Jean-Patrick Besingrand

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Jean-Patrick Besingrand (b. 1985) is a composer and musicologist. His music plays on tone colors and explores different conceptions of temporality.

He has received recognition from various competitions from around the globe. Since 2013, Jean-Patrick has participated in several festivals including Musica Festival, Red Note, Shanghai New Music Week Festival, Thailand International Composition Festival, Tokyo Media Interaction, and the St. Petersburg International New Music Festival, among others. 

His music has been performed by ensembles such as the Orchestre National Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Court-Circuit, Dal Niente, Mivos Quartet, JACK Quartet, Molinari Quartet, Platypus, Mise-En, Quince, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble. Jean-Patrick's music has also been performed by many soloists, notably Pierre Dutrieu, Yumi Suehiro, Geoffrey Deibel, Thomas Piercy, and Reison Kuroda. 

Jean-Patrick holds a Master of Arts in Musicology from the University of Bordeaux, and diplomas in Analysis, Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue, Composition, and Soundpainting from the Bordeaux Conservatory where he notably studied composition under Jean-Louis Agobet. He also holds an Advanced Certificate in Composition from Carnegie Mellon University where he studied under Leonardo Balada. Currently Jean-Patrick is a PhD candidate in composition at CUNY under Professor Jason Eckardt. He is also working on his doctoral thesis in Musicology at the Sorbonne in Paris. Since 2018, he has served as co-artistic director and co-founder of the composers' collective Tesselat.

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

String Quartet


A.S. pour quatuor à cordes (2019)
Hoshi no koe pour quatuor à cordes (2018)

Solo Instrument


S'enfuient les ombres pour clavecin (2019)
Sensorielles pour piano (2016)
Mizuchi pour piano (2016)

Concerto


Konohana pour clarinette et ensemble (2017)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


A.S. pour quatuor à cordes (2019)
Hoshi no koe pour quatuor à cordes (2018)
La ultima catabasi pour flûte, clarinette, violon, piano (2016)
Instants éphémères pour quatuor de saxophones (2014)

Voices and Instruments


Méandres pour ensemble vocal (SSAA) et flûte en sol (2016)

Saxophone Quartet


Instants éphémères pour quatuor de saxophones (2014)
A.S. pour quatuor à cordes (2019)
Hoshi no koe pour quatuor à cordes (2018)
Instants éphémères pour quatuor de saxophones (2014)
Konohana pour clarinette et ensemble (2017)
La ultima catabasi pour flûte, clarinette, violon, piano (2016)
Méandres pour ensemble vocal (SSAA) et flûte en sol (2016)
Mizuchi pour piano (2016)
S'enfuient les ombres pour clavecin (2019)
Sensorielles pour piano (2016)