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Insyriated-Suite

Music for ensemble, 2018

Duration: 13′, for piano et string ensemble.
1. Ouverture: vivre là – 2. Souvenirs, oubli – 3. After (after Feldman) – 4. Pot pourri: encore un matin…

Khorram ân ruz

With voice, 2018

Duration: 7′, for mezzo-soprano, ensemble (fl, cl, perc, pno, trio) and electronics.
Commissioned by Centre Henri Pousseur.

Sufi Letter: ‘Ain (Now)

Music for ensemble, 2018

Duration: 9’30, for ensemble (fl, cl, perc, pno, trio) and electronics.

Sufi Letter: Fà’ (Rumors)

Orchestral music, 2018

Duration: 15′, 3, 3, 3, 3/4, 3, 3/2, pno/strings
Commissioned by the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse. Premiered on april 27, 2018, at “la Filature” (Mulhouse, France), by the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, conducted by David Reiland.

Feuillets d’Arménie

Piano, 2017

Duration 15′, for piano
With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Direction générale de la Culture, Service de la Musique
Tête de Turc! – Désert de sang – Mille miliers de noms effacés – Ce qu’a vu Komitas
Premiered by Laurence Mekhitarian on 26 April 2017 at Yerevan (Armenia)

InSyriated

Movie soundtrack, 2017

Film by Philippe Van Leeuw. Magritte 2018 for the best original soundtrack.
More information here

Lust auf Sehnsucht (mit Schubert Wandern)

With voice, 2017

Duration: 20 minutes, for mezzo-soprano and string quartet
Erster Verlust – Dass sie hier gewesen – Gretchen am Spinnrade – Du bist die Ruh – Abendstern – Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt – Wandrers Nachtlie

Citations et vers de plume

Chamber music, 2016

Detachable aphorisms with versatile instrumental geometry
(… tout brûle dans l’heure fauve…) (Mallarmé): fl, ob, cl, pno, string trio and improviser ad lib., 2’30
(… car tu fis de mon âme une feuille qui tremble…) (Valéry): violin and piano, 4′
(… le soir meurt aussi, mes sœurs…) (Maeterlinck) Exploration au bourdon: fl, cl, perc, pno, string trio, 6′
(… un désir furieux de panteler sur des coussins de chair…) (Huysmans): fl, ob, Bcl, pno, string trio, 3’30
(… je suis en toi le secret changement…) (Valéry): fl, eh, cl, string trio, 5′

Le Voyeur Myope

With voice, 2015

for voice and keyboards, on Tom Gutt’s texts (work in progress)

Saisons chaudes : printemps – été – enfer

With voice, 2015

for three sopranos, two tenors, two percussions and two keyboards
– 1. printemps (text by Vladimir Nabokov), 10′; written with the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Direction générale de la Culture, Service de la Musique
– 2. été (text by Julio Cortázar) (work in progress)
– 3. enfer (text by Albert Cohen) (work in progress)

Sufi Letter: M(ìm) (Les yeux ouverts)

Music for ensemble, 2015

Duration: 10′, for 14 instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, bassoon, percussion, harp, piano, string quintet) and electronics.
Commissionned by the Centre Henry Pousseu. Sufi Letter: M(ìm) (The eyes open) has been permiered on January 18th, 2015, at Flagey (Brussels) by the Musiques Nouvelles ensemble and the Centre Henri Pousseur (Jean-Marc Sullon) conducted by Jean-Paul Dessy.

The Wave

Orchestral music, 2015

Duration: 8′; for large ensemble (fl, ob, 2 cl, 2 sx – hn, trpt, trb, tb – 3 perc., pno, el. guit, bs. guit, 3 sop., acc., 3 vlns, 3 altos, 3 cellos et ctb).
Commissionned by Manège.Mons for ECO (European Contemporary Orchestra). The Wave has been premiered on March 17th, 2015, in Mons (Belgium), by ECO conducted by Jean-Paul Dessy.

Disobedience

Chamber music, 2014

Duration 4’35”, for flute, clarinet, el-guitar, el-bass, drums and keyboard
To Robert Fripp. Order of Ictus Ensemble for “This is not a pop song”.

