Manoury, Philippe, French composer; b. Tulle, June 19, 1952. He studied composition with Gerard Condé and Max Deutsch and at the Paris Cons, with Ivo Malec, Claude Ballif, and Michel Philipott (premieres prix in analysis, 1977, and composition, 1978). From 1983 to 1991 he was active with IRCAM in Paris. From 1987 he was also a prof. of composition at the Lyons Cons. He publ, the vol. La note et le son:Écrits et entretiens (1981–1998) (Paris, 1998). He composed the opera 60e Parallèle (Paris, March 10,1997). Among his other works were Puzzle for 31 Players (1975), String Quartet (1978), Numéro huit for 103 Players (1980), Zeitlauf for 12 Voices, 13 Players, Electronics, and Tape (1983), Instantanés III for 5 Groups of Players (Baden-Baden, May 31, 1985), Aleph for 4 Speakers and Orch. (Strasbourg, Sept. 26, 1985; rev. 1987), Les Livre des claviers for 6 Percussionists (Strasbourg, Sept. 27, 1988), La Partition du ciel et de l’enfer for Orch. (1989), Prélude for Orch. (1992), and Pentaphone for Orch. (1992).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire