Commissioning New Work with Louis d’Heudieres


Commissioning new work from composer Louis d’Heudieres to be performed June 2016.

Louis d’Heudieres (b. 1988) is a London-based composer. He has written works for a wide range of human and electronic media, from solo performer to large ensemble, from semi-improvised music theatre to live electronics, from concert hall to online video installation. Some of the themes his work explores are vulnerability and failure in concert settings, humans as perceptive filters, and personal relationships with pieces of music.

His music has recently been performed at Kammer Klang, Occupy the Pianos Festival, 840 Concert Series, Bastard Assignments, Cadogan Hall, The National Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, Grimeborn Opera Festival, NonClassical (London), soloists of fonema consort series (Chicago), CCRMA (Stanford), Young Composers Meeting, Atlas Festival (Netherlands), Kongelige Teater Foyer New Music Series (Denmark) plus many other alternative music events across London. He has worked with (amongst others) Juliet Fraser, Jennifer Walshe, Samuel Stoll, Weston Olencki, Antoine Francoise, Eliza McCarthy, Gwenaelle Rouger, Ilze Ikse, Louise Hjorth Hansen, Victor De La Rosa, orkest de ereprijs, retrodisco, x.y ensemble, Atlas Ensemble, The Composers Ensemble, Hermes Experiment, London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists, Lontano, The Manon Quartet, and SWR Experimentalstudio Freiburg. His music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Resonance 104.4 FM, and DR2 (national Danish radio), and has been released on the CDKlassisk label.

He co-curates WEISSLICH, an experimental music and performance art concert series based in London and Manchester, and is part of the team that organises Kammer Klang, one of London’s foremost new music series at Cafe Oto.

Louis is currently studying for a PhD in composition at Bath Spa University with James Saunders as main supervisor and Matthew Shlomowitz as external supervisor.

Image of Louis d’Heudieres by Alex Waespi.