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Michaël Lévinas (Piano)

Born: April 18, 1949 - Paris, France

The French pianist and composer, Michaël Lévinas, attended the Conservatoire de Paris with Messiaen, where he later became a teacher in 1988.

Michaël Lévinas began a career as a concert pianist and gained the Prix de Rome in 1975. In Arsis et Thésis and La Chanson du Souffle (1971) he gave a role to the breathing of the performers, and in Clove et Hanun pour trombone, tuba amplifié, percussion et bande magnétique (1973) the noise of a building site played a part. In 1973 he created the ensemble Itineraire with other pupils of Messiaen, as pioneers of electronic, then spectral, music. He published Qu'est-ce que l'instrumental? (1982) with the idea that all music tends towards opera. Other compositions include La Conférence des Oiseaux (1985).


Source: Biography.com Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2007)

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Links to other Sites

Michael Lévinas Biography (Biography.com)
Michael Lévinas (Online Encyclopedia)

Michaël Lévinas - Biographie (IRCAM) [French]
Michael Lévinas (Wikipedia) [German]

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