A French composer and computer music producer born June 1, 1976 in Tours.
A recorder player by training, Grégoire Lorieux studied early music while performing Renaissance dance music. He obtained a master’s degree in musicology on the work of Kaija Saariaho (1999) and devoted himself to composition and electroacoustics. He was a pupil of Philipe Leroux (École Nationale de Musique in Blanc-Mesnil, 2002) and of Frédéric Durieux, Marco Stroppa and Gérard Pesson (Paris Conservatory, 1999-2007). He also followed the master’s course for experimentation in the arts and politics at Sciences Po in Paris (2012-2013).
Lorieux is interested in sound matter, uses the possibilities of electronics and undertakes projects that are often multidisciplinary, continually adapting his work to various audiences. His work on instrumental writing and electronics concerns the transcoding of sounds into music. The forms of his earliest pieces are varied: installations, semi-improvised performances, teaching pieces or works for amateurs, concert pieces. His works include the pedagogic cycle Études électriques for instrument and electronics (2008-2015); Paysage 1 for seven instruments and obligatory field recording, commissioned by Radio France for the programme Alla breve, first performed by the ensemble Cairn conducted by Guillaume Bourgogne (2014); SideReal#1 for double bass, percussion and electronics with headphones, first performed by Tanguy Menez, Isabelle Cornélis and Camille Lezer (2017); L'entaille, electroacoustic and vocal sound installation, first performed by Valérie Philippin (2019); Lignes de lumières for violas da gamba, first performed by the consort Sit Fast at the festival Présences (2020).
also a producer of computer music, Grégoire Lorieux has accompanied many creative artistes and is committed to the domain of transmission.
In charge of teaching at Ircam, he develops pedagogical activities for young audiences as well as the general public. He is also an associate teacher of electroacoustic music at the Paris Conservatory.
Since 2013 he has been co-artistic director of the ensemble L’Itinéraire.