Emmanuel Scarpa

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Emmanuel Scarpa - drummer and composer born in France. Selftaught, starts playing in a punk-rock band as a teenager. Takes up classical composition course at Lyon and Grenoble music schools, is awarded the first prizes in harmony, counterpoint and fuga with a SACEM prize in 1998. His compositional approach is inseparable from improvisation, which he has been practicing for more than twenty years, extending boundaries from minimal acoustic to roaring amplified music, influenced by many musical styles including early music, new music, rock, jazz, and experimental electronic music. Since 2002, Emmanuel Scarpa has been composing all the music for his own bands including Umlaut, Les Métamorphoses, Umlaut double trio, Invisible Worlds, Blue Yonder and more recently Might Brank his solo. Several of his compositions were commissioned by institutions or ensembles such as Quatuor Bela, Radio France, La Forge, the Valence University Choir, Ensemble Op.Cit and the French Ministry of Culture.

Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Solo Instrument


Butô Pour un percussionniste (2017)
Le Kumpo Pièce pour batterie (2017)
Jelly-Wasabi Pièce pour batterie (2017)
Miniature pour piano N°1 Contrastes (2006)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Real Time Electronics


On Off Pièce pour batterie et saturation (2016)

String Quartet


Present Continu cinq canons pour le Quatuor Béla (2014)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Through the Looking glass #5 Canon for eleven musicians (2012)
Ritual dance for brass quartet, string quartet & jazz trio (2012)
De tva Systrarna After a Swedish traditional melody (2009)
Durme After a Sephardic traditional melody (2009)

Instrumental Music


Butô Pour un percussionniste (2017)
Le Kumpo Pièce pour batterie (2017)
Jelly-Wasabi Pièce pour batterie (2017)
Present Continu cinq canons pour le Quatuor Béla (2014)
Ritual dance for brass quartet, string quartet & jazz trio (2012)
Through the Looking glass #5 Canon for eleven musicians (2012)
De tva Systrarna After a Swedish traditional melody (2009)
Durme After a Sephardic traditional melody (2009)
Through the Looking Glass #2 Canon for five musicians (2008)
Miniature pour piano N°1 Contrastes (2006)
Butô Pour un percussionniste (2017)
De tva Systrarna After a Swedish traditional melody (2009)
Durme After a Sephardic traditional melody (2009)
Jelly-Wasabi Pièce pour batterie (2017)
Le Kumpo Pièce pour batterie (2017)
Miniature pour piano N°1 Contrastes (2006)
On Off Pièce pour batterie et saturation (2016)
Present Continu cinq canons pour le Quatuor Béla (2014)
Ritual dance for brass quartet, string quartet & jazz trio (2012)
Through the Looking Glass #2 Canon for five musicians (2008)
Through the Looking glass #5 Canon for eleven musicians (2012)