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The 32nd edition of Présences is dedicated to Tristan Murail, the founder of spectralism.

Every year in February since 1991, Radio France has dedicated the Présences Festival to contemporary music, usually focusing on a monographic figure, who is usually commissioned to give a world premiere. In this 32nd edition of the festival, which takes place from today until 13 February at the Maison de la radio et de la musique in Paris, the chosen composer is Tristan Murail (Le Havre, 1947), founder, together with Roger Tessier, of the Ensemble L’Itinéraire and pioneer of the spectral movement, which also included Michaël Levinas, Hugues Dufourt, Gérard Grisey and François Bousch.

Around thirty of Murail’s works will be programmed as part of the Présences, including world premieres of L’oeil du cyclone, Impression, soleil levant, Le Misanthrope d’après Liszt et Molière and … les jours heureux…