Department of Music Lecture: Florent Ghys

“Utopian Instrumentation and Audiovisual Musique Concrête”

Florent Ghys - Lecturer in Music, Washington University in St. Louis

Florent Ghys will discuss some of the concepts involved in the making of his recent double album "Ritournelles & Mosaïques" (Cantaloupe Music 2022). 

Florent Ghys is a composer and double bass player originally from Bordeaux, France, and now based in St Louis, MO. His music has been described as “highly contrapuntal, intelligent and inventive...” (WQXR-FM), and a “thrilling breed of post-minimal chamber music” (Time Out NY). His pieces “blend elements of minimalism, pop music, and a dose of extravagant wit” (John Schaefer, WNYC).