[ 27. November 2016 ]

NEWS – Jean-Claude Risset, who reimagined digital synthesis, has died

Von: Denis Smalley via cec conference
Datum: Sat, 26 Nov 2016
Betreff: [cec-c] Jean-Claude Risset

I was very sad indeed to learn only this morning of the death of Jean-Claude Risset, on November 21st, at the age of 78.
His funeral is taking place this afternoon (November 26th) , in Marseilles.
The Le Monde obituary can be found at:


And tributes on the GRM web pages at:

and on the IRCAM web pages:

I last saw him in Paris in January, when he gave a wonderful diffusion of /Sud/ in a concert celebrating the music produced in the former Digital Studio (123) of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales.

A rare person and personality, valued both for his formative research contributions and for the distinctive expressiveness of his music.

Denis Smalley