A French composer born August 8, 1978.
A pianist by training, Laurent Durupt is a performer with a passionate love of contemporary music. He is part of the Duo Links with his brother, a percussionist, and of the ensemble Links with visual artistes (photographers, film directors, scenographers) and musicians involved in creation, improvisation or composition. Their repertory includes works by Steve Reich, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luc Ferrari, Iannis Xenakis as well as first performances, notably of Kenji Sakai, Franck Bedrossian, Pierre Jodlowski…
Durupt studied composition with Allain Gaussin and Philippe Leroux, then at the Paris Conservatory in the classes of Frédéric Durieux and Luis Naon. He also received the advice of Brian Ferneyhough, Lisa Lim and Francesco Filidei in Royaumont and completed his cursus at Ircam (2011-2013) before taking up residence at the Villa Medici (2013-2014). He found inspiration in the most advanced electronic music as much as in the great poets of the literary tradition or other artistic disciplines. He favours atypical projects, adapts to imposed constraints and is constantly renewing himself, placing once more experimentation at the centre of musical creation. He composes for all groupings: Voz for soprano and electronics, first performed by Raquel Camarinha in 2011; Audioportraits for piano, percussion and radiophonics, premiered by the Duo Links (2013); P-Server for ensemble, live electronics and scenography, premiered by the ensemble Le Balcon at the Bouffes du Nord theatre in Paris during the ManiFeste festival in 2013; Hip Hop Algorithm for ensemble, gramophone and electronics, first performed at the Gaîté Lyrique during the Marathon Impulse festival (2015); Les fleurs, music for a video of Hicham Berrada (2016); Grids for greed for string quartet, first performed by the Van Kuijk Quartet at the BBC Proms (2017); Dronocracy, incidental music, commissioned by the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Césaré (2017).
Laurent Durupt teaches the piano at the Conservatory of the 14th arrondissement of Paris and electronic composition at the University of Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée.