 1990, José Luis Campana received the Georges Enesco Prize, awarded by the SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers of France) for the body of his work.

His production includes works of chamber music (Vox Faucibus Haesit, N°2 String Quartet, My, Nexus, Feed-Back, Noctal 2-3, Involtura Sonora, the serie of Tangatas...), pieces for orchestra (Splitting, Circoli Viziosi 3, Toi-Tu...), mixed music (Timing, Imago, D’un geste apprivoisé...) and for tape alone (Ely).

His work is published in Paris by the Editions Gérard Billaudot, Henry Lemoine and the Editions Musicales Européennes.

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