60 years, 60 minutes, 60 composers

60 years of existence of an ensemble dedicated to contemporary creation is an anniversary that must be celebrated. The musicians of "Musiques Nouvelles", under the direction of their conductor Jean-Paul Dessy, will give a special concert on December…

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Danzon,Tango,and Bugler’s Holiday!

Christmas time is approaching, and the concerts associated with this period of the year. Following my good old American habit, I'm writing down a series of five symphonic arrangements for an eclectic program, ranging from White Christmas to Desafinado, with…

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Recording Entartete Musik

The decision was made to record the project "Entartete Musik". What a pleasure to listen again to these beautiful and moving pages of music. In addition to the choirs of the Flemish Radio and the soprano Estelle Lefort, I have…

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Opening KMSKA

Closed since 2011 for major renovations, the KMSKA (Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp) will finally reopen its doors on September 24. I am contributing as an arranger to this major cultural event. The program is still a secret, but…

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Videos page

I'm very happy to announce that a new page is now available on this site, with a first selection of videos (compositions, arrangements, interviews,...). Many more will follow soon. Keep an eye on the updates.

Project x, partially unveiled...

A symphonic work, exploring and assembling several musical universes. Creation: within a few months... Due to particular circumstances, I cannot yet give more information about this magnificent project, which concretize some of my recurrent reflections about content and form in…

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Christmas songs in U.S.

Following a tradition established several years ago, I keep year after year to make symphonic arrangements of Christmas songs for my American friends. Next date: Friday, December 10. Three arrangements will be performed in Annapolis, with the Live Arts Maryland

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Le grand concert de Noël 2021

Christmas is fast approaching. On December 10 and 11, the Orchestre symphonique de la Garde Républicaine, conducted by François Boulanger, will accompany the soprano Marie-Laure Garnier in my arrangements of three Dvorak Gypsy Songs. The concerts take place at the…

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Moverture, finally

After several postponements due to the pandemic, the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of its conductor David Navarro, will finally play my Moverture, as part of the opening concert of the season, on October 23. Rendezvous at 8…

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Entartete Musik

As already announced, Vlaams Radiokoor joins forces with the soloists of the Brussels Philharmonic and the soprano Estelle Lefort for a program dedicated to the music of composers persecuted by the Nazi regime. Some, like Arnold Schönberg or Kurt Weill…

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Madame Raymonde et son Gros Orchestre

A new project is starting: the writing of a dozen symphonic arrangements for the show "Madame Raymonde et son Gros Orchestre". I am very enthusiastic about my contribution to this beautiful project which will bring together the “orchestre de

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