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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Music of France
The most important French contribution to musical innovation of the past 35 years is a form a computer-assisted composition called "spectral music." The astonishing technical advances of the spectralist composers in the 1970s are only recently beginning to achieve wide recognition in the United States, though European composers long ago absorbed them.
Spectral music (or spectralism) is a musical genre or movement originating in France in the 1970s and characterized by the use of computer analysis of sound wave components as the basis for composition.
Brigitte Fontaine, born in 1939 in Morlaix, Finistère, in the Brittany region of France, is a singer of avant-garde music.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Music_of_France/Classical_music_era_and_modern_French_classical_music   (8912 words)

 The Arts in France - French Music
The chief musical forms of this period were the motet--now little resembling its medieval ancestor--and the cyclic mass.
The arias were simple and songlike, in contrast to the long, florid arias of Italian music, and the influence of Italian recitative is slight.
Music by French composers consisted mostly of inferior operas or empty, virtuosic salon pieces.
www.discoverfrance.net /France/DF_music.shtml   (1795 words)

 BatesNow | 10/24/2006 | Music of France's 'Belle Epoch' featured in Bates concert
Sponsored by the Bates music department, the event is open to the public at no cost.
The program offers a musical glimpse of France from the late 19th century through World War I, when Paris was the center of an artistic, technological and social ferment that percolated through the Western world.
She has taught at Bates and is currently the applied music associate in flute at Colby and principal flutist in the Colby Symphony Orchestra.
www.bates.edu /x151547.xml   (474 words)

 Details for Rough Guide/Rg To The Music Of France at CDconnection.com
France has developed a strong musical scene over the last decade, one that treasures its past (evident in 'La Bouree Des Capucins'), but also looks to a multi-cultural future, as evidenced by acts like Lo'Jo and Massilia Sound System.
France is also home to some hot jazz and gypsy music, as typified by Romane and Angelo Debarre.
As an overview of French music, this is excellent.
www.cdconnection.com /details/Rough_Guide__Rg_To_The_Music_Of_France/819036?s=cQiOYLASeSDU   (333 words)

In the spirit of the American turntable experts, appropriating the soul music of the 1970's and a few good breakbeats, they select just the right loop, the right rhythm, the perfect texture, which they expertly assemble.
Their music is the fruit of a logical development, sometimes gloomy, sometimes funky, shot through with electronic acids and methodical cuts.
It's able to decapitate the trumpets and slash the pianos, and its records contain the entire history of music.
www.emimusicpub.com /worldwide/around_the_world/france_home.html   (311 words)

 World Music Central: The Rough Guide To The Music Of France
The music of France is incredibly diverse, with a plethora of styles such as chanson and bal musette being popular nationwide.
Local regions within the country, some with their own languages, are preserving and developing their own musical traditions.
The Rough Guide to the Music of France gives you a glimpse of the variety of instruments, vocal styles, influences and dialects, taking you on a musical Tour de France.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /article.php/20030403193849838/print   (0 words)

  French Music
French music is a mixed of a variety of music styles, it has for example a bit of Latin America, Africa and Asia music, and is considered the center of music in Europe.
Corsica and mountainous Auvergne are twoof the regions that conserve the folk and traditional french music, which used as principal instrument the piano accordion.
Nowadays, the most important innovative kind of music developed in France is that called "spectral music", which is very popular in Europe and in the Unithed States.
www.justfrance.org /france/music.asp   (267 words)

 Traditional Music of France - Sound Clip - MSN Encarta
In France traditional folk dances and songs are preserved primarily in relatively isolated regions in the south.
Lyrical love songs, humorous songs, and dance music are the most prominent types of folk songs in the region.
This example of a folk dance tune is performed in straight duple meter, as is most French music.
encarta.msn.com /media_461532815_761568934_-1_1/Traditional_Music_of_France.html   (151 words)

 France Gall MP3 Downloads - France Gall Music Downloads - France Gall Music Videos
The four-track EP (the standard in French pop music at the time, and the format of most of her releases for the rest of the decade) was an enormous hit, selling 200,000 copies in France thanks both to the irresistible title-track and the absolutely stunning cover photo.
The change came with that year\'s controversial hit "Les Sucettes." Though on the surface the Gainsbourg-penned tune was a pretty little song about a young girl and her lollipop, the unmistakable subtext of the sly lyrics meant that the not-yet-18-year-old Gall was singing approvingly (and, she later claimed, completely unknowingly) about oral sex.
Gall\'s life took a tragic turn in the \'90s; Berger died of a heart attack at the age of 46 in 1992, and their daughter Pauline died of cystic fibrosis at the age of 19 in 1997.
www.mp3.com /francegall   (660 words)

