Nicole Marie Lachartre

French electronic instrumentalist, musicologist, writer and composer born in Paris, February 27, 1934. She studied at the Paris Conservatoire where she received first prizes for counterpoint and fugue. She studied composition under Milhaud in 1961 and Andre Jovilet, 1966 to 1968. Her other teachers were P. Schaeffer and J. Rivier (musique concrete) and P. Barband. Later she studied composition by computer under Xenakis and Barbaud. She worked on electronic music with the Groupe de Recherches Musicales of ORTF from 1966 to 1968 and was in charge of research from 1970 to 1973. She was a member of the French Committee of the International Society for Contemporary Musc. She wrote several reviews and articles for Grove´s Dictionary of Music and Musicians and for the Encyclopaedia Universalis. Many of her compositions are inspired by the works of mystic thinkers and spiritual experiences. Her works have been performed in Europe and the United States.

            Works for band:

  • Hommage à Ruysbroeck (1979)