Brice Pauset, composition
Born in Besançon in 1965, Brice Pauset studied piano, violin and the harpsichord as well as philosophy before beginning his explorations of writing and composition. From 1984 to 1986 he studied composition and electro-acoustic music with Michel Zbar at the Conservatory in Boulogne-Billancourt and at the same time took master-classes for piano with Gérard Frémy, Jean Koerner and Claude Helffer. Back then he also took a very special interest in baroque music and old instruments. In 1998 Brice Pauset moved to Paris and studied composition, instrumentation und analysis at the Conservatoire national supérieur with Michel Philippot, Gérard Grisey and Alain Bancquart. He also took classes in classical and medieval philosophy and studied with Pierre Boulez, Klaus Huber, Henri Dutilleux, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Michael Jarrell.
In 1988, 1991 and 1995 Brice Pauset continued with Franco Donatoni in Sienna and Brian Ferneyhough in Royaumont. In 1994 he received a scholarschip of the Stiftung Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet as well as an intern at IRCAM (1994 to 1996) and has since devoted his career to the composition and performance of his own works, as well as works from the classical repertory, on the harpsichord and piano.
He regularly collaborates with IRCAM, the Festival d'Automne in Paris, the Ensemble Accroche-Note, the Ars Musica Festival, in Vienna with the Klangforum Wien, and in Germany with Radio SWR and WDR, the Berlin Bienniale, and the Ensemble Recherche.
In 2008 Brice Pauset became professor of composition at the Musikhochschule Freiburg im Breisgau.
Due to illness Brice Pauset had to cancel his participation in impuls 2011 on short notice.