 CLUAS | Columns | French Letter | Irish music in France
France's most prestigious contemporary music honour, the Prix Constantin, was presented at a ceremony in the Olympia theatre in Paris on 15 November last.
France’s pop stars are also packing away their beach towels and getting back to the studio and stage.
It's hard to concentrate on music at the moment when football, wonderful football, is demanding all your love and attention.
www.cluas.com /columns/french-letter/irish-bands-in-france.htm   (1429 words)

 France: National Geographic World Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The survival of French music is ensured by the Exception Culturelle Française, a quota policy that guarantees that at least 40 percent of radio airplay be devoted to French-language artists.
But the definition of precisely what constitutes French music is changing day by day, as the children of postcolonial immigrants begin to explore and express their parents' heritages, adding African, Arabic, Asian, Gitane (Gypsy/Roma) and Caribbean flavors to the dominant culture.
The genre originated in music halls during the interwar years as a local form of vaudeville; legendary performers Mistinguett and Maurice Chevalier emerged from this background.
worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com /worldmusic/view/page.basic/country/content.country/france_21   (1109 words)

 Music of France, Music in France
France has been an important cultural center of Europe, and the country has signifcantly contributed to the developemnt of European music and cinema.
French music dominated the art and music in Europe during the Middle Ages, contributed greatly in the development of European music in all its forms.
Music of France is also greatly influenced by the styles brought by immigrants from Africa, Latin America and Asia.
www.travour.com /tours-to-france/culture-of-france/music-of-france.html   (362 words)

 Music - France   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Discipline: electroacoustic music: contemporary music for research and creation in connection with the new electronic and computer technologies (Popular music: song, rock, techno,… does not match with this musical genre).
The Institute regularly gives concerts and performances and also organizes international competition of electroacoustic music and of musical software, as well as the International festival of electronic music and creation "Synthèse".
The residencies programme comprises: history and aesthetics courses of electroacoustic music, listening and analysis courses, musical computer courses and individual practice in studio.
www.unesco.org /culture/ifpc/html_eng/music4.htm   (319 words)

 Music from France
Hailing from the Gypsy community in the South of France -- bio, releases, news, publicity, concert schedule.
Part of the French Music Database, this is a comprehensive look, in French, of the legendary singer/songwriter.
The site for this French music channel, there is a bank of information on French and Francophone artists with biographies and discographies.
www.insideworldmusic.com /msub5.htm   (348 words)

 pseudorandom: Music for France
I'm spending a week in France next month, and thought it might be a good idea to find some appropriate music to take along on my iPod - something to listen to on the way over and while I'm there....
I'm spending a week in France next month, and thought it might be a good idea to find some appropriate music to take along on my iPod -- something to listen to on the way over and while I'm there.
As it happens, the Barnes and Noble I visited had an international music section, and within it, a small number of CDs devoted to France.
www.boosman.com /blog/2005/02/music_for_france.html   (239 words)

 Slipcue E-Zine: French Pop Music Guide - Main Index
The French Music Database is an American-generated site which includes entries for over a hundred artists, ranging from expatriate jazz legend, Josephine Baker, to ye-yesingers and numerous chanson artists such as Edith Piaf, Jean Sablon, Jacques Brel, et al., as well as contemporary rock and pop musicians.
Also keep an eye on the Franco-Folie website which is an outgrowth of the Montreal-based music festival of the same name.
Disc-O-Logue is a mammoth undertaking by someone at the National Library of Canada, which tries to keep track of French Canada's prodigious musical output.
www.slipcue.com /music/pop/france/froghop.html   (490 words)

 Apple vs. France
The law, passed by the National Assembly by a vote of 296 to 193, requires companies that sell digital-music files in France to open up their digital rights management systems so that the files can be played on any device.
Apple isn't the only company selling digital music in France, but it is by far the best known.
Failing that, since France is a member of the European Union, Apple could take the matter before legal authorities in Brussels, and argue that the French law conflicts with EU rules.
www.businessweek.com /technology/content/mar2006/tc20060321_144066.htm?campaign_id=topStories_ssi_5   (1660 words)

 The Rough Guide to the Music of France
Veillet includes a lot of interesting pieces rooted in the musical traditions of different French regions (this sort of music appears to be his first love), and he could probably have filled the whole CD with traditional music and songs and instrumentals deriving from traditional music.
This would have conferred a certain logic and consistency on a CD which, in the event, is composed mostly of traditional or at least "popular," in the strict sense (i.e.
Gabriel Yacoub, who despite having a Lebanese father is to French music, especially through his work with the folk-rock group Malicorne, what both Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span are to English music, appears twice, first as performer and the second time as producer (and both times the music is outstanding).
www.greenmanreview.com /cd/cd_va_roughguide_france.html   (708 words)

