Jean-Thierry Boisseau:

The son of the famous French Organ Builder, Robert BOISSEAU, Jean-Thierry BOISSEAU grew up surrounded by music and musicians. His studies with the Titualire Organist of the Cathedral of Poitier, Jean-Albert VILLARD, gave him a solid base in improvisation, harmony, counterpoint and musical culture. His work with Antoine TISNÉ was decisive towards forging his own personal compositional style. Highly charged contrapunctally, with en extended tonal musical vocabulary, Jean-Thierry BOISEAU is especially interested in exploring the World music tradition into his highly structured musical universe.

His works have been commissioned by the Saxophonist Paul Wehage, the pianist Moruyu Maeda, the American Soprano Sheila Harris-Jackson and the XAS saxophone Quartet. The success with Japanese audiences for his arrangements of traditional Japanese folksongs for the French Trio Montmartre during their 1998 Japan tour lead him to continue this direction of research with the full-length music theatre work The Ghosts of The Edo, which is slated for première in 2000.The spring of 2001 was marked by the première of his musical for chldren "The Clown Who Lost His Laugh", written for the City of Lagny sur Marne on the ocassion of the Year of the Circus in France.

In addition to his activities as composer, Jean-Thiery BOISSEAU has worked for many years as an a arts manager specialized in projects involving New Music, including the Printemps des Arts de Poitiers, the Festival de Vaison-la-Romaine, the Sunday Organ Series at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and as Interim director of the Local Arts Council of the Seine and Marne Department. Upcoming events include the première of his Sacred Opera, "The Queen's Stairs" based on the last days in the life of Marie-Antoinette, with a libretto written by Jean-Pierre NORTEL

His works are represented exclusively by Musik Fabrik