A Belgian composer born February 23, 1960.
Claude Ledoux studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and music at the Royal Liège Conservatory in Belgium. In 1980 came a decisive meeting with Tristan Murail. Claude Ledoux obtained a masters degree in music sciences at Liège University after following classes in musical analysis with Célestin Deliège and in composition with Frédéric Rzewski, Philippe Boesmans and Henri Pousseur.
His travels to Asia and his interest in extra-European music are reflected in his music: hints of râgas and Indian ornamentation (Torrent, 1995), gamelans and heterophony from South-East Asia (Le cercle de Rangda, 1998; Frissons d'aile, 2004), Japanese musical inflections (Bell(e)...s, 2004, Courbes d’étoiles VI, 2012). Claude Ledoux also works on the gestural relationship of performer and instrument. His output, microtonal and proliferating, seeking the interactivity of harmony and tone-colour, reveals his desire to rejuvenate the melodic phenomenon and integrate rhythms and sounds from traditional types of music such as jazz and rock (Laps Init 1.0, 2013).
Also a journalist and a keyboard player (piano/synthesiser) with various ensembles (Musiques Nouvelles, Ensemble Varèse of Parma, Ottomani), Claude Ledoux teaches composition at the Royal Mons Conservatory in Belgium and musical analysis at the Paris Conservatory. Since 2005 he has also been a member of the Royal Belgian Academy, Arts Division.