Martin Loridan

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Martin Loridan is a French composer. He graduated from the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (CNSM) and currently pursues a PhD in composition at the University of Leeds (UK).

His work has been performed internationally at venues and festivals such as the Barbican center (London), BKA Unerhörte Musik (Berlin), Gasteig Philharmonie (Munich), Estovest Festival (Turin), Mise-En Festival (New York), Kalv Festival (Gothenburg), International Forum of New Music Manuel Enriquez (Mexico City).

 

He has collaborated with ensembles and orchestras such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Arditti Quartet, ensemble Mise-en, Soundinitiative, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Xenia, ensemble Accroche Note, Quatuor Tana, Norrbotten NEO, Cepromusic, and international soloists such as Claude Delangle, Rohan de Saram and Claudio Pasceri.

He has been awarded prizes in several composition competitions, such as the Reinl-Foundation Composition Prize, the André Jolivet Composition Prize, Vareler Composition Prize. He is also the recipient of academic grants and awards such as the Stanley Burton research Scholarship, and was recently awarded the prestigious Villa Salammbô residence (Tunis) by the Institut Français.

His PhD research develops the musical idea of “Souffle” (air, breath, and movement) as a multidirectional composition material and composition tool, working on timbre, texture and exploring relationships with resonance and vibration. His research is funded by the “Leeds Doctoral Scholarship”.

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Featured Pieces

Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Solo Instrument


Cinq Figures Errantes For Amplified Piano (2017)
Resonating Gestures For Piano (2015)
Trois Pièces pour Contrebasse Solo Double Bass (2014)
Two pieces for solo cello Violoncelle (2013)
Fugitive Lines Solo Viola (2013)

Instrument and Electronics


Stac'aToy For Toy piano Ensemble (6 to 8) (2017)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


String Quartet n°3 Commissioned by Estovest Festival (2016)
Jusqu'à l'afflux... for Clarinet and String trio (2016)
Spectres d'ombre For Piano trio (2016)
Whispering Spaces For Piano trio (2015)
Trois Pièces pour Quatuor à Cordes Written for the Arditti Quartet (2014)

String Quartet


String Quartet n°3 Commissioned by Estovest Festival (2016)
Trois Pièces pour Quatuor à Cordes Written for the Arditti Quartet (2014)

Voices and Instruments


Chimères... Improvisation sur René Char Pour Voix de femme et Clarinette (2015)
Souffle, Esquisse. Chant pour un équinoxe Soprano and chamber ensemble (2015)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Stac'aToy For Toy piano Ensemble (6 to 8) (2017)
Breath/Rebreath String trio, Piano and Percussions (2014)
Brumes, espace, temps... For Ensemble (8 performers) (2010)
Breath/Rebreath String trio, Piano and Percussions (2014)
Brumes, espace, temps... For Ensemble (8 performers) (2010)
Chimères... Improvisation sur René Char Pour Voix de femme et Clarinette (2015)
Cinq Figures Errantes For Amplified Piano (2017)
Fugitive Lines Solo Viola (2013)
Jusqu'à l'afflux... for Clarinet and String trio (2016)
Resonating Gestures For Piano (2015)
Souffle, Esquisse. Chant pour un équinoxe Soprano and chamber ensemble (2015)
Spectres d'ombre For Piano trio (2016)
Stac'aToy For Toy piano Ensemble (6 to 8) (2017)
String Quartet n°3 Commissioned by Estovest Festival (2016)
Trois Pièces pour Contrebasse Solo Double Bass (2014)
Trois Pièces pour Quatuor à Cordes Written for the Arditti Quartet (2014)
Two pieces for solo cello Violoncelle (2013)
Whispering Spaces For Piano trio (2015)