A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Tristan Murail

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March 11, 1947: Tristan Murail is born in Le Havre, Republic of France, the son of Gérard Murail, a poet, and Marie-Thérèse Barrois, a journalist.
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May 13, 1969: Couleur de Mer for 15 instruments by Tristan Murail (22) is performed for the first time, in Maison de la Culture, Le Havre.
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November 22, 1970: Où tremblent les contours for two violas by Tristan Murail (23) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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January 18, 1971: Altitude 8000 for orchestra by Tristan Murail (23) is performed for the first time, in Salle Gaveau, Paris.
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September 30, 1971: Ligne de non-retour for flute, clarinet, percussion, electric guitar, harp, viola, and double bass by Tristan Murail (24) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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February 2, 1972: Mach 2,5 for two ondes Martenot by Tristan Murail (24) is performed for the first time, in Salle Cortot, Paris.
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May 14, 1972: Les Miroirs étendus for ondes Martenot and piano by Tristan Murail (25) is performed for the first time.
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June 10, 1972: Au-delà du mur du son for orchestra by Tristan Murail (25) is performed for the first time, in Rome.
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November 18, 1972: L’attente for flute, clarinet, harp, two violins, viola, and cello by Tristan Murail (25) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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March 23, 1973: Les Nuages de Magellan for two ondes Martenot, electric guitar, and percussion by Tristan Murail (26) is performed for the first time, the composer at one keyboard, in Orléans.
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March 23, 1974: La Dérive des continents for viola and strings by Tristan Murail (27) is performed for the first time, in Royan.
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May 8, 1974: Transsahara express for bassoon and piano by Tristan Murail (27) is performed for the first time, in Boulogne—Billancourt.
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May 15, 1974: Estuaire for piano by Tristan Murail (27) is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of Radio-France.
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March 22, 1975: Sables for orchestra by Tristan Murail (28) is performed for the first time, in Royan.
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March 5, 1976: Mémoire/Erosion for horn and nine instruments by Tristan Murail (28) is performed for the first time, in Orléans.
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August 16, 1976: Échos—Mémoire for viola and piano with violin and cello ad.lib. by Tristan Murail (29) is performed for the first time.
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April 26, 1977: Tellur for guitar by Tristan Murail (30) is performed for the first time, in Salle Cortot, Paris.
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May 22, 1978: Territoires de l’oubli for piano by Tristan Murail (31) is performed for the first time, is performed for the first time, in Rome.
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June 6, 1978: Two works by Tristan Murail (31) are performed for the first time, in Lisbon: C’est un jardin secret, ma soeur, ma fiancée, une fontaine close, une source scellée for viola, and Éthers for flute, clarinet, trombone, viola, cello, double bass, and maracas.
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December 4, 1979: Treize couleurs du soleil couchant for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, and cello by Tristan Murail (32) is performed for the first time, in Madrid.
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July 21, 1980: Gondwana for orchestra by Tristan Murail (33) is performed for the first time, in Darmstadt.
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December 20, 1980: Les Courants de l’espace for ondes Martenot and chamber orchestra by Tristan Murail (33) is performed for the first time, in Maison de Radio-France, Paris.
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February 15, 1983: Two works for chamber group and electronics are performed for the first time, in the Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris:  Archipelago for chamber ensemble and electronic sound generators by Roger Reynolds (48), and Désintégrations for 17 players and electronics by Tristan Murail (35).
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March 23, 1983: After a small funeral service, attended by Gérard Grisey (36) and Tristan Murail (36), the mortal remains of Claude Vivier are cremated at the Crématorium de la Ville de Paris in the Cimetière de l'Est on boulevard Ménilmontant.
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March 2, 1984: La Conquête de l’Antarctique for ondes Martenot by Tristan Murail (36) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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October 4, 1984: Random Access Memory for percussion, electric guitar, and electronic instruments by Tristan Murail (37) is performed for the first time, in Metz.
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September 9, 1985: Two works for orchestra are performed for the first time, in Kyoto: Dream/Window by Toru Takemitsu (54), and Sillages by Tristan Murail (38).
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January 21, 1986: Time and again for orchestra by Tristan Murail (38) is performed for the first time, in Town Hall, Birmingham.
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July 26, 1986: Vision de la Cité Interdite for two synthesizers, and Atlantys for two synthesizers by Tristan Murail (39) is performed for the first time, in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK.
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October 4, 1987: Vampyr! for electric guitar by Tristan Murail (37) is performed for the first time, in Angers, France.
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December 1, 1988: Vues aériennes for horn, violin, cello, and piano by Tristan Murail (41) is performed for the first time, in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
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October 28, 1989: Les Sept Paroles du Christ en Croix for chorus and orchestra by Tristan Murail (42) is performed for the first time, in Festival Hall, London.
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March 26, 1990: Allégories for flute, clarinet, horn, violin, cello, percussion, and electronics by Tristan Murail (43) is performed for the first time, in Brussels.
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June 17, 1991: La Dynamique des fluides for orchestra by Tristan Murail (44) is performed for the first time, in Parma.
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December 7, 1991: Le fou à pattes bleues for flute/alto flute and piano by Tristan Murail (44) is performed for the first time, in Arcueil, France.
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June 18, 1992: Serendib for large ensemble by Tristan Murail (45) is performed for the first time, in Auditorium de Châtelet-Les Halles, Paris.
