Georges Boeuf was born in 1937 in Marseille where he studied at the Conservatoire national de région. His first compositions are purely instrumental.
In 1969, he was one of those people who settle down in France electroacoustic music centers. He co-founded (and has been since 1974 its president) the Groupe de musique expérimentale de Marseille (GMEM) today, the Centre national de création musicale under the management of Raphaël de Vivo.
In 1988, he created the writing class at the Conservatoire national de région of Marseille (whose director was then Pierre Barbizet) and where he had previously taught music theory, sound technique and organology.
Jean-Claude Pennetier, Roland Pidoux, Irène Jarsky, Pierre Barbizet, François Le Roux, Daniel Kientzy, Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Nicolas Miribel, Joël Versavaud, Michel Swierczewski, Alexandre Tharaud, the Nouvel Ensemble moderne (conducted by Lorraine Vaillancourt), the groupe vocal Musicatreize (conducted by Roland Hayrabédian), the Chœur contemporain, the Percussions de Strasbourg, the Parisii Quartet, the Sofia Soloists, the Télémaque ensemble, the Symblêma ensemble, count among his main creators.
His catalogue now counts more than a hundred works: instrumental, vocal, electroacoustic or mixt and works for the stage and the cinema.
Georges Bœuf composed Le Chant de la nature (The Nature Song) for the permanent exhibition of the renovated grande galerie of the Museum d’histoire naturelle in Paris and the opera Verlaine Paul, created at the Nancy Opera in october 1996 with François Le Roux in the title-role, then revived at the Marseille Opera-Théâtre de la Criée in a new production by Frédéric Bélier-Garcia.
His recent works: Quatuor à cordes created by the Parisii Quartet, Orbes for 12 strings, created by the Royal Orchestra of Wallonie, Septimo (1998) for vibraphone and bells, recorded by Frédéric Daumas (Fragrance, 1999), Le Prophète, on text by Mallarmé, for baritone and piano (1998), created by François Le Roux and Alexandre Tharaud at the Grande Bibliothèque in Paris, Solitaire Vigie for orchestra and chorus (poem by Mallarmé) created in Nancy in January 2000, Variasix for instrumental ensemble created by the Télémaque ensemble (Aix-en-Provence, 2001), Koré ou L’Oubli for keyboard-percussion quartet in 2002, created by the Symbléma ensemble, Sonate pour violon created by Nicolas Miribel, Six Monodies de l’absence for tenor saxophone, created by Joël Versavaud, Dans le bruit du monde for choir, created by the Chœur Contemporain-Roland Hayrabédian, Messe des cendres.
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