Martin Loridan

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Martin Loridan is an internationally established composer and Professor of contemporary music at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels.

His works are regularly performed in Europe and beyond by internationally renowned performers such as Claude Delangle, Rohan de Saram, the Arditti Quartet, the ensembles Klangforum Wien, Fractales, Mise-en, Accroche note. His work has been awarded prestigious international prizes, such as the Reinl Foundation Prize (Vienna), the André Jolivet Prize (Paris), the Vareler Prize (Berlin).

He graduated from the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (CNSM) where he obtained four prizes in harmony, counterpoint, fugue and forms, and 20th/21st-century composition. He is currently completing a PhD at the University of Leeds, UK, thanks to prestigious academic grants and awards such as the Stanley Burton Research Scholarship and the Leeds Doctoral Scholarship. He is also the recipient of the Art Research Fund (Fonds de la recherche en Arts FRArt) by the National Fund for Scientific Research, Belgium (FNRS).

His doctoral research is an investigation into air and breath (‘souffle’) as a composition material. His research has led him to the study of traditional music (Villa Salammbô residence with the support of the French Institute in Tunis) and the development of new instrumental hybridizations: extended pedal system renewing the possibilities of the piano; works for the Naylute, a new hybrid instrument between the Arabic Nay and the Western flute; application of electric guitar pedalboards systems to other instruments such as the accordion. In these different contexts, he could develop the main axes of his research: the 'tactility' of breath (souffle) and its double human and instrumental resonance; the porosity of air (as a sound material) and its development within orchestral forces and electronic expansions in amplified works.

His scores are published by BabelScores.
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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Instrumental Music


Un eco di soffio For Two Cellos (2019)
Un Eco di Soffio II Clarinet and piano resonance (2019)
Souffles enlacés Pour Nay (et Naylute) (2019)
Concerto Pour Piano et Ensemble Piano and ensemble (12 players) (2019)
Hólo(s) For ensemble (9 players) (2018)
Circle(s) For Amplified Cello (2018)
Cinq Figures Errantes For Piano (amplified) (2017)
Stac'aToy For Toy piano ensemble (6-10 players) (2017)
...Jusqu'à l'afflux... for Clarinet and String trio (2016)
Spectres d'ombre For Piano trio (2016)
Resonating Gestures For Piano (amplified) (2015)
Whispering Spaces For Piano trio (amplified) (2015)
Trois Pièces pour Contrebasse Solo Double Bass (2014)
3 Pièces pour Quatuor à Cordes String Quartet (2014)
2 Pieces for Solo Cello Solo Cello (2013)
Fugitive Lines Solo Viola (2013)
Trio pour clarinette, alto et piano (2012)

Solo Instrument


Un Eco di Soffio II Clarinet and piano resonance (2019)
Souffles enlacés Pour Nay (et Naylute) (2019)
Circle(s) For Amplified Cello (2018)
Cinq Figures Errantes For Piano (amplified) (2017)
Resonating Gestures For Piano (amplified) (2015)
Trois Pièces pour Contrebasse Solo Double Bass (2014)
2 Pieces for Solo Cello Solo Cello (2013)
Fugitive Lines Solo Viola (2013)

Concerto


Concerto Pour Piano et Ensemble Piano and ensemble (12 players) (2019)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Hólo(s) For ensemble (9 players) (2018)
Stac'aToy For Toy piano ensemble (6-10 players) (2017)
Ātma(n) For ensemble (6 players) (2017)
Breath/Rebreath Chamber ensemble (5 players) (2014)
Brumes, espace, temps... Homage to Grisey - For Ensemble (8 players) (2010)

Mixed Ensemble


Ātma(n) For ensemble (6 players) (2017)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


...Jusqu'à l'afflux... for Clarinet and String trio (2016)
Spectres d'ombre For Piano trio (2016)
String Quartet n°3 Estovest Festival Commission (2016)
Whispering Spaces For Piano trio (amplified) (2015)
3 Pièces pour Quatuor à Cordes String Quartet (2014)
Trio pour clarinette, alto et piano (2012)
Introduction et allegro pour quatuor à cordes Hommage à Ravel (2009)

String Quartet


String Quartet n°3 Estovest Festival Commission (2016)
3 Pièces pour Quatuor à Cordes String Quartet (2014)
Introduction et allegro pour quatuor à cordes Hommage à Ravel (2009)

Solo Voice and Accompaniment


...Chimères... Improvisation sur René Char (2015)
Souffle, Esquisse. Chant pour un équinoxe Soprano et instruments - d’après Saint-John Perse (2015)
Circle(s) For Amplified Cello (2018)
Concerto Pour Piano et Ensemble Piano and ensemble (12 players) (2019)
String Quartet n°3 Estovest Festival Commission (2016)
Un eco di soffio For Two Cellos (2019)
...Chimères... Improvisation sur René Char (2015)
...Jusqu'à l'afflux... for Clarinet and String trio (2016)
2 Pieces for Solo Cello Solo Cello (2013)
3 Pièces pour Quatuor à Cordes String Quartet (2014)
Ātma(n) For ensemble (6 players) (2017)
Breath/Rebreath Chamber ensemble (5 players) (2014)
Brumes, espace, temps... Homage to Grisey - For Ensemble (8 players) (2010)
Cinq Figures Errantes For Piano (amplified) (2017)
Fugitive Lines Solo Viola (2013)
Hólo(s) For ensemble (9 players) (2018)
Introduction et allegro pour quatuor à cordes Hommage à Ravel (2009)
Resonating Gestures For Piano (amplified) (2015)
Souffle, Esquisse. Chant pour un équinoxe Soprano et instruments - d’après Saint-John Perse (2015)
Souffles enlacés Pour Nay (et Naylute) (2019)
Spectres d'ombre For Piano trio (2016)
Stac'aToy For Toy piano ensemble (6-10 players) (2017)
Trio pour clarinette, alto et piano (2012)
Trois Pièces pour Contrebasse Solo Double Bass (2014)
Un Eco di Soffio II Clarinet and piano resonance (2019)
Whispering Spaces For Piano trio (amplified) (2015)