Julien Malaussena

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Julien Malaussena consider his compositional prism to be sound energy–not timbre nor time; not dynamics, pitch, nor the sound space, but rather this element straddling all of these, one less palpable, less quantifiable. By setting up a range of entities embodying different stages of such energy, he focuses on the direction–or absence of direction– inherent in each entity. With this conception of directionality, he articulates these entities and the relations amongst them in a musical form, in which entities interact either in a dialectical structure of tension and release, or in a system generated by subtle gradations of tension. His recent work has been an inquiry into the relationship between form (this dialectic) and material (the articulated sound entities).

Julien Malaussena studied composition with Jean Luc Hervé and orchestration with Pierre Farago. He studied electroacoustic and computer-aided composition in the class of Yan Maresz, MaxMSP with Tom Mays, and sound engineering with François Latry. Alongside his composition studies, Julien obtained a master of musicology, specialising in the analysis of contemporary musical languages, under the supervision of Ivanka Stoianova.
After his academical studies he has been particularly influenced by the teaching of Chaya Czernowin and Pierluigi Billone. He also had master classes with Brian Ferneyhough, Raphaël Cendo, Alberto Posadas, Antoine Beuger, Dmitri Kourliandski, Georges Aperghis, Mark Andre, Beat Furrer, Franck Bedrossian, Rebecca Saunders and Ming Tsao. He has been selected for ‘Voix nouvelles’ program at Fondation Royaumont, “Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city”, Etchings festival, Schloss Solitude SummerAcademy, Tzlil meudcan festival and Sirga Festival.

He was already played by ensembles like Court-CircuitXasax, les Cris de
Paris, 2E2M, L'imaginaire,Nikel, le Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, Ecce ensemble, Les solistes du Balcon, ensemble interface, ensemble Surplus, Duo XAMP 
(microtonal accordions), performed in France, Israel, Switzerland, Belgium,Germany, Russia, Austria, Brazil, USA, Turkey and Spain.

Featured Pieces

for flute, clarinet, percussion,violin, cello

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Piezas ordenadas por año. Los trabajos mas recientes aparecen primero

Ensamble Pierrot (fl, cl, vln, vlc, piano)


Déséquilibre Ambigu for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2019)

Música Instrumental


A view on Michelle Agnes Ritual for flute, basse clarinet, saxophone, piano (2018)
Introduction au timbre et à l'énergie chapitre VII for 4 violins (2017)
Louis Bona in a day of indecision for amplified ensemble (6) flute,oboe,clarinet,French horn,trumpet,trombone (2017)
Elusive Voice for cello (2016)
Face her/him for clarinet Bb and tenor sax (2016)
Exigüe (contigüe) for guitar, violin, viola and cello (2015)
Interlaced (Interrelated) for Flûte, Piano and Cello (2015)
Odd music for 13 Alto saxophones (2015)
(a)side (b)side for flûte, Cello and accordion (2014)
Concerning articulated sound energy for flute, clarinet, percussion,violin, cello (2014)
Introduction au timbre et à l'énergie chapitre I à V for 3 guitars (2014)
(Ëp)Creap’ng for flute, Violin, Piano (or percussionist in the piano) (2013)
(Ep)Scra’p for solo amplified classical guitar (2013)
Orage d’enfants for 14 guitars (2011)
Sur-mesure for flute (2009)

Grupo de Cámara ( 2 - 4 instrumentos )


Introduction au timbre et à l'énergie chapitre VII for 4 violins (2017)
Louis Bona in a day of indecision for amplified ensemble (6) flute,oboe,clarinet,French horn,trumpet,trombone (2017)
Face her/him for clarinet Bb and tenor sax (2016)
Exigüe (contigüe) for guitar, violin, viola and cello (2015)
Interlaced (Interrelated) for Flûte, Piano and Cello (2015)
(a)side (b)side for flûte, Cello and accordion (2014)
(Ëp)Creap’ng for flute, Violin, Piano (or percussionist in the piano) (2013)

Instrumento Solo


Elusive Voice for cello (2016)
(Ep)Scra’p for solo amplified classical guitar (2013)
Sur-mesure for flute (2009)

Ensamble (10 - 19 instrumentos)


Odd music for 13 Alto saxophones (2015)

Ensamble de Cámara (5 - 9 instrumentos)


Déséquilibre Ambigu for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2019)
Concerning articulated sound energy for flute, clarinet, percussion,violin, cello (2014)
(a)side (b)side for flûte, Cello and accordion (2014)
(Ep)Scra’p for solo amplified classical guitar (2013)
(Ëp)Creap’ng for flute, Violin, Piano (or percussionist in the piano) (2013)
A view on Michelle Agnes Ritual for flute, basse clarinet, saxophone, piano (2018)
Concerning articulated sound energy for flute, clarinet, percussion,violin, cello (2014)
Déséquilibre Ambigu for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2019)
Elusive Voice for cello (2016)
Exigüe (contigüe) for guitar, violin, viola and cello (2015)
Face her/him for clarinet Bb and tenor sax (2016)
Interlaced (Interrelated) for Flûte, Piano and Cello (2015)
Introduction au timbre et à l'énergie chapitre I à V for 3 guitars (2014)
Introduction au timbre et à l'énergie chapitre VII for 4 violins (2017)
Louis Bona in a day of indecision for amplified ensemble (6) flute,oboe,clarinet,French horn,trumpet,trombone (2017)
Odd music for 13 Alto saxophones (2015)
Orage d’enfants for 14 guitars (2011)
Sur-mesure for flute (2009)