Search Pytheas   use Pytheas SiteSearch   need help searching?  

Philippe Hurel (1955-    )

Philippe Hurel, composer French composer Philippe Hurel's works that have been performed throughout Europe and elsewhere. Hurel studied musicology at the Université de Toulouse from 1974-79 and composition with Betsy Jolas and Ivo Malec at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris from 1980-83. He also had private studies in musical computer science with Tristan Murail in Paris in 1983. His honors include the Pensionnaire à la Villa Médicis à Rome (1986-88), the Förderpreis der Siemens-Stiftung in Munich 1995, for Six miniatures en trompe l'œil, the Prix des Compositeurs from SACEM (2002), and the Prix de la Meilleure Création de l'Année from SACEM 2003, for Aura. Hurel is also active in other positions. He worked as a music researcher at IRCAM in 1985-86 and 1988-89. He taught composition at IRCAM from 1997-2001. He also served as composer-in-residence to both the Arsenal de Metz and the Philharmonie de Lorraine from 2000-02. With Pierre André Valade he founded the new music ensemble Court-circuit in 1990 and has since served as its artistic director. His music has been performed by numerous orchestras and ensembles, and by conductors such as by Pierre Boulez, David Robertson, Ludovic Morlot, Tito Ceccherini, Jonathan Nott, Esa Pekka Salonen, Kent Nagano, Pierre-André Valade, François Xavier Roth, Christian Eggen, Lorraine Vaillancourt, Reinbert de Leeuw, Bernard Kontarsky.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Hurel Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
[under construction]



WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Hurel Links     ~ top of page ~
Dramatic/Theater
La célébration des invisibles, melodrama, chorus & 6 perc (1992) [text: P. Raymond-Thimonga; shadow theatre: M. Rosenmann]
Espèces d'espaces, soprano, actor and ensemble (2011)

Orchestra
Trames, 11 strings (1982)
Memento pour Marc, orchestra (1982-83)
Diamants imaginaires, diamant lunaire, small orchestra (1984-85)
Pour l'image, small orchestra (1986-87)
Mémoire vive, orchestra (1988-89)
Première Improvisation (à Raphaële), orchestra (1990) [educational]
Six miniatures en trompe l'œil, small orchestra (1990-91)
Deuxième Improvisation (à Thibault), small orchestra (1991) [educational]
Flash-Back, orchestra (1997-98)
Trois études mécaniques, small orchestra (2003-04)
Tour à tour, orchestra (2008)
Praeludium, orchestra (2010)
Tour à tour III, orchestra (2011)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Quatre Variations, vibraphone and small orchestra (1999-2000)
Aura, piano and orchestra (2001-02) [rev. 2006 for piano and ensemble]
Phonus, ou La voix du faune, flute and orchestra (2003-04)
Phasis, tenor saxophone [+soprano saxophone] and small orchestra (2007-08)

Choral
La célébration des invisibles, melodrama, chorus & 6 perc (1992) [text: P. Raymond-Thimonga; shadow theatre: M. Rosenmann]
    - shorter concert version of stage work
Non-Dit, 50 mixed voices (2005)

Chamber
Fragment de lune, 2 fl, ob, 2 cl, alto sax, bsn, 2 horns, tpt, trom, 2 MIDI-kybds, 2 perc and live electronics (1985-86)
Rémanences, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, horn, tuba, 2 synthesizers [1 player] and 2-track tape (1991-92)
Leçon de choses, fl, cl, 2 horns, hp, vln, va, vc, db, pf, MIDI-kybd, 2 perc and live electronics (1993)
Pour Luigi, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (1994)
Kits, 6 percussionists and 2-track tape (1995) [also version for bass guitar, congas, 6 percussion, 1995]
...à mesure, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and vibraphone (1996)
Tombeau in memoriam Gérard Grisey, piano and percussion (1999)
Figures libres, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano and percussion (2000-01)
Ecart en temps, 6 percussionists (2001)
Aura, piano and orchestra (2001-02) [rev. 2006 for piano and ensemble]
Loops III, 2 flutes (2002-03)
Ritornello in memoriam Luciano Berio, flute and piano (2003)
Etudes mécaniques (3), ensemble (2003/04)
Step, moving flute, moving clarinet, piano [+ melodica] and percussion (2006-07)
A batons rompus, saxophone and percussion (2008)
L'Ame en fête, 2 violins (2009)
Interstices, piano and 3 percussionists (2009)
Localized corrosion, saxophone, electric guitar, percussion and piano (2009)
Recueil, viola and percussion (2009)
Stretta, 2 trombones and organ (2009)

