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Guyonnet Jacques

(20. 03. 1933)

Guyonnet Jacques
bd Jaques-Dalcroze 7
CH-1204 Genève
Suisse
Tel: +41 (0)22 347 68 66
Internet: www.margelle.org/html/ZAuteur/bio_longue.htm

Biography
Jacques Guyonnet was born in Geneva and studied literature at the university and composition and directing at the conservatory there. From 1958 until 1961 he participated at the Ferienkursen für Neue Musik in Darmstadt. In 1959 he founded the Studio de Musique Contemporaine in Geneva and began collaborations with Pierre Boulez after 1960. From 1976 until 1981 he was the president of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM). In 1976 he taught composition for electroacoustic music at the Zurich School of Music.
His early compositional work shows an influence by Pierre Boulez. In his later works, Guyonnet becomes increasingly drawn to the large symphonic form and makes attempts at new musical practices (including elements of modern popular and electronic music). Guyonnet has published several novels since 1999.


Work list
Monades II (1959-1960)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.3.4/perc/hp.cel.pf/str)
For Pierre Boulez.
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Monades III (1961)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.3.1/4perc/hp.cel.pf/str)
For Hans Rosbaud.
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Polyphonies I, II, III (1959-1962)
for viola/flute/piano, 2 pianos, viola/flute/2 pianos
Duration: 26' 00"
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"En trois éclats!" (1964)
for piano solo and chamber orchestra
To and according to Pierre Boulez.
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
"Stèle in memoriam J.F.K." (1965)
for chamber orchestra, electronics and narrator
Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
7 Portes du Temps (1966)
Three pieces
for symphony orchestra (2.3.3.2/4.3.3.1/4perc/hp.cel.pf/16.14.10.8.5)
Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
"Let there be Events" (1968)
A composition for three orchestral groups and one conductor
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Chronicles (1969)
A labyrinth for piano
Duration: 7' 00"-15' 00"
Manuscript
Images 3/4 du siècle (1970)
Ballet music
for rockgroup, electronics
Duration: 7' 00"-15' 00"
Manuscript
Le Livre III (1970)
for electronic sounds, trombone and bass flûte
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
A Single Requiem (1971)
for alto solo and small ensemble
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Beethoven et le Labyrinthe (1973)
for orchestra
Real and false Beethoven sketches, with the Stuttgart Philharmonic.
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Lucifer Photophore (1974)
A color video tape on the interaction between music and synthesized image
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Maria Besta Sabida (1974)
A video fiction shown in VIDCOM 76
Duration: 62' 00"
Manuscript
Mémorial pour Artémis Calame (1974)
for 4 trumpets and 4 trombones
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Les Seigneurs de la Culture (1974)
A video tape N/B, 1/2"
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Les Enfants du Désert (1974)
For Geneviève Calame
for large strings orchestra
Duration: 8' 30"
Manuscript
Chronicles II (1975)
for piano
Duration: 4' 00"-20' 00"
Manuscript
Zornagore: une Saga (1976)
Poem
for symphony orchestra and recitant
Texts: Michel Butor
Duration: 45' 00"
Manuscript
Immémoriales (1976)
for piano and electronic sounds
Duration: 32' 00"
Manuscript
Les profondeurs de la Terre (1977)
A poem
for symphony orchestra
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Tempi soli (1979)
For pieces
for chamber orchestra
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Anagramme sur le nom de Geneviève Calame (1979)
A short piece
for 4 brass instruments and mixed chorus
Duration: 1' 15"
Manuscript
Harmonique-Souffle (1980)
A Alberto Ginastera
for chamber orchestra (1.1.1.1/2.2.2.0/2perc/pf)
Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Electric Sorcerers (The Network story) (1980-1981)
Sketches for a rock opera
for guitar/bass guitar/drums/synthesizers/electronics/string orchestra/percussion instruments and 4 voices
Duration: 62' 00"
Manuscript
D'Est en Ouest (une fusion?) (1981)
Music
for two Indian solists and a group of rock players, female voice, guitar, bass guitar, 2 synthesizers, drums and electronic sounds
Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
La Cantate Interrompue (1983)
In memoriam Alberto Ginastera
pour 2 pianos, 2 synthesizers DX7, brass quartet, 1 percussion, récitant
Duration: 50' 00"
Manuscript
La Cantate Interrompue (1983-1986)
version for 11 soloists (2 pianos, 2 synthesizers DX7, brass quartet, 1 percussion, soprano voice, récitant) and large string orchestra
Duration: 55' 00"
Manuscript
Base/Anabase (1986)
for piano solo and large chamber orchestra (or string orchestra)
Manuscript
Suite Baroque (1986)
for harpsichord, piano and string orchestra
Vivo
Largo
Finale
Manuscript
Un soupir pour Aurore (1991)
for violoncello and piano
Manuscript
Les Angiospermes (2003)
a spoken opera
for six actors and big chamber orchestra
Popular comedy about the end of the world.
Roles: Josefina and Alma - the Angiosperms, Aline aka Apocaline - a housewife, Celsius - a shy lover, Jacques - the prisoner, Dieu aka Monsieur Borgès.
Manuscript
Diskographie
Jacques Guyonnet: La Cantate interrompue (Grammont Porträt Nr. 30-2, 1988)
Interpreten:
Guyonnet, Jacques
Werke:
Guyonnet, Jacques: La Cantate Interrompue (1983)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Guyonnet, Jacques: Henri Scolari, compositeur genevois, in: Tribune de Genève (janvier 1961) 12 (1961)
Scolari, Henri: Une oeuvre genevoise à Paris ("Monades 2" de Jacques Guyonnet), in: La Suisse (22 déc 1960) (1960)