Gérard Pape

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Gérard Pape
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Gérard Pape was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1955. He graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University in 1976, while simultaneously beginning private composition lessons with David Winkler. Pape studied electronic music with George Wilson in the analog and digital studios of the University of Michigan.
Pape has composed more than 50 works for orchestra, chamber music, and electronic works for instruments, voice and/or tape.
Among his most important compositions is the work Feu Toujours Vivant for large orchestra and 4 sampler keyboards, commissioned by the electronic ensemble Art Zoyd and the National Orchestra of Lille, conducted by Jean-Claude Casadesus.
Pape has written numerous psychoanalytic articles. A book of his literary works, including short stories, plays and poetry, was published in the USA in 1984. More recently, he has published articles on musical complexity, and on the music of Luigi Nono (published in Contemporary Music Review). He has written and lectured extensively on the subject of "Composing in the Continuum" and is currently editing a book on this subject called "Le Continuum" due out fall 2002 in Paris. He has recently published an article "Iannis Xenakis and the Real of Musical Composition" in the Computer Music Journal.
His discography consists of a monographic disc released in 1992 by Mode, including works played by the Arditti Quartet, the Prism Orchestra of New York, and William Albright. In September 1998, Mode released a second disc of Pape's work, performed by Arditti Quartet, Ensemble 2E2M, Ensemble Voxnova, saxophonist Daniel Kientzy, singer Nicholas Isherwood, Janet Pape, and flutist Cécile Daroux. Mode recently released a double cd anthology called "CCMIX Paris: Xenakis/UPIC/Continuum" that contains Pape's "Le Fleuve du Desir III" for string quartet and tape, as played by the Arditti Quartet.
Pape is working on an operatic project based on Antonin Artaud's play The Cenci and which involves a collaboration with the actor-director Michel de Maulne and his theater, Maison de la Poésie, located in Paris. His most recent work "The Ecstasy of St. Theresa" for 9 singers and live electronics commissioned by the Donaueschingen Festival will be premiered in October 2002.
Pape has directed Les Ateliers UPIC, recently renamed CCMIX (Center for the Composition of Music Iannis Xenakis) since 1991. This organisation is a computer music center located in Paris and was under the honorary presidency of Iannis Xenakis. Besides being a composer and director, he is a practicing Lacanian psychoanalyst.
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mode 26 Gérard Pape - Gérard Pape album art Gérard Pape Gérard Pape(CD, Album) mode mode 26 US 1991 Sell This Version
mode 67 Gérard Pape - Electroacoustic Chamber Works album art Gerard Pape* Electroacoustic Chamber Works(CD, Album) Mode mode 67 US 1998 Sell This Version
mode 87 Gérard Pape - Voices Of Protest album art Luigi Nono - Voxnova, Carol Robinson, Gerard Pape* Luigi Nono - Voxnova, Carol Robinson, Gerard Pape* - Voices Of Protest(CD) Mode mode 87 US 2000 Sell This Version
mode 167 Gérard Pape - Ascension To Purgatory album art Gerard Pape* Ascension To Purgatory(CD) mode mode 167 US 2006 Sell This Version
STR 37005 Gérard Pape - Lux Fugit album art Gerard Pape* Lux Fugit(CD, Album) Stradivarius STR 37005 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
mode 279 Gérard Pape - Harmonies album art Gerard Pape* - Erik Drescher, Olga Krashenko, CLSI String Ensemble*, Ensemble "U"*, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Risto Joost, Gerard Pape* Gerard Pape* - Erik Drescher, Olga Krashenko, CLSI String Ensemble*, Ensemble "U"*, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Risto Joost, Gerard Pape* - Harmonies(CD, Album) Mode mode 279 US 2015 Sell This Version
ACEL005 Gérard Pape - Rencontres Electriques album art Yochk'O Seffer, Thollem McDonas, Gérard Pape, Serge Bertocchi, Rodolphe Bourotte, Jean-Baptiste Favory, Olga Krashenko, Frédérick Martin, Stefan Tiedje, Ensemble C.L.S.I. Yochk'O Seffer, Thollem McDonas, Gérard Pape, Serge Bertocchi, Rodolphe Bourotte, Jean-Baptiste Favory, Olga Krashenko, Frédérick Martin, Stefan Tiedje, Ensemble C.L.S.I. - Rencontres Electriques(CDr, Album, Ltd) ACEL ACEL005 France 2016 Sell This Version
ED.MN.2007 Gérard Pape - Opera / Orchestra / Electronic Music album art Gérard Pape Opera / Orchestra / Electronic Music(CD) Edition Modern ED.MN.2007 Romania Unknown Sell This Version