Claude Ledoux

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Claude LEDOUX is born in 1960. After obtaining a scientific diploma, he turned to the artisitic world and studied painting at the Fine-Arts School and music at the Conservatoire de Liege (Belgium) where he met Jean-Louis ROBERT, a composer and a remarkable pedagogue who helped him to discover the contemporary artistic world. Further important moments on his career were composition courses with Philippe BOESMANS, Frederic RZEWSKI, meeting Henri POUSSEUR, learning music analysis with Celestin DELIEGE and finally, researching in electronic music in the Liege Research Center (CRMW) with Patrick LENFANT. Claude LEDOUX also pursued his education abroad, notably in France, Hungary (Bartok seminar) and Italy where he participated in seminars by Gyorgy LIGETI and Franco DONATONI. From 1987 to 89 he lived in Paris, where he followed the courses in musical computing at the IRCAM, XXth century music analysis courses with Robert PIENCIKOWSKI as well as the composition courses by Iannis XENAKIS at the University of Paris.
Because of his passion for Asian sounds, he travelled in several eastern countries in order to make researches and to learn the traditionnal art of music. First in 92, through India where he learned ethnic music from the Himalayan sloops to the Rajasthan desert. In 1996, he got a grant from the SPES Fondation to pursue his studies about oriental music in Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia. Recently he travelled in Japan (2004) with his wife Nao MOMITANI, where he went deeper into his knowledge of Nô, Bunraku and Kyôgen- read : Travel report/Carnets de voyage (in French).
As a composer he won several competitions (Lille, Paris, Lausanne...). In 2003 he got the « Musical Prize » from the Civitella Ranieri Foudation of New York for his recent works. His music have been performed in many towns in Europe (Brussels [Ars Musica], Paris [Radio-France, Présences, L’Itinéraire, Intercontemporain...], Strasbourg [Musica], Berlin [WDR, Philharmonie], Ukraine, Estonia, Russia...), in America (Colorado Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra of Montreal...) and Asia (Vietnam, Japan). These last years, Claude Ledoux was composer in residence at the Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles (Belgium : 1998-2000), subsequently at the Castello of Umbria (Italy : 2003). Nowadays, he is composer in residence at the  Brussel’s « Bozar » (2008 and 2009). Furthermore, he got a commission in order to compose the compulsory work for the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Constest 2009 - violin.
Claude LEDOUX got also a master in Communication/Sciences of the Music from the Liège University. Nowadays, he works as a musical journalist as well as a Musical Analysis professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (France) and Composition professor at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts, Conservatoire de Mons (Belgium). Summer 2008, he was guest professeur at the Sao Paulo and Campinas Universities (Brazil) for the Master in Musical Analysis and composition. Both universities have since renewed their invitation for summer 2009. That same period, he will also teach at the Winter courses of Campos do Jordao (Brazil). From 2001 to 2005 he worked as Artistic Director of the "Centre de Formations et de Recherches Musicales de Liège" (CRFMW - Belgium). In collaboration with Michel FOURGON and Denis BOSSE, he has set up the "Atelier Musicien", a philosophical and practical place of reflexions and experimentations between composers and performers.
Since january 2005, Claude Ledoux is member of the Belgian Royal Academy, Fine Arts section.
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Concerto


Noema for saxophone and chamber orchestra (2019)
A Butterfly's Dream pour piano et orchestre (2016)

