Frédéric L’Épée

Notated Music

I've always been concerned about loosening boundaries between "popular" and "classic contemporary" music. Most of my pieces remain permeable from each other, thereby it is possible to perceive rock hints in my “classical” pieces as well as complex compositional structures in my bands or in my solo rock albums.

Guitar Related Works

Orchestral and Chamber music

- Quatre pièces mobiles for 4 guitars – 1984
Premiered July 10th 1988, Aighetta Quartet, Festival de guitare d’Arles,Cour de l'Archevêché, Arles

- Solaire for electric guitar and 12 instrumental tones (computer) - 1988
Performed June 1988, by F. L'Epée, Diacosmie Nice - Conservatoire end-of-studies piece, awarded 1st prize

- Duo for guitar and accordion – 1990
Premiered June 27th 1991, Philippe Loli guitar, Christianne Bonnay, accordion, Amphithéâtre du Devens, Beausoleil

- Chanson Rouge for guitar and accordion – 1993

- Regard Circulaire après éblouissement for 12 electric guitars and 12 strings – (commissioned by MANCA festival) - 1997
Premiered November 5th 1998, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Cercle de Guitares de Nice, Théâtre de Nice

- Souffles terrestres for 12 electric guitars or 12 electric guitars and 12 strings - 1998
Premiered September 15th 1999, Cercle de Guitares de Nice, Festival Mediarama 97, Théâtre du Fort Antoine, Monaco

- A propos de conflits for 8 electric guitars or 4 electric guitars - 2002 / 2013

- La Fin du Rêve for electric guitar and accordion – 2009 Jörgen Brilling guitar, Uwe Mahnken accordion
Premiered June 4th 2010, Unerhörte Musik, BKA Theater, Berlin

- Etude Campanologique n°3 for 4 electric guitars - 2015e - w e r k
Premiered November 14th 2015, Klangwerkstatt, Festival für Neue Musik, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin

Solo classical guitar pieces

- La Robe et le Chat - 1980

- Précipité - 1981

- Le Chariot - 1982

- Agonique - 1983

All pieces performed by Frédéric L'Epée

- Divergences - 2009
Premiered September 25th 2015, Chilli Jazz Festival, Erich Schachtner, guitar

Solo electric guitar pieces

Traditionnal tuning

- Etude N°1 for electric or plectrum guitar - 1989

- Exercices préparatoires (Etude N°2) - 1991

- Une planète si tranquille - 1997

- Etude N°3 - 1999

- Etude facile N°1 - 2007

- Etude facile N°2 - 2007

- Twists and Turns for over-driven electic guitar and looper - 2014

All pieces performed by Frédéric L'Epée

New Standard Tuning

- Etude NST N°1 (hard) - 1988

- Sorrow Calisthenics (Etude NST N°2 – easy) - 1995

- Une planète si tranquille - 1997

All pieces performed by Frédéric L'Epée

Series with loopers

- Vent pluie et sable (suite)for fretless guitar - 1996

- Babord - 2000

- Arco(suite) - 2002

- Un été radieux sous un ciel gris (suite) - 2004

- Telluries(suite)2010

- Poscards from Berlin (at work) - 2014/...

All pieces performed by Frédéric L'Epée

Non guitar related works

Orchestral work

- Agonique pour cordes - 1985
Les Parques, trois pièces brèves pour orchestre - 1986
Poème pour cor, cordes et percussions - 1987 Conservatoire works, performed at Opéra de Nice, Orchestre Phiharmonique de Nice - 1985-1986-1987

- Jaune-Bleu pour cordes - 1994
Commissioned by MANCA Festival, premiered November 13th 1994, Sinfonietta de Nice Oceanographic Museum Auditorium,Monaco.

Chamber music

- Quintette pour clarinette et cordes - 1985

- Océan fermé for piano - 1989

- Peur du vide for vibes and double-bass - 1997
Commissioned by Espace de l’Art Concret, premiered March 9th 1997, Alex Grillo vibes, Jean-Louis Boniface double-bass, Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux.

- Clouds patterns for 6 double-basses - 1998

- Autour de Sol for brass quintet - 2002