Denis
Levaillant

Vita

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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Album Titel Vers. Länge Komponist/Autor Beschreibung Suchbegriffe
CEZ4097 Reality Breaks
[CEZ4097 - 1]
2 2'50 Levaillant, Denis Brutal & scary. Dholaks (Indian percussion) & intemittent darbouka & electronics. Krieg, investigativ, Ethnischer Trommel, variierend, Naturkatastrophe, erschreckend [...]
CEZ4097 Reality Breaks 2
[CEZ4097 - 25]
0 2'53 Levaillant, Denis Insidious & murky. Electronics. atmosphärisch, Drone Music, abwartend, Weltraum, Science-Fiction-Filme, Stille [...]
CEZ4097 Reality Breaks 3
[CEZ4097 - 26]
0 1'10 Levaillant, Denis Drone. Brutal & scary. Percussion ensemble with dholaks (Indian percussion) & electronics. Spionage-Filme, investigativ, Zeit (Ticken), konstant, Percussion-Ensemble, Actionfilme [...]
CEZ4020 Le Clair, l'Obscur - 1st movement
[CEZ4020 - 1]
0 9'06 Quatuor Arpeggione Tormented & tragic. String quartet. zeitgenössische Musik, abstrakte Kunst, komplex, dissonant, Musik aus dem 20. Jahrhundert, paranormal [...]
CEZ4020 Le Clair, l'Obscur - 2nd movement
[CEZ4020 - 2]
0 7'40 Quatuor Arpeggione Abstract, changing & intermittent. String quartet; zeitgenössische Musik, Musik aus dem 20. Jahrhundert, abstrakte Kunst, komplex, außer der Reihe, französisches Kino [...]
CEZ4020 Le Clair, l'Obscur - 3rd movement
[CEZ4020 - 3]
0 6'24 Quatuor Arpeggione Sudden, changing & tragic. String quartet. zeitgenössische Musik, Musik aus dem 20. Jahrhundert, variierend, komplex, abstrakte Kunst, französisches Kino [...]
CEZ4097 Show Down
[CEZ4097 - 5]
2 2'39 Levaillant, Denis Aggressive & frightening. Intermittent percussion & electronics. Krieg, Spannung, schlicht, erschreckend, grollend, schlagend [...]
CEZ4097 Show Down 2
[CEZ4097 - 33]
0 2'37 Levaillant, Denis Sepulchral & deathly. Sinister pulse.Treated orchestra. Horrorfilme, Weltraum, bedrückend, Drone Music, abwartend, Science-Fiction-Filme [...]
CEZ4097 Show Down 3
[CEZ4097 - 34]
0 1'04 Levaillant, Denis Drone. Sepulchral & deathly. Percussion & treated orchestra schlicht, Weltraum, investigativ, historische Erzählung, Stille, Slow motion [...]
CEZ4019 First Step
[CEZ4019 - 1]
0 0'46 Levaillant, Denis Zarb, synthesizer & digital processing. beunruhigend, Undefinierte Perkussionen, primitive Künste, chaotisch, unerbittlich, unsicher [...]
CEZ4045 De Polders
[CEZ4045 - 13]
0 2'52 Levaillant, Denis Expansive & empty. Light movement with resonant bass. Solo piano. fragend, Schicksal, flüssig, melancholisch, wogend, akustisches Klavier [...]
CEZ4097 Labour Camp
[CEZ4097 - 2]
4 2'47 Levaillant, Denis Menacing & warlike. Constant progression. Tom, military drum & electronics. unsicher, investigativ, chaotisch, ziellos, variierend, Drone Music [...]
CEZ4097 Labour Camp 2
[CEZ4097 - 27]
0 2'46 Levaillant, Denis Menacing & warlike. Constant progression. Military drum, piano & electronics. Krieg, kriegerisch, Militärmusik, variierend, chaotisch, Actionfilme [...]
CEZ4097 Labour Camp 3
[CEZ4097 - 28]
0 2'45 Levaillant, Denis Menacing & sinister. Electronics. atmosphärisch, schlicht, Drone Music, abwartend, Weltraum, Programmierung [...]
CEZ4097 Labour Camp 4
[CEZ4097 - 29]
0 1'03 Levaillant, Denis Drone. Menacing & sinister. Percussion & electronics. historische Erzählung, Krieg, erschreckend, Berglandschaften, beunruhigend, Aktionsspiele [...]
CEZ4097 Labour Camp 5
[CEZ4097 - 30]
0 1'13 Levaillant, Denis Menacing & warlike. Military drums & electronics. historische Erzählung, Krieg, Aktionsspiele, Panorama, Militärtrommel, konstant [...]
CEZ4097 Time Corridor
[CEZ4097 - 16]
1 2'41 Levaillant, Denis Urgent & constant. Celesta & electronics. trostlos, investigativ, mysteriös, nächtlich, bedrückend, Slow motion [...]
CEZ4097 Time Corridor 2
[CEZ4097 - 50]
0 2'41 Levaillant, Denis Frightening & diabolical. Accordion, treated double bass & electronics. erschreckend, Horrorfilme, paranormal, psychotisch, Naturkatastrophe, beunruhigend [...]
CEZ4097 State Of Shock
[CEZ4097 - 24]
1 2'20 Levaillant, Denis Terrifying & tumultuous. Timpani, snare drum & electronics. erschreckend, Horrorfilme, fantastisches Kino, heimtückisch, Science-Fiction-Filme, bedrückend [...]
CEZ4097 State Of Shock 2
[CEZ4097 - 61]
0 2'20 Levaillant, Denis Magmatic & insidious. Treated orchestra & electronics. abwartend, Horrorfilme, Weltraum, erstickt, heimtückisch, paranormal [...]
CEZ4019 Etude africaine n°1
[CEZ4019 - 10]
0 4'04 Levaillant, Denis Positive. Concert Piano. akustisches Klavier, Geopolitik, zuversichtlich, Berglandschaften, Progression, Afrika [...]
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. flüssig, Impressionismus, wogend, akustisches Klavier, Land & Garten, ziellos [...]
CEZ4023 Quatre Chants d'Amour Profane
[CEZ4023 - 20]
0 4'06 Levaillant, Denis Tender & dreamy. Solo piano. Liebesfilme, vertraut, akustisches Klavier, Schicksal, introspektiv, sentimental [...]
CEZ4023 Roadworks
[CEZ4023 - 26]
0 1'57 Levaillant, Denis Electro-Acoustic. Mechanical & determined. unsicher, mechanisch, laut, chaotisch, Industrie, heimtückisch [...]
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