Dolcissimo

Chamber music, 2014

Duration: 5′, for quartet of trombones
Dolcissimo has been premiered in Liège by Open Slide Quartet on April 24th, 2014.
With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Direction générale de la Culture, Service de la Musique

Les cigognes

With voice, 2014

Un poème du Pierrot Lunaire d’Albert Giraud qu’Arnold Schönberg ne mit pas en musique.
Duration: 2′, for mezzo-soprano and five instruments (alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano)
Commissioned by Ars Musica 2014. World premiere: Pauline Claes and Musiques Nouvelles (cond.: Jean-Paul Dessy) at festival Ars Musica, 2014 November 30th

Sufi Letter: H(à’)2 (Pour déjouer la nuit)

Music for ensemble, 2014

Duration: 10′, for english horn and 10 instruments (flute, clarinet, bassoon, piano, percussion and string quintet)
Commissionned by Musiques Nouvelles

Sufi Letter: H(à’) (Tombeau de Jonathan Harvey)

Chamber music, 2013

Duration: 15′, for oboe, harp, piano and string trio
Commissioned by festival Ars Musica 2013. Sufi Letter: H(à’) (Tombeau de Jonatan Harvey) has been commissioned by Ars Musica 2013. It is dedicated to Tarquin Billiet.

Trois chansons

With voice, 2013

Duration: 10′, for male voice and piano
I. [De face], lyrics by Werner Lambersy – II. [Haleurs de nuits], lyrics by Ludovic Janvier – III. Pollenlyrics by Régine Detambel. Trois chansons has been premiered on June 21st, 2013, by Anthony Sourdeau (voice) et Céline Lory (piano).

Trois chants pour mieux voir…

Chamber music, 2013

Duration: 25′, for cello and prepared piano
[Three songs for a better view…] … par en-dessous  – … derrière le mur – … en dedans. … from below (To Emilie Girard-Charest and Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven) – … behind the wall – … inside (To Sara Picavet and Benjamin Glorieux)

Trois petites conciliations

Chamber music, 2013

Duration: 7′, for free instrumental formation. Petite conciliation nº1: for two instrumental lines – petite conciliation nº2: for three instrumental lines – petite conciliation nº3: for four instrumental lines.
Petites conciliations nº 1 et 2 has been premiered on October 20th, 2013, in Théâtre du Parc (Brussels), by Kristien Ceuppens (oboe and english horn), Emre Gültekin (saz), Yassir Bousselam (cello) and Jean-Luc Fafchamps (piano)

Beth/Veth

Piano, 2012

Duration: 50′, for piano, percussion et electonics (1 player)
With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Direction générale de la Culture, Service de la Musique
To Stephane Ginsburgh

Ex abrupto

Music for ensemble, 2012

Duration: 50″, for ensemble (flute, clarinette, horn, trumpet, trombone, 3 percussions, electric guitar, piano, string quintet)
Commissionned by Musiques Nouvelles for his 50th birthday

Sufi Letter: Kh(à’) (Skif)

Chamber music, 2012

Duration: 17′, for string quartet and electronics
Commissioned by Transit Festival (Leuven), with the support of French-speaking Community of Belgium – department of classical music

Sufi Letter: W(àw) (Dome)

Music for ensemble, 2012

Duration: 12′, for reed quintet and string quartet

Cerdis Zerom

With voice, 2011

Duration: 6′, sonnet in unknown language (Marc Papillon de Lasphrise), for soprano, clarinet and cello
Commissioned by Ars Musica 2011

Exploration au bourdon

Music for ensemble, 2011

Duration: 6′, for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano et string trio
Commisionned by Spectra ensemble for Maeterlinck 100

In 2011, every 4”…

Percussion, 2011

Duration: 9′, for 1 instrument player
Commissioned by Musiques Nouvelles for Ars Musica 2011

Rap and Tap

Piano, 2011

Duration: 5′
Commissioned by Midis-Minimes for their 25th birthday

Sufi Letter: R(à’)

Orchestral music, 2011

Duration: 20′
Commissionned by Orchestre National de Belgique – for his 75th birthday – and Bozart.

Wooden Mind

Chamber music, 2011

Duration: 22′, for 7 timbilas of Mozambique
Commissioned by the Drumming ensemble, with the support of the Ministry of French Community, Belgium – department of Classical Music

Erased Message

Miscellaneous, 2010

Duration: 6′. Transcription of Message in a Bottle (The Police, Sting) for ensemble (soprano, baryton, clarinet, saxophone, horn, trombone, 2 percussions, electric guitar, keyboard and string quintet)
Commissionned by Musiques Nouvelles
Erased Message has been premiered by the Kinky Pinky Orchestra (cond. Jean-Paul Dessy) in March 16, 2010 (Ars Musica, Grand Théâtre, Mons)

Sufi Letter: L(àm)

Orchestral music, 2010

Duration: 8-14′, for orchestra
Commissioned by the Liège Royal Philharmonic for their 50st birthday. To Estelle Marin.

