Composer and French Orchestra conductor, born in Paris on August 29, 1936. He/She studied composition at the Paris Conservatoire with Darius Milhaud and Olivier Messiaen and, subsequently, extended studies in Basel with Pierre Boulez. Between 1967 and 1972, he/she directed the Domaine Musical instead and, from here, alternating the composition with the direction of Orchestra, coming to take charge of the direction of the new Orchestra Philharmonic of Radio France from 1976 to 1981. His work as a director has focused largely on the interpretation of contemporary music.
His compositional work highlight Strophe, Cycle (both 1964); Trajectoires, for violin and Orchestra (1968), and Cette Étoile enseigne à s'incliner (1970).
In 1979, he/she won the Grand National Prize of music. Since 1984, he/she has directed the National Conservatory of music in Lyon.