Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine, France), 1959

Philippe Leroux has written about fifty compositions, ranging from vocal, chamber and symphonic music to works for electronic devices and acousmatic pieces. He has received commissions from the French ministère de la Culture, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Südwestrundfunk Baden-Baden, the Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique (Ircam), Ensemble intercontemporain, Ictus Ensemble, 2e2m, INA-GRM, the Koussevitsky Foundation and other institutions in France and abroad. Leroux’s music has been performed at some of the most revered international festivals, including the Festival Présences de Radio France, the Agora Festival, Musica, Roma-Europa, Manca, Bath, Donaueschingen, Barcelona, Ultima (Oslo), Tempo (Berkeley, CA), as well as by the BBC and BBC Scottish Symphonies.

A recipient of numerous prizes, Leroux has published several articles on contemporary music and presented at a number of conferences. He also has given composition classes, most notably at the Fondation Royaumont, Ircam, the major universities in the United States and at the Conservatoires Nationaux supérieurs de Musique in Paris and Lyon. From 2001 to 2006, he taught as part of Ircam’s Cursus in computer music and composition. Additionally, under the Fondation Langlois, he was a professor of composition at McGill University in 2005 and 2006. From 2007 to 2009 he was composer-in-residence for the Orchestre National de Lorraine and the Arsenal in Metz. Since September of 2009, Leroux has held a two-year visiting professorship at Université de Montréal.

Translation: Gregory Millar [ii-11]