Alain Jamot: Composer

"Music is the best (Frank Zappa)"

Kraak 1

It is not because microtonal music is generally very boring that one should not try to enter this very strange universe, where one never knows what one will meet…

Listen to the full album:

Heimat 2

A secret and disconcerting journey between classical, electro and sound experimentations…

Intime Conviction

A soundtrack written in 1994 for a movie by Syvie Fleurot, a mix of ECM cold jazz and noisy rock, recorded in Paris with the participation of Pascal Nowak (guitarist)…


Pierre Barbaud: Apfelsextet

My favourite piece from this great french composer.

Dantzig Melody

How to write a string quartet

For a very long time, I asked myself the question: how do you write a string quartet?

Is it a good idea?

Does it still have an interest?

The quartet is really one of the archetypal forms of Western serious music, ok, but I felt a certain uneasiness with this form.

Most quartets are so boring to listen to, even if their form is perfect.

And then, for a composer using virtual instruments, it supposes to fall on the right sound bank, and there, good luck…

There are very few solo string sounds that are really credible.

And then I went for it.

Using mainly the canon as a form.

And it works pretty well.

You can listen to it here:

Why am I a french virtual composer ?

My first computer, the Yamaha CX5M
My first computer, the Yamaha CX5M

This blog is just about the way I write music: with computer.

Since 1985 and my first music computer (a Yamaha CX5M), I spent most of my time with my computer, instead musicians or ensembles.

Why ?

Because I had no choice. And lot of composers have no choice today: a computer, or nothing.

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