A French composer born June 12, 1955 in Plessis-Robinson.
Patrick Roudier studied composition and music research first with Pierre Schaeffer and Guy Reibel at the Paris Conservatory (1979-1982), then with Mauricio Kagel at the Centre Acanthes (1981), Thomas Kessler at the Basel Music Academy (1983) and Pierre Henry, whose music assistant he was at the studio Son-D (1984-1985).
Roudier has composed acousmatic works as well as works for soloists and electronics. He has also written for the stage, collaborating with choreographers such as Joëlle Bouvier, Régis Obadia, Françoise and Dominique Dupuy (B.A.CH./Gmbh, 2001, commissioned by the French State).
His works are first and foremost based on transformation: musical objects resulting from computer programmes of Ina-GRM in delayed or real time. For example, Noces d’Hérodiade (1988, commissioned by Ina-GRM), Rouges! (1991, commissioned by Ina-GRM), Hamlet Machine from Heiner Muller (1992, first performance by the Atelier de Création Radiophonique). He explores the interactions between language and amplification: vocal writing and superimposed electroacoustic material, instrumental writing and electroacoustic prolongation as extensions of one another. For example, Muller-Lieder for three female voices and bass flute from Heiner Muller (2002, commissioned by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln), Sulamith for female voice and electronics from Paul Celan (2004, commissioned by Ina-GRM, first performed by Donatienne Michel-Dansac), Cyclones for female voice, clarinet, percussion and electronics from Paul Celan (2007, commissioned by Ina-GRM, first performed by the ensemble Accroche Note).
His compositions are notably intended for performance in concerts, on the radio, with notably broadcasts by the Atelier de Création Radiophonique of France Culture. After having been a laureate of the Villa Medici Fuori I Muri programme (2009), Roudier further developed the possibilities of computer-assisted composition notably in Praha-Partita (2010), Hamlet in Budapest (2010), Maos K. (2010), Tsitsith (2011), Tsimtsoum (2011), Oktogon for alto saxophone and fixed sounds (2014), 5 Akousmacides (2018) and Autobiographie des O.S. (2019).
Patrick Roudier teaches electroacoustic composition at the Nîmes Conservatory.