Rendezvous: Philippe Leroux I, June 18  l  Philippe Leroux II, June 19

Philippe Leroux began his studies at the Paris Conservatory (Cnsmdp) in 1978, in the classes of Ivo Malec, Claude Ballif, Pierre Schaeffer, and Guy Reibel. During this time, he also studied under Olivier Messiaen, Franco Donatoni, Betsy Jolas, Jean-Claude Eloy, and Iannis Xenakis. From 1993 to 1995, he was a resident at the Villa Médicis in Rome.

Philippe Leroux © Pierre Raimbault

Philippe Leroux © Pierre Raimbault

Philippe Leroux has written nearly 70 symphonic, acoustic, vocal, electronic, and chamber music works. A regular at IRCAM, his major collaborations with the institute include Voi(rex) (2003) and Apocalypsis (2006).

From 2001 to 2006, he was also a professor at the University of McGill in Montreal through the Langlois Foundation. He has published numerous articles about contemporary music and has been invited to give conferences and classes on composition in several countries.

Ignoring neither humor nor emotion, Philippe Leroux cultivates an aesthetic made of movements and processes of evolution, using systems based on the evolution of polyrhythmic, plyometric series – giving his music the feeling of rhythmic freedom, like speech. For the rest, Philippe Leroux has never hidden his interest in poetry and theater, sometimes overlooking meaning in favor of the musicality of the text, which he exploits its raw expressiveness.

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