Emmanuel Séjourné is French composer. His music is rythmic, romantic, energetic, inspired both by the Western classical tradition and by popular culture. His compositions are played in dozens of countries every year, and many orchestras include theim in their repertoire. Séjourné has composed as well many chamber music and choir works.
Fascinated with the relations between various forms of artistic expression, he writes music for stage and television. He composed the music for the Ballet du Rhin’s performance les envahisseurs, played during the two thousandth anniversary of the city of Strasbourg, and in 2004, he wrote a musical comedy School Boulevard commissioned by National Theater Luxembourg.
Acclaimed by members of the percussion community, his works have been commissioned or recorded by Gary Cook, John Pennington, Ju-Percussion group, Bob Van Sice, Nancy Zeltsman, Marta Klimasara, Katarzyna Mycka, Amsterdam Percussion Group. His passion for the stage has also led him to write and compose the show Planète Claviers for the Percussions claviers de Lyon,
piece commissioned by Grame Festival. This wild and unusual show was performed 120 times beetween 1998 and 2001.
Together with a saxophoniste Philippe Geiss, he founded the ensemble Noco Music, wich gained the European Audiovisuel Grand Prix. As a soloist, as well as with the ensemble Accroche-Note, he has so far premiered over hundred pieces of music including concertos, chamber music and solos, and has been giving concerts all over the world.
Eager to share and communicate his passion, Emmanuel Séjourné is Head Teacher of Percussion Department at the Strasbourg Conservatory. He is the author of a vibraphone method and of several pieces for percussion. His master-classes are extremely sucessful in every major music conservatories in Europe, Asia an the USA.
He is often invited to sit on juries for numerous international competitions.