Martin Loridan

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Martin Loridan Biography

Martin Loridan is a French composer. He graduated from the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (Paris Conservatory - CNSMDP) where he obtained 4 'premier prix'. He has studied with Daniel D'Adamo, Beat Furrer, Alain Mabit, Wolfgang Rihm. Thierry Escaich. His work includes chamber, orchestral, solo and vocal music.
His current work is based on numerous influences and of an extended study of most relevant occidental musical languages. His research addresses the relationship to gesture, questioning the role of breath, air and resonance, developing these phenomena as a full compositional material. Through the full integration of these - often uncontrolled - elements, he creates a proper musical language, challenging the very definition of sound, questioning what precedes it, what characterises it, but also what follows it…
His works have been performed by prestigious orchestra and ensemble such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Senzoku Gakuen New Philharmonic Orchestra (Tokyo), the Arditti Quartet, l’Instant Donné, Accroche Note, ECCE, Quatuor Tana, Cepromusic, Lucilin, Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, Soundinitiative, Ensemble Xenia, ensemble Mise-en, Klangforum Wien.
They have been performed in Munich (Gasteig Philharmonie, Reaktorhalle), London (Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama), New York (Symphony Space, Stony Brook University), Pittsburgh (Heinz Hall), Graz (IMPULS festival), Mexico city (International Forum of New Music “Manuel Enriquez'), Paris (Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse, Palais de Béhague, Cathédrale Saint Louis des Invalides...), Tokyo (Senzoku Gakuen Maeda Hall), Berlin (BKA theater) and through Europe, America, Asia, Australia. They have been conducted by Edwin Roxburgh, Ulrich Nicolai, Zsolt Nagy, Jesus Medina, Manfred Honeck, Eduardo Leandro, and performed by renowned soloists such as Claude Delangle or Michel Supera.
He has achieved distinction in several composition competitions, such as the Rachmaninov competition (Darmstadt), the Vareler composition prize (Berlin), the Franz Josef-Reinl prize (Vienne), the Ecce composition competition (New York), the EstOvest composition competition (Turin) the Sorodha composition competition (Antwerp). His current projects include the composition of a work for large orchestral ensemble, and several pieces for solo instruments and chamber ensembles.
He teaches composition since 2010. His music is published at BabelScores

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