Françoise Barrière

Born 1944 is a french editor, writer and composer. She studied at the Conservatoire de Versailles and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. She continued her studies in ethnomusicology at the Ecole Pratique de Hautes Etudes and worked at the Service de la Recherche, ORTF, and in 1970 became co-founder and director of the International Institute of Electroacoustic Music of Bourges with Christian Clozier. Barrière is instrumental in organizing the Bourges International Competitions at the Synthese Festival. She manages the magazine Faire and the Mnémosyne Musique Media company which published the annual works of the International Academy of Electroacoustic Music and the Cultures Electroniques and Chrysopée Electronique CDs. She is a founder of the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (ICEM) and has served as its president beginning in 2005. Her works have been played internationally at concerts and festivals and through radio broadcasts. Barrière composes electroacoustic music and blended electroacoustic and instrumental music. Selected works include: Françoise Barrière / Christian Clozier - Cordes-Ci, Cordes-Ça / La Discordatura (LP, Album) Pathé Marconi EMI 1972 - Christian Clozier / Françoise Barrière - Ritratto Di Giovane / Symphonie Pour Un Enfant Seul (3xLP) Not On Label 1976 - Par Temps Calme Et Ensoleillé (CD, Album) Le Chant Du Monde 1992 - Scènes Des Voyages D'Ulysse (CD, Album) IMEB 1999.

Gisèle Barreau

(born in 1948, France) composer. She grew up west of Nantes, in Brittany, and studied with Émile Leipp and Michèle Castellengo for musical acoustics at the Jussieu University. She continued her studies with Pierre Schaeffer at the Paris Conservatoire and later with Oliver Messiaen. She obtained the 1st Prizes in harmony, counterpoint, fugue and musical analysis and the 1st prize in musical composition in Olivier Messiaen’s class (1977). In 1977, she received a diploma in electroacoustic music from the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM). After completing her university studies, She obtained a teaching certificate for music. She was composer-in-residence at theMacDowell Colony in 1978 and resident at the Villa Medici from 1980-82. She worked as a professor at the Paris Conservatoire.
Selected works: Blue Rain, for 2 pianos, 2 percussions, 1998; Océanes, for orchestra, 1988; Piano-Piano, for ensemble, 1982; Little Rain; Tlaloc, for two percussionists.
Awards: Prize of the SACEM Partition teaching, for Blue Rain, 2000; Prix de composition Stéphane Chapelier-Clergue,1988; Award of the Ministry of Women's Rights, 1986; Composition Prize of the SACEM Georges Enescu, 1978; Koussevitzky Composition Prize, for Tlaloc, 1977.

Githa Ben-David

(born in 1961, in Horsens, Denmark, resident in Israel), composer and soundhealer. She was educated in classical saxophone in the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and successively studied Indian singing in Varanasi. She was also trained as a healer in Israel, where she lived writing and performing music for storytelling. Back in Denmark she developed her own sound healing system based on the song The Note from Heaven. She has written a trilogy on the healing power of song: The Note from Heaven, Vocal Self release and Sound is Life. She has had remarkable results with her system, which she is passing on in a two year certificated education. With Lars Muhl, she founded Gilalai, Institute of Energy, Sound and Consciousness and a school for 350 adults.
Selected Discography: Sound is Light, 2000; The Note from Heaven 2002 (CD); Rising 2005; Tryllesange 2007; To Heal the Space between Us - together with Lars Muhl 2011. Together with Lars Muhl she has also written The Therapists Mystery School, Gilalai.

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