 France Vacations - Hotels France - France Hotels
In Nice, France, the Hotel Negresco is within walking distance of major museums and the shopping district.
Sainte Chapelle is a thirteenth century church that hosts classical music concerts as well as the Opera Garnier.
These hotels are recommended by other tourists who have visited Paris: Hotel Residence Focho, on average $214 a night, the Royal Magela Etoile Hotel Paris at about $218, the splendid Etoile Hotel averaging $331 a night, and the Hotel Bassano for around $312 a night.
www.francehotelfinder.com   (567 words)

 Directions to Music Masters - Music Masters, Inc.
Exit France Avenue and head North to Gallagher.
There are NO signs for Music Masters Inc on the outside of the building.
Exit France Avenue and head North to Gallagher Road.
www.music2master.com /directions.html   (0 words)

 Page France - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Proving that Broken Social Scene doesn't have a monopoly on amorphous indie-pop collectives, young Baltimorean Michael Nau is forever bringing in new friends to guest on his pretty guitar tunes.
Shortly thereafter, Page France began performing live, and recording numerous demos, and have since created a substantial following that continues to grow daily.
Full of spirited fun and joy, the live show plays more like a wedding celebration than a familiar rock show, as the stage fills with jubilance, while voices soar, bells ring, and each member dances from one instrument to another.
music.download.com /pagefrance/3600-8591-100808950.html   (323 words)

 Reggae Interview Series: Reggae Music In France (Jamaica)
A lot of french people like reggae music, and they are many bands, many places to listen to reggae.
Born into a musical family, Tami's entry into the music world was inevitable.
Her mother Christine was in a group called Carnation and her father Richard is a musician who plays drums and the guitar.
www.jamaicans.com /music/interviews/reggaefrance.shtml   (758 words)

 BERKLEE | American School of Modern Music, Paris, France
At the American School of Modern Music, founded in 1982, the academic rigor of a full jazz program is coupled with the hands-on reality of playing and composing for the city's club and concert scene.
The school offers a no-nonsense approach to gaining musical skills: a 3-to-5 year course of study focusing on writing, ear training, improvisation, and intensive ensembles that perform on a regular basis in Parisian venues.
For students at all levels, the American School of Modern Music organizes workshops and master classes given by members of a network of international clinicians who are in constant contact with the school.
www.berklee.edu /international/paris.html   (446 words)

 Je Suis France, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
One of the many bands hanging on the fringe of the Athens indie rock scene, eclectic in-jokesters Je Suis France balance a healthy penchant for garage rock and craggy instrumental epics harkening back to the early days of Built to Spill with an adventurous Camper Van Beethoven anything-goes-aesthetic (which is appropriat...
And while their band persona -- with members having names like Darkness and Iceberg, their philosophizing about Eastern bloc politics, and their baffling album liner notes and cover art seem to hint at the worst of art rock eccentricity -- they are ultimately a fairly down-to-earth indie rock band.
Forming while in a Marietta, GA, high school around principal members DJ and Darkness, the Je Suis France lineup was solidified when the various members found themselves enrolled at the University of Athens and working at the college radio station.
www.emusic.com /artist/11584/11584814.html   (306 words)

 MUSIC OF FRANCE (CD) - World Music Network - Penguin Books
The Rough Guide to the Music of France focuses on the incredible variety of French regional music.
The hurdy-gurdys and bagpipes of Central France, or the Occitan reggae-dub of bands like Massilia Sound System, are famous throughout the world.
This makes  the contemporary French musical scene a fascinating  melting-pot, where any explosive mixture of sounds can happen.
www.penguin.ca /nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,0_1843531569,00.html   (130 words)

 France Music
The dream place for those of you who enjoy music in all its expressions.
Music is your industry, you may want to bookmark Jigal Music Guide for your next trip to France.
Krakatoa is a performing as well as training center for those interested in the music and event creation industry.
www.tyzo.com /europe/france/music.html   (366 words)

 The Music of France at cdRoots
Music from Auvergne, central France, focused on the hurdy gurdy or vielle a roue.
Music from Sylvian Chomet's Academy Award-nominated animated film about a grandmother's search for her kidnapped grandson (with the help of the washed up Triplets of Belleville), the soundtrack echoes the film's quirky look at the roaring 20's.
Greaves was a key contributor to a musical movement that attempted to break away from the limitations of the rock format, by integrating elements of classical conceptualization as well as totally free improvisation, a dimension that set Henry Cow apart and firmly established the band's place in rock history.
www.cdroots.com /france.shtml   (7211 words)

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