THE INVITED COMPOSER AND PAINTER

Régis Campo, guest composer of Opus 41

Born in 1968, Régis Campo studied composition with Georges Bœuf at the Marseille Conservatory. He continues in the class of composition and musical civilizations of Jacques Charpentier at the Paris Conservatory. He then entered the classes of Alain Bancquart and Gérard Grisey where he obtained his first prize for composition in 1995. In 1992, he met the Russian composer Edison Denisov who considered him to be “one of the most gifted of his generation. “. Rewarded with numerous prizes, Régis Campo was a resident at the Villa Medici in Rome for 3 years. Passionate about pedagogy, his composition class at the Marseille Conservatory is a place of sharing and openness to various musical aesthetics. His style, often described as playful and colorful, emphasizes melodic invention, humor, joy and a great vitality of tempos. Performed all over the world, he was elected to the Academy of Fine Arts in May 2017, in the Musical Composition section.

 

Daniel Coulet, guest painter of Opus 41

The work of Daniel Coulet invites verticality, both in his paintings and in his sculptures the gaze and the thought are forced to rise. The figures or forms that are born there are “in tension”, in hectic balance, and they force the viewer to become aware of their instability and ambivalence. Between earth and air, between animal and plant kingdom, they are deeply present with the questioning of their origin hanging in the balance. Certainly if we sense the heritage of scholastic thought and the aspiration to light, they persist in linking us to the “materia prima” of the ground. It is not without difficulty or difficulty that they represent the fragility that humanity experiences in conceiving its tearing away from gravity. The obstinate work of this artist born in 1954 and presented in numerous galleries, national and international museums is built by the permanent crossing of the thresholds of tradition and of his century.