Composer, teacher, researcher, main actor of the musical life, Philippe Manoury has a role in the evolution of the music of the end of the 20th century up to the beginning of the 21st century
After studying music from the age of 9, he composed as an autodidact and then studied composition at the au Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris. The premiere of Cryptophonos drew him to the attention of audiences. He held classes and gave lectures in various universities in Brazil before he received an invitation from IRCAM, and since then he has continually worked there as a researcher, a composer and a teacher. In association with the mathematician Miller Puckette, his research has been focused on the interaction, in real time, of acoustic instruments and new technologies linked to musical IT.
Philippe Manoury was in charge of pedagogy for the Ensemble Intercontemporain, and taught composition and electronic music at the Conservatoire national de Lyon, was composer in residence with the Orchestre de Paris and the Scène nationale d’Orléans. Between 2004 and 2012, he has been teaching composition at the University of California in San Diego and in 2013 at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg. In 2012, he was composer in residence at the Lucerne Festival.
His work is opened to every genre: chamber music, mixed electronic music, choral and large orchestra pieces and operas amongst which La Nuit de Gutenberg premiered at the Opéra du Rhin.