Instrument and Piano
Musica 2, bassoon and piano (1984) [educational]
Bacasax, alto saxophone and piano (1990) [educational]
Ritornello in memoriam Luciano Berio, flute and piano (2003)

Solo Instrument
Eolia, flute (1981)
Opcit, tenor saxophone (1983-84) [also arr. for clarinet, 1993]
Altomobile, viola (1985) [educational]
Funky Studies, cornet (1987) [educational]
Pavino et Sanina, flute (1990)
Loops I, flute (1999-2000)
Loops II, vibraphone (2000-02)
Loops IV, marimba (2004-05)
Hors-Jeu, solo percussionist and live electronics (2005-06)
Loops V, carillon (2006)
D'un trait - Trentemps (qui passe), cello (2007)
Plein-Jeu, accordion and electronics (2010)

Chamber w/Percussion
Fragment de lune, 2 fl, ob, 2 cl, alto sax, bsn, 2 horns, tpt, trom, 2 MIDI-kybds, 2 perc and live electronics (1985-86)
Leçon de choses, fl, cl, 2 horns, hp, vln, va, vc, db, pf, MIDI-kybd, 2 perc and live electronics (1993)
Kits, 6 percussionists and 2-track tape (1995) [also version for bass guitar, congas, 6 percussion, 1995]
...à mesure, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and vibraphone (1996)
Tombeau in memoriam Gérard Grisey, piano and percussion (1999)
Figures libres, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano and percussion (2000-01)
Ecart en temps, 6 percussionists (2001)
Hors-Jeu, percussion and live electronics (2006)
Step, moving flute, moving clarinet, piano [+ melodica] and percussion (2006-07)
A batons rompus, saxophone and percussion (2008)
Interstices, piano and 3 percussionists (2009)
Localized corrosion, saxophone, electric guitar, percussion and piano (2009)
Recueil, viola and percussion (2009)

Solo Percussion
Hors-Jeu, solo percussionist and live electronics (2005-06)

Marimba/Vibraphone
Loops II, vibraphone (2000-02)
Loops IV, marimba (2004-05)

Piano
Tombeau in memoriam Gérard Grisey, piano and percussion (1999)

Vocal
Cantus - Hommage à Georges Perec, soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (2006) [text: by the composer]
Espèces d'espaces, soprano, actor and ensemble (2011)

Electronic/Electroacoustic
Fragment de lune, 2 fl, ob, 2 cl, alto sax, bsn, 2 horns, tpt, trom, 2 MIDI-kybds, 2 perc and live electronics (1985-86)
Leçon de choses, fl, cl, 2 horns, hp, vln, va, vc, db, pf, MIDI-kybd, 2 perc and live electronics (1993)
Hors-Jeu, solo percussionist and live electronics (2005-06)
Plein-Jeu, accordion and electronics (2010)


HUREL  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
[under construction]

Composer's website   . . .   contact Philippe Hurel:  here

Hurel @ Wikipedia.fr (in French)
Hurel @ bureauexport
Hurel @ Editions Billaudot
Hurel @ Centre de documentation de la musique contemporaine (Cdmc)
Hurel @ Centre National de Création Musicale (CIRM) (in French)
Hurel @ Classical Archives
Hurel @ Classical Composers Database
Hurel @ composition:today
Hurel @ ECCE (East Coast Contemporary Ensemble)
Hurel @ Encyclopédie Universalis (in French)
Hurel @ Facebook
Hurel @ InstantEncore
Hurel @ IRCAM
Hurel @ Klassika
Hurel @ Editions Henry Lemoine
Hurel @ LinkedIn
Hurel @ The Living Composers Project
Hurel @ The Menard Ensemble
Hurel @ MusicWeb International
Hurel @ The New York Times
Hurel @ Re:newmusic
Hurel @ Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ)
Hurel @ Bernard Savoie

Centre National de Création Musicale (CIRM)
philippe hurel compositeur

Publisher
Hurel @ Composer's website
Hurel @ Editions Billaudot
Hurel @ Editions Henry Lemoine

Streaming Audio
Hurel @ Composer's website
Hurel @ Classical Archives
Hurel @ last.fm
Hurel @ MySpaceMusic    also    here
Hurel @ SoundCloud

Recordings
Hurel @ Composer's website
Hurel @ Amazon.com
Hurel @ ArkivMusic
Hurel @ CD Universe
Hurel @ ClassicsOnline    also    here
Hurel @ Discogs
Hurel @ Innova Recordings
Hurel @ itunes
Hurel @ Naxos

Video
Hurel @ YouTube
Hurel @ Google Video
Hurel @ Vimeo
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

HOME           ABOUT           RESOURCES           COMPOSERS           PERFORMANCES           20/21 ENSEMBLE           CONTACT US