Vies silencieuses (Silent lives) is closely linked to the Villa Médicis in Rome for which I conceived this project in 2003 and where I gave it its definitive form between 2004 and 2006. These "lives" were inspired above all by the pictural universes of several very different artists. Yet I believe I recognised in each of them something which spoke to me directly and echoed my preoccupations as a composer - what I might term patience, "the frequentation of the world", appearance and effacement.
Ensemble Cairn, Guillaume Bourgogne (conductor)
Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros 2007
Jérôme Combier studied composition, style, analysis, and orchestration with Hacène Larbi, and then later, in 1997, at the Paris Conservatory with Emmanuel Nunes and Michaël Lévinas. In addition, his university studies lead to a master's degree on Anton Webern with mentor Antoine Bonnet [...]