Considered one of the leading exponents of the new consonant music, Michel Lysight (1958) has build up a catalogue of 180 works for all classical formations: symphonies, orchestral works, concertos, chamber music and vocal music. He holds numerous diplomas and distinctions, including a higher diploma in orchestral conducting from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, a first prize in composition from the Royal Conservatory of Mons and the Irène Fuérison Prize from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels.
His highly personal language combines intense lyricism with rhythmic rigour, because he is determined to reintegrate the notion of pleasure into contemporary music, for both performers and listeners. His music has been played and recorded by such prestigious performers as Astoria, Frank Braley, Alexandre Debrus, Simon Diricq, Antonio Eduardo Santos, Jean-Marc Fessard, Mireille Gleizes, Marc Grauwels, Ensemble Kheops, Aleksander Khramouchin, Jean-Frédéric Molard, Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, Didier Poskin, Orchestre royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Éliane Reyes, Rachel Talitman, Ronald Van Spaendonck, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Rhonny Ventat and many others.
Guest professor at Bilkent University in Ankara (1999), composer in residence at the Conservatoire Darius Milhaud de la Ville de Paris (2008-2009), Michel Lysight taught music education and contemporary languages at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels from 1980 to 2021.