Michèle Bokanowski

Michèle Bokanowski’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Anderlecht, Bourges, Brussels, Crest, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Le Havre, Marseille, Mons, Paris and Tokyo…

Coming from a family of musicians (professionals on her mother’s side, amateurs on her father’s side), she read, at the age of 22, À la recherche d’une musique concrète (In Search of a Concrete Music) by 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 composition and analysis according to Schönbergian Principles. In September 1970, she began a two-year course at the Research Department of the ORTF under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer. At the same time, she participated in a sound synthesis research group, studied computer music at the Faculté de Vincennes as well as electronic music with Éliane Radigue. Between 1972 and ’84, she composed essentially for the concert — Pour un pianiste, Trois chambres d’inquiétude, Tabou — and for film — music for the short films by Patrick Bokanowski as well as for his feature film L’Ange. Since 1985, she has composed for television, for theatre — with Catherine Dasté — and for dance, with choreographers Hideyuki Yano, Marceline Lartigue, Bernardo Montet, and Isabelle Kürzi.

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Michèle Bokanowski

Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes, France), 1943

Residence: Paris (France)

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On the web

Michèle Bokanowski [Photo: Patrick Bokanowski, Paris (France), December 7, 2008]
Michèle Bokanowski [Photo: Patrick Bokanowski, Paris (France), December 7, 2008]

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
May 16, 2021 Michèle Bokanowski, Enfance (2011), 27:04 Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
February 13, 2021 Michèle Bokanowski, Battements solaires (2008), 17:35 Spectra-Sonic Sound / KEPW 97.3 FM (USA)
September 27, 2020 Michèle Bokanowski, Enfance (2011), 27:04 Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
May 24, 2020 Michèle Bokanowski, Cirque (1994), 36:40 Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
February 6, 2017 Michèle Bokanowski, Cirque (1994), 36:40 Les territoires du son / Radio Saint Ferréol (France)
November 8, 2010 Michèle Bokanowski, Cirque: Scherzo (1994), 7:56 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
November 8, 2010 Michèle Bokanowski, Cirque: Galop (1994), 1:42 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
November 8, 2010 Michèle Bokanowski, Cirque: Finale (Parade) (1994), 8:52 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
November 4, 2007 Michèle Bokanowski, Cirque (1994), 36:40 KBCS 91.3 FM (USA)
May 1, 2007 Michèle Bokanowski, Cirque (1994), 36:40 Ning Nong Radio / WZBC 90.3 FM (USA)