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July 14, 1992: Cloches d’adieu, et un sourire… (in memoriam Olivier Messiaen) for piano by Tristan Murail (45) is performed for the first time, in Villeuneuve-lès-Avignon.
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December 8, 1992: Attracteurs étranges for cello by Tristan Murail (45) is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of Radio-France, Paris.
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October 16, 1993: La Barque mystique for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, and cello by Tristan Murail (46) is performed for the first time, in Bern.
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November 27, 1993: La Mandragore for piano by Tristan Murail (46) is performed for the first time, in Tokyo.
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May 28, 1994: L’Esprit des dunes for eleven instruments and electronics by Tristan Murail (47) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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February 5, 1995: Unanswered Questions for flute by Tristan Murail (47) is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of Radio-France, Paris.
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December 12, 1996: Bois flotté for trombone, piano, violin, viola, cello, and electronics by Tristan Murail (49) is performed for the first time, in Santiago de Compostella.
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May 9, 1997: …amaris et dulcibus aquis for chorus and electronics by Tristan Murail (50) is performed for the first time, in London. See 31 August 2006.
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November 14, 1997: Le partage des eaux for orchestra by Tristan Murail (50) is performed for the first time, in Salle Pleyel, Paris.
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April 12, 1999: Feuilles à travers les cloches for flute, violin, cello, and piano, from Portulan by Tristan Murail (52) is performed for the first time, in Stockholm.
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November 18, 2000: Winter Fragments for flute, clarinet, piano, cello, and electronics by Tristan Murail (53) is performed for the first time, in Bonlieu-Annecy, France.
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November 13, 2001: Le lac for orchestra by Tristan Murail (54) is performed for the first time, in Graz.
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March 11, 2003: Two works for piano by Tristan Murail are performed for the first time, in Miller Theatre, New York, on his 56th birthday: Les travaux et les jours and Comme un oeil suspendu et poli par le songe, 36 years after it was composed.
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April 20, 2004: Terre d’ombre for orchestra and electronics by Tristan Murail (57) is performed for the first time, in the Berlin Philharmonie.
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May 21, 2005: Pour adoucir le cours du temps for chamber ensemble and electronics by Tristan Murail (58) is performed for the first time, in Marseille.
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July 23, 2006: Two parts of Portulan by Tristan Murail (59) are performed for the first time, at Festival Messiaen in La Grave, France: Seven Lakes Drive for flute, clarinet, horn, violin, cello, and piano, and Les ruines circulaires for clarinet and violin.
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August 31, 2006: A revised version of …amaris et dulcibus aquis for chorus and electronics by Tristan Murail (59) is performed for the first time, in Copenhagen. See 9 May 1997.
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November 21, 2006: Légendes urbaines for large ensemble by Tristan Murail (59) is performed for the first time, in Cité de la Musique, Paris.
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September 28, 2007: Contes cruels for two electric guitars and orchestra by Tristan Murail (60) is performed for the first time, in Amsterdam.
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March 15, 2008: Garrigue for bass flute, viola, cello, and percussion from Portulan by Tristan Murail (61) is performed for the first time, in Caen, France.
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June 15, 2008: Liber Fulguralis for chamber ensemble and electronics by Tristan Murail (61) is performed for the first time, in Centre Paul Klee, Bern.
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April 22, 2009: Two works are performed for the first time, in Salle Claude-Champagne at the University of Montreal: En moyenne et extrême raison for chamber ensemble and electronics by Tristan Murail (62), and Sringara Chaconne for 15 players by Jonathan Harvey (69).
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April 10, 2010: Les sept Paroles for chorus, orchestra, and electronics by Tristan Murail (63) is performed for the first time, in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
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April 21, 2011: Two parts of Portulan by Tristan Murail (64) are performed for the first time, at the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam: La Chambre des cartes for flute, clarinet, horn, percussion, piano, violin, viola, and cello, and Dernières nouvelles du vent d’ouest for viola, horn, piano, and percussion.
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June 22, 2011: Lachrymae for flute in G and string quintet by Tristan Murail (64) is performed for the first time, at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston.
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September 30, 2011: Paludes for alto flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and cello from Portulan by Tristan Murail (64) is performed for the first time, in Strasbourg.
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May 4, 2012: Le Désenchantement du monde, a concerto for piano and orchestra by Tristan Murail (65), is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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July 22, 2012: The Bronze Age for flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, cello, and piano by Tristan Murail (65) is performed for the first time, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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November 2, 2013: Reflections/Reflets I-Spleen and Reflections/Reflets II-High Voltage/Haute tension for orchestra by Tristan Murail (66) are performed for the first time, in the Barbican Center, London.
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May 11, 2014: Un Sogno for chamber ensemble and electronics by Tristan Murail (67) is performed for the first time, in Witten.
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July 14, 2015: Travel Notes for two pianos and percussion by Tristan Murail (68) is performed for the first time, at Lincoln Center, New York.
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December 28, 2016: Two works by Tristan Murail (69) are performed for the first time, in the Philharmonie of Luxembourg:  Sogni, ombre et fumi for string quartet, and La Vallée close, sur des sonnets de Pétrarque.
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April 1, 2017: Near Death Experience d'après L'Ile des morts d'Arnold Böcklin for nine instruments and electronics, with optional video, by Tristan Murail (70) is performed for the first time, in Geneva.
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December 1, 2017: Reflections/Reflets I à III for orchestra by Tristan Murail (70) is performed for the first time, in the Cologne Philharmonie.