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Munir Anastas

Munir Anastas

Sector : Cultural Figures , Singers / Musicians

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: France
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1963
  • Age: 53
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Palestinian composer (b. 1963, Bethlehem)., now resident in France, of mostly chamber works that have been performed in Europe and elsewhere.

Mr. Anastas studied piano as a child in Bethlehem and later studied counterpoint and harmony privately in Paris. He attended seminars by Iannis Xenakis at the Centre Saint-Charles of the Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne from 1985–89 and also studied musical cognitive-psychology with Steven McAdams at the Centre National des Recherches Scientifiques at IRCAM in Paris from 1987–91.

He has received commissions from Les Ateliers UPIC, INA/GRM, the Ministry of Culture of Greece, Radio France, and UNESCO, among other organisations. His music has been performed in Argentina, France, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Palestine, and Venezuela.

He is also active in other positions. He has served as a cultural advisor to the delegation in Palestine of UNESCO in Paris since 2000.

He taught computer-music languages at the Conservatoire Jean Françaix in Vanves from 1991–93 and sound engineering at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Techniques du Théâtre in Paris from 1992–97. In addition, he has lectured throughout France and in Belgium, the Netherlands and Palestine.

He has lived in France since 1981.


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