Solo Instrument


Les sons caressants du soir... for solo piano (2019)
Saveurs de Ciel pour piano solo (2017)
Japanese e-mail 3 - To : Toshio Hosokawa pour piano solo (2017)
Japanese E-mail 1 - To : Dai Fujikura pour piano solo (2015)
Japanese E-mail 2 - To : Sachiko Nomura pour piano solo (2015)
Pensée Dédiée à Jean-Pierre Rousseau (2014)
Ce que raconte la ligne (Liber Amicorum n°1 pour piano solo (2014)
Courbes d'étoiles VI (2012)
Heavy Funk ! (2011)
A Flower s Dream (2010)
Miniature de lumière (2008)
Vertical Study (2008)
Zap's init (2008)
Courbes d'étoiles V (2003)
Courbes d'étoiles III (2001)
Courbes d'étoiles II (1996)
Miniature d ombre (1995)
La belle Maud (1995)
...l'aimer... (1995)
Le songe troublé de l'orchidée (1994)
Courbes d étoile I (1994)
Trouble of evidence I (1993)
The Forthcoming Issue I (1991)
Ajma ou "Le plaisir du geste" (1990)

Pierrot Ensemble (fl, cl, vln, vlc, piano)


Pierrot cruel for voice and ensemble (2014)

Instrument and Electronics


Echoes of Crossing Edges pour Erhu solo et 10 instruments (2014)
Pierrot Cruel pour mezzo, flûte, clarinette basse sib, violoncelle et piano (2014)
Passio secundum Lucam (2008)

Large Ensemble (20 - 35 instruments)


Ayl (2012)

Symphony Orchestra


Spazio dei sospiri (2011)
Les Levants de Tiwanaku (2008)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Echoes of Crossing Edges pour Erhu solo et 10 instruments (2014)
Pierrot Cruel pour mezzo, flûte, clarinette basse sib, violoncelle et piano (2014)
Pierrot cruel for voice and ensemble (2014)
Désirs de Lune (2010)
Suoni delicati (2010)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


La Terre Sans Mal (2010)
Belles (2004)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Real Time Electronics


Passio secundum Lucam (2008)

Voices and Instruments


Un Ciel Fait d herbes (I) (1990)
"v..." (2008)
...l'aimer... (1995)
A Butterfly's Dream pour piano et orchestre (2016)
A Flower s Dream (2010)
Ajma ou "Le plaisir du geste" (1990)
Ayl (2012)
Belles (2004)
Canto a due (2007)
Ce que raconte la ligne (Liber Amicorum n°1 pour piano solo (2014)
Ciel Fait d'herbes (1990)
Courbes d étoile I (1994)
Courbes d'étoiles II (1996)
Courbes d'étoiles III (2001)
Courbes d'étoiles V (2003)
Courbes d'étoiles VI (2012)
Désirs de Lune (2010)
Echoes of Crossing Edges pour Erhu solo et 10 instruments (2014)
Heavy Funk ! (2011)
Japanese E-mail 1 - To : Dai Fujikura pour piano solo (2015)
Japanese E-mail 2 - To : Sachiko Nomura pour piano solo (2015)
Japanese e-mail 3 - To : Toshio Hosokawa pour piano solo (2017)
La belle Maud (1995)
La Terre Sans Mal (2010)
Las Lagrimas de un angel - Quatuor à cordes no. 3 (2007)
Le songe troublé de l'orchidée (1994)
Les Levants de Tiwanaku (2008)
Les Ruptures d Icare L. (1993)
Les sons caressants du soir... for solo piano (2019)
Mensagem ao mar (2009)
Miniature d ombre (1995)
Miniature de lumière (2008)
Noema for saxophone and chamber orchestra (2019)
O Loli's dream (2006)
Passio secundum Lucam (2008)
Pensée Dédiée à Jean-Pierre Rousseau (2014)
Pierrot cruel for voice and ensemble (2014)
Pierrot Cruel pour mezzo, flûte, clarinette basse sib, violoncelle et piano (2014)
Play time (2011)
Sa parure, sa chevelure flottante pour violon et piano (2018)
Saveurs de Ciel pour piano solo (2017)
Spazio dei sospiri (2011)
Suoni delicati (2010)
The Forthcoming Issue I (1991)
Trouble of evidence I (1993)
Un Ciel Fait d herbes (I) (1990)
Vertical Study (2008)
Zap's init (2008)