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Mariétan Pierre

(23. 09. 1935)

Mariétan Pierre
13, rue Buzelin
F-75018 Paris
France

Tel: +33 (0)1 42 09 53 56
Fax: +33 (0)1 42 09 53 56


Biography
Pierre Mariétan was born in Monthey. He studied at the conservatories of Geneva and Venice, at Cologne Music School under B.A. Zimmerman and at the Basel Academy of Music under Pierre Boulez and K. Stockhausen. He was a founder member of GERM (Group for Musical Studies and Realisations) and the Urban Acoustics and Music Laboratory of the Paris la Villette School of Architecture. He is a producer for Radio France's cultural broadcast 'Atelier de Creation Radiophonique'. He has travelled both as musician and lecturer in Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan.

Work list
IMAGES DU TEMPS (1964-1974)
for instrumental ensemble (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, two percussion and strings)
Material from the Radio France Library, Paris.
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
CHAMBER MUSIC No 1: Marques (1966)
for violoncello and piano
Duration: var.
Manuscript
CHAMBER MUSIC No 2: Remémoration d'un ami commun (1969)
for violin, piano and band
Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
CHAMBER MUSIC No 3: La bibliothèque des secondes (1979)
for voice ad lib. and piano trio (or voice and two guitars, or voice and harp, or with electronic support)
Duration: var.
Manuscript
CHAMBER MUSIC No 4: Traces, bribes et autres fragments (1981)
for violin and viola
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
CHAMBER MUSIC No 5: Fragments (1980)
for string quartet
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
CHAMBER MUSIC No 6: Chamber music (1982)
for a small group with undetermined instruments
Poems by James Joyce.
Duration: var.
Manuscript
D'INSTANT EN INSTANT (1976-1978)
for instrumental ensemble (violin, violoncello, flute/piccolo, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, guitar and piano)
No 1: Instantanés (1976); No 2: Intermezzi (1978); No 3: Inversions (1978). The work comprises of three sequences each one of fourteen pieces, which can be played either simultaneously or as a series. Duration: All three simultaneous: 14'; 2 sequences one after the other (or two simultaneous plus the third): 28'; All three as a series: 42'.
Duration: 14' 00"-42' 00"
Manuscript
UN AGE VA, UN AGE VIENT (1979)
for choir (SATB) and orchestra (2.2.2.2/3.2.1.0/man.hp/3perc/str)
Duration: 26' 00"
Manuscript
QUIET AND STRONG (1985)
for piano, 2 clarinets, trumpet, 2 horns, 3 percussionists, (speaker and sounds on CD ad libitum)
Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
BRUITS (1986)
for speaker and instrumental ensemble (5hn.4tpt.3tbn.tba/3perc/pf/12.10.8.6)
Score and material in the Bibliothèque de Radio France, Paris.
Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
TRANSMUSIQUE I (1986)
for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, piano, Microsystem (Yamaha CX5 M, Programm FM composer)
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
TRANSMUSIQUE II: Par dela le temps, l'éspace (1988)
for 2 pianos (one tuned a quarter-tone lower)
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
TRANSMUSIQUE III: Le faite ou l'entre-deux (1988)
for piano and/or Microsystem Yamaha CX5 M (Programm FM composer)
Duration: 4' 30"-7' 50"
Manuscript
TRANSMUSIQUE IV (1988)
for two Yamaha CX5 M (one a quarter tone lower than the other)
Realised in collaboration with Thierry Mariétan.
Duration: 8' 20"
Manuscript
TRANSMUSIQUE V (1989)
for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, 2 pianos (one tuned a quarter-tone lower), 2 microsystems Yamaha CX5 M (one a quarter-tone lower)
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
PAYMUSIQUE 2 (1995)
for string quartet, actor, sound operator, electronic sound sources (4-channel)
Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Fragments scéniques, Part I (2009)
for baritone and chamber orchestra
Duration: 19' 30"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Vierteltonduo Bächli/Schneider (Grammont Porträt Nr. MGB CTS-M 70, 2001)
Werke:
Jordi, Dieter: Arabesques (1988-1990)
Jordi, Dieter: DER AMEISENHAUFEN, VON INNEN (1999)
Mariétan, Pierre: TRANSMUSIQUE II: Par delà le temps, l'espace (1988)
Moser, Roland: Kabinett mit Vierteltönen (1986-1987)
Streiff, Peter: Handwerk - Hörwerk (1999)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Martin Wehrli, Charles Ives, Ivan Wischnegradskij
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Pierre Mariétan (Grammont Porträt Nr. 31-2, 1992)
Interpreten:
Bärtschi, Werner
Wyttenbach, Jürg
Werke:
Mariétan, Pierre: IMAGES DU TEMPS (1964-1974)
Mariétan, Pierre: QUIET AND STRONG (1985)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Pierre Mariétan
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Mariétan, Pierre: Giuseppe Giorgio Englert (1927-2007), in: Dissonanz 98 (2007), S. 47 [Internet]
Hugli, Pierre: "Tout est question d'écoute et de contexte". Pierre Mariétan, un compositeur à l'écoute du monde sonore, in: Dissonanz 105 (2009), S. 37-39 [Internet]