A Colombian composer born December 6, 1971 in Bogota (Colombia) who died July 21, 2013 in Gault-Saint-Denis (France).
After a master’s degree in composition from the University of Bogota in 1998, Luis Fernando Rizo-Salom studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably in the class of Emmanuel Nunes. He followed the composition and music computing course at Ircam before taking up residence in the Casa de Velázquez (2005-2007).
He has received many commissions, notably from the French State, the Orchestre National de l’Île-de-France, the Sacem, Radio France, and his music is played by ensembles such as 2e2m, l’Itinéraire, the Ensemble Modern and Remix.
Rizo-Salom composes for various repertories, from chamber music (Quatre pantomimes pour six, 2013) to orchestral music (Fabrica de fabulas, 2005), with or without electronics. He seeks to recalibrate space and stimulate listening (Big Band for viola and electronics, 2005; El Juego for instrumental ensemble, 2011).
In 2013 he died at the age of 41 in a hang-gliding accident, an activity of which two years before he had been the French champion.