Sufi Letter: S2(Thà’) (Ryegrass)

Music for ensemble, 2010

Duration: 13′, for ensemble (flute, clarinet, oboe, trombone, percussion, piano, string quintet) and electronics
Commissioned by the Centre de Recherches et de Formation Musicales, made in his studio in Liège (Belgium)

Sufi Letter: Y(à) (Species of spaces)

Music for ensemble, 2010

Duration: 14′, for ensemble : flute, clarinet, oboe, percussion, piano and string trio
Commissioned by Ars Musica

Back to the sound

Piano, 2009

Duration: 7′
Commissioned by the Queen Elizabeth international Music Competition of Belgium as the compulsory work for the semi-finals 2010

  •  Back to the sound

Nuages vus du ciel

Chamber music, 2009

Duration: 6′, for string trio and keyboard (piano, celesta or digital piano)
With the support of the Ministry of French Community, Belgium – department of Classical Music. To Séverine Ballon.

Street Music for plugged viola

Chamber music, 2009

Duration: 20-40′, for viola and electronics
To Vincent Royer

Sufi Letter : Sh(ìn) (Pour moi, dans le silence…)

Music for ensemble, 2009

Duration: 14′, for ensemble : flute, clarinet, percussion, piano and string trio
Commissioned by the Spectra ensemble

Back to the pulse

Piano, 2008

Duration: 11′
Commissioned by Ars Musica 2008
To Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven

Sufi Letter: Z3(Dhàl) (Walls)

Chamber music, 2007

Duration: 11′, for trombone and electronics
Commissioned by Ars Musica in cooperation with the CRFMW. To Alain Pire.

Sufi Letter: A(lif)

Orchestral music, 2006

Duration: 14′, for ensemble and orchestra
Commissioned by Bozar and Ars Musica, with the support of the Ministry of French Community, Belgium – department of Classical Music

Sufi Letter: K(àf)

Orchestral music, 2006

Duration: 12′
Commissioned by Bozar and Ars Musica, with the support of the Ministry of French Community, Belgium – department of Classical Music. In memoriam Eva Lafontaine.

Sufi Letter: Z2(Dàd) (Tiny hurricane)

Music for ensemble, 2006

Duration: 7′, for oboe and 9 instruments : flute, clarinet, percussion, piano and string quintet
Commissioned by Bozar and Ars Musica, with the support of the Ministry of French Community, Belgium – department of Classical Music

  •  Z2 (Van Bockstal+Ictus)

Décalcomanie de Reich et Ligeti (avec Piazzolla en surimpression)

Chamber music, 2005

Duration: 7′, for alto saxophone and piano
Commissioned by the Adolphe Sax Society for the Saxophone Competition in Dinant, Belgium, as the compulsory work for their semi-finals 2006
To Philippe Leblanc

Sufi Letter: T(à’)bis

Music for ensemble, 2005

Duration: 15′, for trumpet, horn, trombone, percussions, piano, synthesizer and strings (5-4-3-2-1)

Pictogrammes

Chamber music, 2004

Variable duration, didactic pieces of free instrumentation
(rewind) – (nuage très gris) – (exit) – …

Sufi Letter: Gh(ain)

Music for ensemble, 2004

Duration: 20′, for ensemble : flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, horn, trombone, 2 percussions and string quintet
Commissioned by Musiques Nouvelles

Les désordres de Herr Zœbius

Chamber music, 2003

Duration: 30′, for string quartet
Inselbergs de Goundam – Une matrice booléenne pour le docteur Atlan – Les étranges attracteurs du professeur Baumol – Chant magnétique
Commissioned by the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, with the support of the Ministry of French Community, Belgium – department of Classical Music

  •  Inselberg de Goundam (Danel Quartet)
  •  Matrice boléenne pour le docteur Atlan (Danel Quartet)
  •  Les étranges attracteurs du professeur Baumol (Danel Quartet)
  •  Chant magnétique (Danel Quartet)

Remix

Music for ensemble, 2003

Duration: 4-10′, for ensemble : flute, piccolo, oboe, clarinet, contrabassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussions, piano and strings (2-2-2-2-1).
Commissioned by Musiques Nouvelles. If needed, please ask an english translation of the user’s note.

