(b. 10 May 1964, Paris).
French composer, now resident in Germany, of stage, orchestral, chamber, vocal, and piano works that have been performed throughout Europe and in North America.
Mr. Andre studied analysis, composition, counterpoint, harmony, and musical research with Claude Ballif, Gérard Grisey and other teachers at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he earned six premier prix and graduated in 1992. He earned his PhD in musicology, Le compossible musical de l'Ars subtilior, under the supervision of Olivier Boulnois and Philippe Vendrix, at the École Normale Supérieure de Paris (Ulm-Jourdan) and the Centre d'Études Supérieures de la Renaissance de Tours in 1993. He then studied composition with Helmut Lachenmann at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart from 1994–97 and attended the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt in 1996, where he encountered Wolfgang Rihm.
His honors include a residency at the Akademie Schloss Solitude (1995–96), the Kompositionspreis from the city of Stuttgart (1996, for Le trou noir univers), the Blaue Brücke Preis (1996, for Fatal), a residency at the Villa Médicis-hors-les-murs in Germany (1996), the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt (1996, for Un-Fini I and le loin et le profond), and a scholarship to work at the Experimentalstudio of the Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung in Freiburg im Breisgau (1997–98). He later held a residency at the Villa Médicis in Rome (1999–2001) and received the Internationaler Kompositionspreis of the Oper Frankfurt am Main (2001, for ...das O... from ...22, 13...) and the Förderpreis from the Ernst von Siemens Stiftung (2002). He recently worked as a guest of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (2005) and has earned the Christoph und Stefan Kaske Kompositionspreis (2006), the Produktionspreis des Giga-Hertz-Preises für elektronische Musik (2007), the Orchesterpreis der Donaueschingen Musiktage (2007, for ...auf... III), and the Förderpreis of the Berliner Kunstpreis from the Akademie der Künste in Berlin (2008).
He lectured at the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt in 1998 and at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt am Main in 2001. He taught counterpoint and instrumentation at the Conservatoire National de Région de Strasbourg from 2002–07.
The Carus-Verlag publishes his music written from 1994–96, Casa Ricordi publishes his works from 1996–2005 and Edition Peters publishes his music written after 2005.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
...22, 13... (Musiktheater-Passion in drei Teilen) (text by the composer, after the Bible [translated by Martin Luther, the Church of Sweden]), 2 sopranos, 5 altos, ensemble (2 bass clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 trombones, 2 harps, 2 celli, 2 double basses, 2 pianos, 4 percussion) (around hall), live electronics, 2001–04
Le trou noir univers, oboe (+ English horn), harp, guitar, mandolin, balalaika, violin, harpsichord, small orchestra (30 players), live electronics, 1992–93
Modell, large orchestra in 5 groups (69 total players), 1999–2000
...auf... (triptych), 2005–07 (its three sections may be performed separately: ...auf... I, large orchestra [16 winds, 15 brass, 2 harps, 2 pianos, timpani, 2 percussion, strings], 2005–06; ...auf... II, large orchestra [16 winds, 15 brass, 2 harps, 2 pianos, 4 percussion, strings], 2007; ...auf... III, large orchestra [16 winds, 15 brass, 2 harps, 2 pianos, 6 percussion, strings], live electronics, 2007)
le loin et le profond, bass clarinet, trombone, viola, cello, double bass, prepared piano, percussion, 1994–95
Fatal, contrabass clarinet, contrabass tuba, prepared harp, cimbalom, 5-string double bass, prepared piano, harpsichord, 2 percussion, 1995
Un-Fini I, harp, cimbalom, 2 pianos, 2 percussion, 1995–96
AB I, contrabass clarinet, cello, piano, 2 percussion, 1996
AB II, contrabass clarinet, cimbalom, cello, piano, 2 percussion, live electronics, 1996–97
Tempus perfectum, 6 percussion, 1998
Kanon, contrabass clarinet, double bass, piano, 2000
...als... I, bass clarinet, cello, piano, 2001
...als... II, bass clarinet, cello, piano, live electronics, 2001
...in, bass clarinet, 2002
...zu..., violin, viola, cello, 2004
durch, saxophone, piano, percussion, 2004–05
ni, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, 2006
iv 2, cello, 2007
iv 3, clarinet, 2008
...es..., flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp, 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 celli, double bass, 2 pianos, 2 percussion, 2008
Ein Abgrund (text by Georg Büchner), baritone, viola, cello, 1992
Contrat-Etüde, voice, bassoon, cello/double bass, 2001
Un-Fini IIIA, 1993–95
Ein Abgrund. Ensemble SurPlus (Solitude: 70, 1996)
Un-Fini I. Jürg Wyttenbach/Ensemble Modern (Col Legno: WWE 20008, 1997)
AB II. ensemble recherche (Col Legno: WWE 20025, 1998)
Un-Fini IIIA. Eric Huebner, piano (Col Legno: WWE 20055, 1999)
Modell. Lothar Zagrosek/SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg (Col Legno: WWE 20201, 2001)
durch; ...zu...; ...in; ...als... II. Shizuyo Oka, bass clarinet; Trio Accanto; ensemble recherche (Kairos: 0012732KAI, 2008)
...als... I. Rafael Caldentey Crego, bass clarinet; Wolfgang Zamastil, cello; Ueli Wiget, piano (NEOS: 10821, 2008)