Gérard Manset

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Gérard Manset
Born (1945-08-21) 21 August 1945 (age 69)
Saint-Cloud, France
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, painter, photographer, writer
Labels Capitol
Website manset.fr

Gérard Manset (also known as Manset; born 21 August 1945 in Saint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine) is a French singer-songwriter, painter, photographer and writer. He is best known for his musical work. [1] Since 1972, the covers of his albums state his name as simply "Manset".

Manset spent his childhood in the suburbs of Paris (Saint-Cloud) and then in the sixteenth arrondissement of Paris. He failed his baccalauréat due to the degree of a failing grade in French.

In 1964, Manset was the recipient of the Concours général, and enrolled in the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. The Salon d'Automne welcomed Manset in its engraving section in 1966. Manset's work was also shown at the Paris Salon. At the same time Manset approached various French advertising agencies with his drawings, without success, however.

Manset began to play guitar, but was also interested in the drums. He borrowed his sister's piano book, and began learning to play it as well.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1968-1970: 45 tours
  • 1968: Gérard Manset
  • 1970: La mort d'Orion
  • 1971: Manset 1968
  • 1972: Manset
  • 1975: Manset
  • 1976: Rien à raconter
  • 1978: 2870
  • 1979: Royaume de Siam
  • 1981: L'atelier du crabe
  • 1981: Le train du soir
  • 1982: Comme un guerrier
  • 1984: Lumières
  • 1985: Prisonnier de l'inutile
  • 1989: Matrice
  • 1991: Revivre
  • 1994: La vallée de la paix
Year Album Peak positions
FR
[2]
1998 Jadis et naguère 24
2004 Le Langage oublié 14
2006 Obok 15
2008 Manitoba ne répond plus 18
2014 Un oiseau s'est posé 8

Writings and travel notes[edit]

  • 1987 : Royaume de Siam - Éditions Aubier
  • 1987 : Chambres d'Asie - Éditions Aubier
  • 1994 : Wisut kasat - Éditions Les Belles Lettres
  • 1994 : Aqui te espero - Éditions Les Belles Lettres
  • 2000 : 72 heures à Angkor - Éditions Les Belles Lettres
  • 2007 : Les Petites Bottes vertes - Éditions Gallimard
  • 2008 : À la poursuite du Facteur Cheval - Éditions Gallimard
  • 2011 : Visage d'un dieu inca - Éditions Gallimard
  • 2011 : Journées ensoleillées - Éditions Favre
  • 2012 : La terre endormie - Filigranes Editions
  • 2012 : Abbaye de Fontevraud - Éditions Abbaye de Fontevraud
  • 2012 : Bruxelles - Editions Zanpano
Joint collective works
  • 2013 : Oh ce sera beau - éditions Zanpano (text and drawings)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Gérard Manset". AMG. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Gérard Manset discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 May 2014.