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Writings

Denis Dufour : « La musique acousmatique est un art à part entière »

La Lettre du Musicien. Paris. 2012.

● Acousmatic music is in a rather paradoxical situation. This is explained by Denis Dufour in this short interview with Jacques Bonnaure. Acousmatic crosses many artistic practices but it is difficult to be recognized as such. Although abandoned by public institutions and denigrated by part of…   ▶▶

Denis Dufour [Terra Incognita, mais plus pour longtemps...]

Revue Coda. 2004.

● There is life in Denis Dufour's music. Terra incognita, his major work grouping three distinct pieces, literally vibrates with organic pulsations where resonates the breath of youth. Composer of vocal, instrumental and acousmatic music since 1976, Denis Dufour plays the emotional impulse card, the register of passion. Gladly lyrical, he masters this asserted sensitivity…   ▶▶

Interview with Denis Dufour

Revue Écouter Voir. Revue des médiathèques et des bibliothèques. 2003.

● Produced for the third edition of the Syntax festival in Perpignan in 2003, this interview clearly shows Denis Dufour's personality as an activist in acousmatic music. Composer, teacher, programmer, record publisher…   ▶▶

Summit meeting « dufouryterce » 

Revue Octopus n°14. 2002.

● In this long cross-interview that puts him in front of Alexandre Yterce, Denis Dufour gives us a more radical point of view than what he is used to write. First, he explains why acousmatic music is a fertile ground for creation. The sharp work of the sound fixed on a support, the lack of standards or a leader allows the composer to express himself freely...   ▶▶ 

Interview Denis Dufour and Jonathan Prager

ACME n°207 and 208. 2002.

● Roald Baudoux gives us a very rich two-voice interview on the backstage of the performance, on the performer's preparation before the concert, on the characteristics of each loudspeaker orchestra or the ideal concert hall, and other considerations on the quality of listening, etc. Denis Dufour, an ardent defender of the acousmatic interpreter, is a pioneer in the discipline…  ▶▶ 

Triple interview

Acousmatique. 1948-1998 la musique concrète a fêté son jubilé. Revue écouter voir n°86. 1999.

● Clément Riot has produced a copious dossier on the 50 years (1948-1998) of concrete music. After having established a detailed history of the actors involved in this approach throughout history, citing influences in pop, rock and techno, he approaches three composers, acousmatic and...   ▶▶ 

Interview with Denis Dufour (part 1)

Revue Ars Sonora n° 5. Ars Sonora. Paris. 1997.

● In 1996, Jonathan Prager, still a young composer, just graduated from Denis Dufour's composition class at the Conservatoire national de région (CNR) in Lyon, conducted a very complete interview, published in three parts between 1997 and 1998 in the journal Ars Sonora…   ▶▶

Interview with Denis Dufour (part 2)

Revue Ars Sonora n° 6. Ars Sonora. Paris. 1997.

● In 1996, Jonathan Prager, still a young composer, just graduated from Denis Dufour's composition class at the Conservatoire national de région (CNR) in Lyon, conducted a very complete interview, published in three parts between 1997 and 1998 in the journal Ars Sonora…   ▶▶

Interview with Denis Dufour (part 3)

Revue Ars Sonora n° 7. Ars Sonora. Paris. 1998.

● In 1996, Jonathan Prager, still a young composer, just graduated from Denis Dufour's composition class at the Conservatoire national de région (CNR) in Lyon, conducted a very complete interview, published in three parts between 1997 and 1998 in the journal Ars Sonora…   ▶▶

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Futura : Interview with Denis Dufour 

Revue & Corrigée n°19. Paris. 1994.

● On the eve of the opening of the first edition of the Futura International Acousmatic Art Festival, Denis Dufour takes a look at what led him to create, with Jean-François Minjard, this singular event. The project aims to actively contribute to the development of acousmatic art…   ▶▶

Testimony of Denis Dufour

“Germinal“ Interviews with the 12 participants. Internal publication of INA-GRM. Paris. 1986.

 In this interview, Denis Dufour develops his vision of composition in relation to the studio's new tools. Enthusiastic about the idea of considering a collective approach to composition, he actively participates in the design of …   ▶▶

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