Gérard Pesson studied literature and musicology at the Sorbonne, and then at the CNSMD de Paris before founding the contemporary music journal Entretemps in 1986. His opera Forever Valley, with a libretto by Marie Redonnet, premiered in 2000 at the Théâtre des Amandiers in Nanterre. In 2004 the Éditions Van Dieren published his journal Cran d'arrêt du beau temps. His opera Pastorale, based on L'Astrée by Honoré d'Urfé, premiered in 2006 (stage premiere in 2009 at the Théâtre du Châtelet). His first recording, performed by the ensemble Fa, was released in 1996 by Accord/Una corda. Another recording, Mes béatitudes, an ensemble of works produced by æon in 2001 performed by the Ensemble Recherche won an award from the Académie Charles Cros. Gérard Pesson has been a composition professor at CNSMD de Paris since 2006.
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