Guyonnet, Jacques, Swiss composer; b. Geneva, March 20, 1933. He studied at the Geneva Cons. (1950-58) and had courses in new music with Boulez at the summer sessions held in Darmstadt (1958-61). In 1959 he founded the Studio de Musique Contemporaine in Geneva; from 1976 to 1981 was president of the ISCM.
DRAMATIC Entremonde, ballet for Flute, Piano, 4 Percussionists, and Tape (1967); Electric Sorcerers, rock opera (1980-81). ORCH.: Monades II and III (1960,1961); En 3 eclats! for Piano and Chamber Orch. (1964); Stele in memoriam J.F. Kennedy for Chamber Orch. and Tape (1964); 7 portes du temps (1966-69); A Single R for Viola and Chamber Orch. (1971); Die Wandlung (1973); Les Enfants du desert for Strings (1974); Zornagore (1976); Les profondeurs de la terre (1977); Ombre (1979); Les Dernieres Demeures (1979); Harmonique- Souffle for Chamber Orch. (1980). CHAMBER: Monades I for Chamber Ensemble (1958); Polyphonie I for Flute and Piano (1961) and III for Flute, Viola, and 2 Pianos (1964); The Approach to the Hidden Man I for Solo Cello and 6 Instruments (1966); Let There Be Events! for 17 Instrumental Soloists (1968-71); Modeles I-II for any number of Instrumental Soloists (1970); Memorial for 4 Trumpets and 4 Trombones (1974); Un soupir pour Aurore for Cello and Piano (1990). Piano : Polyphonie II for 2 Pianos (1959); Chronicles (1964-71). VOCAL: The Approach to the Hidden Man II for Mezzo-soprano, Chamber Orch., and Electronic Sound (1967); Good Grief Jerry! for Soprano and Chamber Orch. (1970-71); Le Chant rememore for 4 Vocal Soloists and Orch. (1972).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire