Theater music

Noparosso (1985) 12'
for tenor and two pianos

L’éclat du cerisier (2009) 20'
(EN: The brightness of the cherry tree) 
for spoken voice (in English or Korean), Changgo and Daegum (Korean instruments)

Le couronnement de Popée (2001) 60'
(EN: The coronation of Poppea)
arrangement of Claudio Montéverdi's opera for the Kunst Festival des Arts

La Forêt, le Désert, l’Argent (2014-2019) 150'
(EN: The Forest, the Desert, the Money) 
for actors, actresses, two mezzo-soprano, two tenors, baritone, bass and a set of 9 musicians and electronics

Der unbekannte soldat (2017) 35'
(EN: The unknown Soldier)
for mezzo soprano and orchestra

 

Music for solo instruments

Piano 

Pièce pour piano n° 1 (1984) 

East Acton By O-TO-KAR (1989)

La Fresque généreuse de la Fontaine aux imprévus  (2007) 
(EN: The generous Fresco of the Fountain of the Inexpected)

L’ombre de la nuit (2008)
(EN: The shadow of the night)

10 Crocus (2009) 

Gayaguem au piano (2013) 
(EN: Gayaguem at the piano)

 

Violin 

25 pièces curieuses pour violon solo avec sourdine (2000 - 2010) 
(EN: 25 curious pieces for violin solo with mute)

Sonates Wölfli (2010)
work on the scores of Adolf Wölfli, for more info click here!

Compositions crues et froides pour des expositions sonores (2011)
(EN: Raw and cold compositions for sound exhibitions)

 

Alto 

Le dé n’est pas carré (2011)
(EN: The die is not square) 

Oracle de papier (2011)
(EN: Paper Oracle)

 

Cello 

L’axe du trio  (1986) 20' 
(EN: The axis of the trio)

For unaccompagnied violoncello (2009) 15 '

Le cygne (2010) 3 ' 
(EN: The Swan)

10 miniatures (2011) 15 '

Le cil de papier (2014) 5'20'' 
(EN: The paper eyelash) 

Perspective

(Perspective) (2017) 7'20 ''  

 

Clarinet 

Una nota (1988)

Voyageur II (2014)   
Traveler II

 

Clarinet or soprano saxophone 

Back to Normal (1991-2004)

Prélude et fugue (2009) 
(EN: Prelude and Fugue)

Suite de sons (2003) 
(EN: Suite of sounds) 

La transfiguration inattendue du thème triste de la fin du Septuor pour huit instruments (2017)   
(EN: The unexpected transfiguration of the sad theme of the end of the "Septet for eight instruments") 

 

Soprano Voice 

Chanson pour Marianne (2007) 

Le vent souffle à faire trembler la terre (2010)
(EN: The wind is blowing to shake the earth) 
on a Korean poem 

 

Harpsichord

Prélude et fugue - la direction du soleil (2009) 
(EN: Prelude and fugue - the direction of the sun)

 

Electric bass 

Chanson cubique (2015)   
(EN: Cubic song)

 

Chamber music

Duo 

1000 ans de la vie d’un oiseau (2010)
(EN: 1000 years of the life of a bird)
on a text by Ernst Moerman
Versions:
* voice and percussion
* voice and violin
* voice and piano
* violin and viola 

Le cil de papier (2011)
(EN: The paper eyelash)
Versions:
* clarinet and piano
* violin and piano 

Duo à cordes (2014) 
(EN: String Duet) 
for violin and viola   

 

Trio 

Altalena (2002)
for trombone, violin and piano 

L’éclat du cericier (2009)
(EN: The brilliance of the cherry tree)
for non-sung comedian, Daegum and Puk 

La rivière non loin de là (2012)
(EN: The river not far from there)
for piano, clarinet and violin 

En garde moussaillon! (2015) 
(EN: En guarde, little sailor!) 
for 2 violins and piano   

 

Quartet 

Matches Quartet (2005)
for four matchbox players to shake, matches to be lit and stretched by blowing 

Thalès (2013)
for 2 trumpets with mute, piano and electric bass   

 

Quintet 

1000 ans de la vie d’un oiseau (2010)
(EN: 1000 years of the life of a bird)
for bass voice, piano, cello, clarinet, and percussion 

Ivresse de Lune (2014)
(EN: Drunken Moon)
for mezzo-soprano, flute, piano, violin, cello 

Mag 250 (1990)
for two sopranos, mezzo, tenor, bass   

 

Septet 

Septuor pour huit instruments (1986)
(EN: Septet for eight instruments)
for bassoon, violin, flutes, clarinets, alto saxophone, tenor tuba, piano and percussion 

Rumorinatura (2018)
for violin with nails, flute, violin, horn, trombone, cello and percussion                                                       

 


Music for ensemble

L’Art de la Fugue (1988)
(EN: The Art of Fugue) 
inspired by the last unfinished fugue of JS Bach for soprano, string quartet, flute, clarinets, alto saxophone, trombone, piano, harpsichord and percussion

12 violons, contrebasse et percussions (1989)
(EN: 12 violins, double bass and percussion)
for 12 violins, double bass, timpani and triangle

Fanfare et Labyrinthe (1989)
(EN: Fanfare and Labyrinth)
for large wind band

Cavitri (2000)
for woman's voice and undetermined set '

Oracle de papier, de me sentir plus léger (2011) 
(EN: Oracle's paper, to feel lighter) 
Versions
* for 15 players of tissue paper and man's voice
* for 4 players of tissue paper and man's voice 

Doux comme le hautbois, vert comme les prairies (2012)
(EN: Sweet as oboe, green like meadows)
Alto flute, bass flute, horn in F, trumpet, trombone, celesta, percussion, guitar, 2 violins, viola, cello, basso

L’Harfang des Neiges (2013) 
(EN: The Snowy Owl)
for flute, clarinet, 2 pianos, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass, and percussion  

Cities of diversities (2016)
commissioned by BOZAR MUSIC as part of the "Singing Brussels" festival for a cappella vocal piece for 8 mixed-voice soloists and 18 international amateur choirs VIDEO

RRRR  (2011-2019) - not completed
for 12 performers, poured water, cracked wood, resonant metal and crumpled paper  

 

Open forms

Sol la (1991)
theme on two notes to arrange freely

Bloc I (1991) 1'
for an indefinite number of interpreters

Le chant des femmes (1991) 7'
(EN: The song of women)
for a set with free instrumentation and number of instruments undefined

Fanfare et Labyrinthe (2011)
(EN: Fanfare and Labyrinth) 
for a set with free instrumentation and number of instruments undefined

Les sons des pas dans la neige au milieu des pins (2014)
(EN: Sounds of footsteps in the snow among pines) 
for two interpreters and a multitude of instruments to choose

Short Bells Symphony (2014) 12'
(EN: Short Bells Symphony)
for a dozen cyclists, bicycles and bicycle tones

Terrain de footbal (2015)
(EN: Soccer field)
for an undefined set of instrument groups from the same family

Les éléments d’Euclide (2015)
(EN: The elements of Euclid) 
for resonant metals (voice gates) and haiku-shaped texts at least 5 instrumentalists with or without prior artistic knowledge

Résonances (2016)
(EN: Resonances) 
for resonant irons suspended by wires and struck by other metallic or wood objects, of fine papers

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