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Philippe Manoury
« on: April 17, 2010, 02:16:38 PM »

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Philippe Manoury was born in Tulle. His first composition studies were at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, with Gérard Condé and Max Deutsch. He continued his studies from 1974 to 1978 at the Conservatoire de Paris with Michel Philippot, Ivo Malec, and Claude Ballif.[1] From 1975 he undertook studies in computer assisted composition with Pierre Barbaud. He joined IRCAM in 1980. He is currently on the composition faculty at the University of California, San Diego where he teaches courses in composition, real-time signal processing, and musical analysis.

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Re: Philippe Manoury
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 03:39:44 PM »
Another one that I've like quite a bit since the late 90s, especially Jupiter and Partition du ciel et de l'enfer. I've been eyeing the new release on Kairos with Fragments pour un portrait and Partita No. 1, first impressions of which are good.
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010, 04:17:42 PM »
Manoury's music is entertaining, but I can't help but feel like Manoury makes an initial application of new technology to classical composition, but then it takes a more talented composer to create something truly great. If I compare the MIDI flute part in Boulez's ...explosante-fixe... to Jupiter for instance, the latter seems such going through the motions without much imagination.

That said, Zeitlauf, in spite of its rubbish libretto, has some wacky sonorities resulting from the mixture of voice and electronics that I don't much hear anywhere else. I'm also hoping to get that recent Kairos disc, as well as the opera on Naxos that seems to have been pressed in very limited quantities.

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Re: Philippe Manoury
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010, 07:17:40 AM »
Does anyone know whether his Aleph has been recorded?

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Re: Philippe Manoury
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010, 04:26:22 PM »
There's an LP with the Ardittis playing an SQ (w/Dusapin).

I am interested in hearing from this one, but the discography isn't really much, is it?


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Re: Philippe Manoury
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2010, 04:34:44 PM »
There's an LP with the Ardittis playing an SQ (w/Dusapin).

I am interested in hearing from this one, but the discography isn't really much, is it?

Are you sure you're not thinking of Dutilleux?

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Re: Philippe Manoury
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 09:41:25 AM »
Are you sure you're not thinking of Dutilleux?

Yes,... that's the Montaigne cd, which I have; but, there is an old LP somewhere, a very early Arditti release, with Manoury/Dusapin. The Dusapin piece is his String Trio (Visions Fugitives???).

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Re: Philippe Manoury
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010, 10:32:59 AM »
Yes,... that's the Montaigne cd, which I have; but, there is an old LP somewhere, a very early Arditti release, with Manoury/Dusapin. The Dusapin piece is his String Trio (Visions Fugitives???).

Indeed there is: http://www.musicstack.com/item.cgi?item=52049015
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 11:49:26 AM »
Nice. Is the piece on the LP early Manoury, before he discovered electronics and established his mature style?

Incidentally, for fans of Manoury, there's an entertaining analysis of Jupiter and the opera K... in Analytical Methods of Electroacoustic Music ed. Simoni. The accompanying CD-ROM includes video files of scenes from the opera.

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 12:29:20 PM »
Nice. Is the piece on the LP early Manoury, before he discovered electronics and established his mature style?

Looks like it is. There is only one string quartet in his catalogue and it is op. 6, dating from 1978.
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2010, 05:24:28 PM »
Has anyone heard Le Livre des claviers? I have only heard the movement for marimba duo in live performance, and it's quite a thrilling work. Manoury is definitely a composer I would like to explore further, and this thread has given me some nice hints.

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Re: Philippe Manoury
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2015, 03:10:07 PM »
The Guardian had a rave review of Manoury's Le temps mode d'emploi for two pianos and electronics, so I hunted it down on YouTube:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/T_5OiYgWNcw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/T_5OiYgWNcw</a>

It does seem very indebted to Boulez's sur Incises, but not without interest. I find it a bit grittier sounding than what I'm used to from Manoury, which is no bad thing. I'm assuming the title is a Perec reference.
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Re: Philippe Manoury
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2020, 09:14:11 AM »
College de France lectures here

https://archive.org/details/podcast_cration-artistique-2016-2017_01-musiques-sons-et-signes_1000382642370

and no doubt on the CdF webside too. First impressions are that he's a clear analytic thinker.
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