Sufi Letter: Z1(Zà’) (Undertows)

Chamber music, 2003

Duration: 13′, for viola, piano and electronics
With the support of the Ministry of French Community, Belgium – department of Classical Music, and the CRFMW

  •  Z1 (Royer+Collard-Neven+CRFMW)

Fragments de Vaisseaux

With voice, 2002

Duration: 21′, for voice, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion, electric guitar and bass
Text excerpts by William Cliff
Commissioned by the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, with the support of the Ministry of French Community, Belgium – department of Classical Music

Sufi Letter: D(àl)

Music for ensemble, 2002

Duration: 12′, for clarinet, percussions, piano and string trio (conductor ad lib)
Commissioned by the United Instruments of Lucilin (Luxembourg)

Sufi Letter: T(à’)

Music for ensemble, 2001

Duration: 15′, for trumpet, horn, trombone, strings (5-4-3-2-1) and 3 midi instruments
Commissioned by Art Zoyd and Musiques Nouvelles

Contre Mithra

With voice, 2000

Duration: 9′, for voice (alto), viola, percussions and piano
Commissioned by the Q-O2 ensemble

Puisque le retour…

With voice, 2000

Duration: 10′, for soprano, viola, cello and contrabass
Texts by Etienne Leclercq. Commissioned by the Bureau des Arts.

Sufi Letter: S(ìn)

Music for ensemble, 2000

Duration: 11′, for oboe, 2 clarinets, percussion, piano and string trio.
Commissioned by Musiques Nouvelles and festival Présences (Paris).

Ainsi une courbe…

Music for ensemble, 1999

Duration: 12′, for violin and strings (4-4-3-2-1)

Epitaphes

With voice, 1999

Duration: 12′, for voice and piano
Texts by Margarete Jennes
Stèles – Arbou-Sharu – Vénérius – Britt – Eudes – Recueillement

  •  Venerius
  •  Britt
  •  Eudes

A garden

Chamber music, 1998

Duration: 18′, for wind quintet
Ground – Lili Marlene – Huitzilopochtli – Chrysanthemum Aradjanii – Microcosmos
Commissioned by Ictus

  •  A garden: Haradjani-Microcosmos (4+5)

Back to the voice

Piano, 1998

Duration: 14′

  •  Back to the voice

Bryce

Chamber music, 1998

Duration: 13′, for clarinet quintet (clarinet and string quartet)
Commissioned by the Oxalys ensemble, with the support of the Ministry of French Community, Belgium – department of Classical Music

  •  Bryce, JM Charlier+Danel string quartet

Eidophonia

Music for ensemble, 1998

Duration: 13′, film music for Henri Storck’s Sur les bords de la caméra, for oboe, piano, percussions and string quintet
Commissioned by the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, and the Médiathèque de Belgique

Melencholia Si…

Two pianos and percussion, 1998

Duration: 40′
Particules du jour – Umherliegende Objecten – …in un instante ridivenute nebbia… – Cast a cold eye…

  •  Particules du jour
  •  Cast a cold eye

Neurosuite

Chamber music, 1998

Duration: 12′, for piano trio (violin, cello and piano)
Sala d’attesa ed Arance – Accorgimenti contro la notte – Incoronazione, elettrochoc

Comment une courbe…

Music for ensemble, 1996

Duration: 12′, for violin and strings (4-4-3-3-2)
Commissioned by the Arthur Grumiaux Foundation, with the support of the Ministry of French Community, Belgium – department of Classical Music

Insomnia

Chamber music, 1996

Duration: 10′, for violin and cello

Deux jeux à trois

Miscellaneous, 1995

Duration: 7′
Two ludic movements for string trio intended for the children
Pas d’accord! – Un gouffre aux canons

Der Einsame

With voice, 1992

Duration: 9′, for voice solo
Text by R-M Rilke. To Martine Kivits.

Quatuor pour deux pianos

Two pianos, 1992

Duration: 17′, for 2 pianos 8 hands
Points – Méandres – Rouages – Circuits – Runes

Attrition

Chamber music, 1991

Duration: 17′, for string octet (double quartet)
To Isabelle Lamouline

Souffle

With voice, 1990

Duration: 10′, for soprano, viola and 2 harmoniums

Dynamiques

Two pianos, 1989

Duration: 23′, for 2 pianos 4 hands
Expansion-Divergence-Effacement
To Laurence Cornez

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11/06/2019 20:15... : “Luft auf Sehnsucht” at Flagey

Albane Carrère (mezzo-soprano), Alfama string quartet;
Lust auf Sehnsucht (mit Schubert Wandern), for mezzo-soprano and string quartet;7 lieder;
Release of the Album Still Schubert (with Der Tod und das Mädchen);
Flagey (studio 1), Brussels, Belgium

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