The 46-year-old French composer, who studied at the Paris Conservatory and IRCAM, is known for experimenting with spatial music, most notably in his Violin Concerto and the orchestral work Concertate il suono, commissioned by the Cleveland Orchestra and performed by several other major orchestras in the U.S. and Europe since.
"Most of my music is not mostly pure classical music," he told NPR last year. "It has a lot to do with modernity and all that. And most of the classical orchestra people told me American big classical orchestras just like the big repertoire ... I discovered the contrary."
Repeating tomorrow, the program will also feature Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.