Denis
Levaillant

Bio

Denis LEVAILLANT by David Sanson :

French composer and pianist Denis Levaillant is one of today’s major musical talents. Since 1973 he has managed to develop a personal, highly varied oeuvre, allying the rhythmic energy of jazz and popular musics to a new orchestral colour in the French tradition, appealing to all audiences.

He approached music by studying classical piano, demonstrating precocious gifts. At the same time, he distinguished himself brilliantly in general studies at the prestigious Lycée Louis-le-Grand and the Sorbonne in Paris, where he earned a Masters in philosophy in 1974. In 1983, Denis Levaillant was awarded a fellowship to the Villa Medicis in Rome.

Initially making a name for himself with the general public in the 1970s as a performer and top-notch improviser (his book L’Improvisation musicale, published in 1980, has become a reference on the subject). In the 1980s, he was one of the pioneers in musical theatre in France, and the originality of his opera O.P.A. Mia (My Tender Bid), with sets by Enki Bilal and premiered in 1990 at the Avignon Festival and the Opéra-Comique in Paris, made a strong impression.

In the following decade, he devoted most of his creative efforts to symphonic writing. His ballet, La Petite danseuse, commissioned by the Paris Opera, met with great success at the Paris Opera in 2003 and has been revived in 2005 and 2010.

In 2014 he is invited by 15 state Universities in the US for several conferences, master classes ans concerts of his music.

Winner, in particular, of the RAI Prize at the Italia Prize in 1988, Denis Levaillant has had most of his recorded catalogue regularly synchronised in cinema and television the world over.

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Álbum Título Alt. Duración compo/artista Descripción Palabras claves
CEZ4097 Reality Breaks
[CEZ4097 - 1]
2 2'50 Levaillant, Denis Brutal & scary. Dholaks (Indian percussion) & intemittent darbouka & electronics. conflicto armado , investigación, tambor étnico, cambiante, desastre natural [...]
CEZ4097 Reality Breaks 2
[CEZ4097 - 25]
0 2'53 Levaillant, Denis Insidious & murky. Electronics. atmosférica, drone, en suspenso, espacio, ciencia ficción [...]
CEZ4097 Reality Breaks 3
[CEZ4097 - 26]
0 1'10 Levaillant, Denis Drone. Brutal & scary. Percussion ensemble with dholaks (Indian percussion) & electronics. espionaje, investigación, tiempo (tic-tac), constante, ensamble de percusión [...]
CEZ4020 Le Clair, l'Obscur - 1st movement
[CEZ4020 - 1]
0 9'06 Quatuor Arpeggione Tormented & tragic. String quartet. música contemporánea, arte abstracto, complejo, disonante, música del siglo XX [...]
CEZ4020 Le Clair, l'Obscur - 2nd movement
[CEZ4020 - 2]
0 7'40 Quatuor Arpeggione Abstract, changing & intermittent. String quartet; música contemporánea, música del siglo XX, arte abstracto, complejo, inclasificable [...]
CEZ4020 Le Clair, l'Obscur - 3rd movement
[CEZ4020 - 3]
0 6'24 Quatuor Arpeggione Sudden, changing & tragic. String quartet. música contemporánea, música del siglo XX, cambiante, complejo, arte abstracto [...]
CEZ4097 Show Down
[CEZ4097 - 5]
2 2'39 Levaillant, Denis Aggressive & frightening. Intermittent percussion & electronics. conflicto armado , suspenso, despojada, aterrador, gruñiente [...]
CEZ4097 Show Down 2
[CEZ4097 - 33]
0 2'37 Levaillant, Denis Sepulchral & deathly. Sinister pulse.Treated orchestra. terror, espacio, siniestro, drone, en suspenso [...]
CEZ4097 Show Down 3
[CEZ4097 - 34]
0 1'04 Levaillant, Denis Drone. Sepulchral & deathly. Percussion & treated orchestra despojada, espacio, investigación, narración histórica, silencio [...]
CEZ4019 First Step
[CEZ4019 - 1]
0 0'46 Levaillant, Denis Zarb, synthesizer & digital processing. inquietante, percusión indefinida, arte primitivo, caótico, inexorable [...]
CEZ4045 De Polders
[CEZ4045 - 13]
0 2'52 Levaillant, Denis Expansive & empty. Light movement with resonant bass. Solo piano. destino, melancólico, constante, drama social, fluido [...]
CEZ4097 Labour Camp
[CEZ4097 - 2]
4 2'47 Levaillant, Denis Menacing & warlike. Constant progression. Tom, military drum & electronics. inestable, investigación, caótico, errante, cambiante [...]
CEZ4097 Labour Camp 2
[CEZ4097 - 27]
0 2'46 Levaillant, Denis Menacing & warlike. Constant progression. Military drum, piano & electronics. conflicto armado , guerrero, música militar, cambiante, caótico [...]
CEZ4097 Labour Camp 3
[CEZ4097 - 28]
0 2'45 Levaillant, Denis Menacing & sinister. Electronics. atmosférica, despojada, drone, en suspenso, espacio [...]
CEZ4097 Labour Camp 4
[CEZ4097 - 29]
0 1'03 Levaillant, Denis Drone. Menacing & sinister. Percussion & electronics. narración histórica, conflicto armado , aterrador, grandes espacios, inquietante [...]
CEZ4097 Labour Camp 5
[CEZ4097 - 30]
0 1'13 Levaillant, Denis Menacing & warlike. Military drums & electronics. narración histórica, conflicto armado , juego de acción, panorámico, tambor militar [...]
CEZ4097 Time Corridor
[CEZ4097 - 16]
1 2'41 Levaillant, Denis Urgent & constant. Celesta & electronics. desolado, investigación, misterioso, nocturno, siniestro [...]
CEZ4097 Time Corridor 2
[CEZ4097 - 50]
0 2'41 Levaillant, Denis Frightening & diabolical. Accordion, treated double bass & electronics. aterrador, terror, paranormal, psicótico, desastre natural [...]
CEZ4097 State Of Shock
[CEZ4097 - 24]
1 2'20 Levaillant, Denis Terrifying & tumultuous. Timpani, snare drum & electronics. aterrador, terror, fantasía, insidioso, ciencia ficción [...]
CEZ4097 State Of Shock 2
[CEZ4097 - 61]
0 2'20 Levaillant, Denis Magmatic & insidious. Treated orchestra & electronics. en suspenso, terror, espacio, sofocada, insidioso [...]
CEZ4019 Etude africaine n°1
[CEZ4019 - 10]
0 4'04 Levaillant, Denis Positive. Concert Piano. piano acústico, geopolítica, confiado, grandes espacios, progresión [...]
CEZ4015 Anxiety
[CEZ4015 - 36]
0 2'35 Levaillant, Denis Sparse & unusual. Solo bass clarinet. instrumental
CEZ4045 Cape Cod Bay
[CEZ4045 - 24]
0 2'00 Levaillant, Denis Impressionist. Floating gentle arpeggio chords. Solo piano. fluido, impresionismo, piano acústico, aérea, campo y jardín [...]
CEZ4023 Quatre Chants d'Amour Profane
[CEZ4023 - 20]
0 4'06 Levaillant, Denis Tender & dreamy. Solo piano. amor, íntimo, piano acústico, destino, introspectivo [...]
CEZ4023 Roadworks
[CEZ4023 - 26]
0 1'57 Levaillant, Denis Electro-Acoustic. Mechanical & determined. inestable, mecánico, ruidosa, caótico, industria [...]
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