French Composers’ Names – Eric Tanguy

Part of the new generation of French composers, Eric Tanguy (born in 1968 in Caen—the capital of the Basse-Normandie region) studied with Horatiu Radulescu (from 1985 to 1988), and later at the Conservatoire de Paris with Ivo Malec and Gérard Grisey.

Nothing particularly difficult about this name: the an is a pure nasal sound while the U between the G and the Y makes it a hard sound. Here it is:

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Link to MP3: ICIYL – Eric Tanguy

And here is a video of Improvisation for piano solo, performed by Thierry Escaich:

Eric Tanguy – Improvisation