Michèle Bokanowski

(born in 1943, resident in France), composer. From a family of musicians, at 22 she read À la recherche d’une musique concrète of Pierre Schaeffer and decided to study composition. After a classical education in harmony, she met Michel Puig, a student of René Leibowitz, who taught her musical theory and analysis after the Traité d’Harmonie of Schoenberg. In September 1970, she began a two-year internship at the Service de la Recherche of the ORTF under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer. In parallel she participated in a research group on sound synthesis, studied computer music at the Faculty of Vincennes and electronic music with Eliane Radigue. Between 1972 and 1984, she composed essentially for concert - For a pianist, Trois chambres d’inquiétude and Tabou - and the cinema - music short films of Patrick Bokanowski and his film L'Ange. Since 1985, she has also composed for the television, the theater - with Catherine Dasté - and the dance - with choreographers Hideyuki Yano, Marceline Lartigue, Bernardo Montet and Isabelle Kürzi.