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  • Geneva, Switzerland
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michel Godel Jul 21, 2013. 4 Replies year ago I wrote a symphonic poem that relates the history of Istanbul, from its antic period to…Continue

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Big Ensemble, Songs, Other
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Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
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Michel Godel is a young swiss composer with greek origins, born in 1993. For the moment, he is studying medecine at the University of Geneva, but beside he is keeping on a composition activity and having music lessons at the High School of Music of Geneva, such as harmony, conterpoint or orchestration. He has already written three pieces for orchestras that you can find on this page.


  • A Riverside Fantasy is a symphonic fantasy based on the world famous electro theme Riverside by Sidney Samson. This piece has been written in 2013 by the young swiss composer Michel Godel (born in 1993) and performed in the same year for the first time by the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève Orchestra (CMGo) under the direction of Antoine Marguier :




  • From Byzantium to Istanbul is a symphonic poem written and played for the first time in 2012 by the Orchestre du Collège de Genève for its 50thbirthday, directed by Philippe Béran. This piece relates Istanbul's history in music, from its antic period to the actual one (and even a little after in the future...) through the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires.

This piece has been replayed in 2013 during a tour in Italy in many places, such as the festival of Ravello.
Here is a version with the original text and some pictures making the music more pleasant to hear :




  • The Nocturne for Orchestra is the first Michel Godel's orchestral work. It has been written in 2010 when he was 17 and played the same year by the New Generation Orchestra in Geneva :


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    A Riverside Fantasy
  • 2.
    From Byzantium to Istanbul
  • 3.
    Nocturne for Orchestra

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At 1:42am on December 3, 2014, Bernard Duc said…

Je viens de voir ton commentaire sur mon mur... Non, mon Orchestral Work n'a pas été joué mais j'ai plusieurs concerts qui approchent donc je devrais bientôt pouvoir poster de nouveaux enregistrements. Bravo pour tes compositions! J'ai notamment beaucoup aimé "A Riverside Fantasy"!

At 8:25am on July 21, 2013, Keman said…

Grützi zurück! :P


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