Guillaume Bourgogne (conductor)
Tristan Murail's recent music, as Julian Anderson and Philippe Lalitte note, shows an "unusual stylistic consistency and sureness of direction", characteristic of a composer at the height of his creative powers. Long associated with the école spectrale, Murail's music today incorporates a range of influences and techniques, including many models and metaphors far removed from sonic analyses and frequency spectra. In this late stage of its development, spectral music (or "post-spectralism" according to some authors) has largely left behind the direct acoustical mimicry and gradual processes of its early, iconic works, becoming instead a general attitude towards the sculpting of sonority.
Born in Le Havre in 1947, Tristan Murail received advanced degrees in classical and North African Arabic from the Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes, as well as a degree in economic science, while at the same time pursuing his musical studies. In 1967, he became a student of Olivier Messiaen [...]