Martin Loridan is a French composer. He graduated from the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (CNSM) and currently pursues a PhD in composition at the University of Leeds (UK).
His works have been performed worldwide by the Arditti Quartet, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Klangforum Wien, Quatuor Tana, the ensembles l’Instant Donné, Mise-en, Soundinitiative, ECCE, and the soloists Claude Delangle, Claudio Pasceri, Yumi Suehiro.
He has been awarded prizes in several composition competitions, such as the Reinl-Foundation Composition Prize, the André Jolivet Composition Prize, the Vareler Composition Prize.
His work has been performed at venues and festivals such as the Barbican center (London), BKA Unerhörte Musik (Berlin), Gasteig Philharmonie (Munich), Estovest Festival (Turin), Mise-En Festival (New York), Kalv Festival (Gothenburg), International Forum of New Music Manuel Enriquez (Mexico City).
His work explores the role of souffle (air, breath, and movement). His PhD research (air and breath as a composition material) aims to create new hybrid forms of souffle by working on vibration, space, and resonance. His research is funded by the “Leeds Doctoral Scholarship”.
His works are published at BabelScores.