Orchestra

Hondar (2016)
for orchestra (3.3.3.3-4.3.3.1-timp-2 perc-piano-16.14.12.10.7) 22'
Commissioned by the Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo
Publisher: Maison ONA

Mugarri (2009-10)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2-4.3.3.1-2 perc-piano-strings) 13'
Commissioned by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra and the Aeos
Premiere: Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, cond: E. Martínez Izquierdo - October 2010, Auditorio Baluarte (Pamplona)
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Hauskor (2006)
for eight cellos and orchestra (3.2.3.2-4.3.3.1-3 perc-piano/celesta-vn.I-vn.II-cb) 18'30"
Commissioned by the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid
Premiere: Conjunto Ibérico de Violoncellos, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, cond: J. R. Encinar - November 2006, Auditorio Nacional Madrid
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Ttakun (2005-06)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2-2.2.0.0-timpani-strings) 9'
Commissioned by the Cadaqués Orchestra (Ediciones Tritó)
Premiere: Orquestra de Cadaqués, cond: J. Doyle / P. González - May 2006, Auditori Barcelona
Publisher: Tritó

Ortzi Isilak (2005)
for clarinet and orchestra (2.2.2.2-4.2.2.0-3 perc-strings) 15'
Commissioned by the Orquesta Nacional de España
Premiere: cl.: Enrique Pérez Piquer, cond: R. Gamba - April 2006, Auditorio Nacional Madrid
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Itaun (2003)
for accordion and orchestra (2.2.2.2-2.1.1.0-perc-10.10.8.6.4) 17'
Commissioned by Eusko Jaurlaritzako Kultur Saila
Premiere: Hermitage Orchestra of St. Petersburg, acc: I. Alberdi, cond: A. Soriano - October 2003, Hermitage Hall St. Petersburg
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Hilarriak (2002-03)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2-2.2.2.0-2 perc-strings) 20'
1. HORIA 2. URDINA 3. BELTZA 4. MUSKERRA
Commissioned by the State (France) for Jean-François Heisser
Premiere: Orchestre de Poitou-Charentes, cond: J.-Fr. Heisser - May 2003, Festival de l'Épau Le Mans
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Ilunkor (2000-01)
for orchestra (3.3.3.3-4.3.3.1-timb-3 perc-harp-strings) 27'
Commissioned by Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonikoa
Premiere: Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonikoa, cond: G. Varga - October 2001, Kursaal Hall San Sebastián
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Zur-Haitz (1999)
for orchestra (4.2.4.3-4.3.3.1-perc-celesta-16.16.14.10.8) 12'
Commissioned by Joven Orquesta Nacional de España
Premiere: Joven Orquesta Nacional de España, cond: P. González - January 2000, Auditori  Barcelona
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Ilgora (1998)
for string orchestra (min 5-4-3-2-1) 10'
Commissioned by Fundación Don Juan de Borbón
Premiere: Orquesta de Cámara Carlos III - August 1999, Segovia Festival
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Eriden (1997-98)
for chamber orchestra (1.1.1.1-1.1.1.0-2 perc-cel-harp-1.1.1.1.1) 18'
Commissioned by Radio France
Premiere: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, cond: L. Cuniot - June 1999, Radio France Paris
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Hitzaurre Bi (1993)
for piano & orchestra (2.2.2.2-2.1.1.0-perc-10.10.8.6.4) 17'
Premiere: Orchestre du CNSMP, piano: P. Zygmanowski, cond: J.-S. Béreau - October 1993, Conservatoire National de Paris
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Oskorriz (1990)
for orchestra (3.3.3.3-4.3.3.0-perc-piano-12.12.10.8.6) 17'
Premiere: Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonikoa, cond: G. Nowak - March 1993, San Sebastián
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Chamber Music

Etze (2016-17) for string quartet 17'
Commissioned by Radio France. Pemiere: Quatuor Diotima - February 2017, Paris
Publisher: Maison ONA

Erlantz (2015) for eight instruments (bfl, bcl/cbcl, bn/kft, hn, trb, pno, vc, cb) 11'
Commissioned by the Siemens Foundation and the Goethe Institut
Premiere: Ensemble Musikfabrik, cond: Peter Rundel - June 2015, Madrid
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Izarren Hautsa (2014) for small ensemble (fl, cl, vn, vc, p, percussion) 6'
Commissioned by the Cátedra Mikel Laboa, University of the Basque Country
Premiere: Ensemble Kuraia - October 2014, Donostia-San Sebastián (Basque Country)
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Uher (2013) for bass saxophone, piano and percussion 19'
Commissioned by Trío de Magia TDM. Première: December 2013, Cullera (Valencia)

Jalkin-2 (2012) for accordion quartet 9'
Commissioned by Hauspoz .Premiere: September 2012, Zarautz

Jalkin (2012) for saxophone quartet 10'
Commissioned by the BBVA Foundation. Premiere: Sigma Project - February 2012, Bilbao
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Lurralde (2011) for string quartet 24'
Commissioned by Eusko Jaurlaritzako Kultur Saila. Premiere: Quatuor Diotima - March 2012, Brussels
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Lied ohne Worte (2010) for ensemble (fl, ob, cl, perc, pno, vn, va, vc) 4'
In the 25th anniversary of the Ensemble Recherche. Premiere: Ensemble Recherche - June 2010, Freiburg
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

 

Igeltsoen Laborategia (Chalk Laboratory)
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Errobi-1 (2008) for flute and piano 10'
Commissioned by the Warsaw Autumn Festival. Premiere: Mario Caroli, Silva Costanzo - September 2008, Warsaw

Errobi-2 (2008) for bass flute, bass clarinet and piano 10'
Commissioned by the State (France) for the ensemble Accroche Note

Egan-1 (2006/2009) for ensemble (fl, cl, hn, trp, perc, vn, va, vc) 7'
Premiere of the final version: Plural Ensemble, cond: F. Panisello - January 2010, Ultraschall Berlin

Egan-2 (2006-07) for ensemble (fl, cl, perc, piano, vn, vc) 8'
Premiere: Taller Sonoro - May 2007, Granada / Sevilla

Egan-3 (2007) for ensemble (bass cl, acc, perc, piano, vn, va, vc, cb) 10'
Commissioned by the Festival Why Note. Premiere: Ensemble XXI - November 2007, Dijon

Egan-4 (2011) for ensemble (bass fl, bass cl, hn, trb, acc, hp, perc, piano, 2vn, va, vc, cb) 15'
Commissioned by the State (France) for the ensemble 2e2m. Premiere: Ensemble 2e2m - May 2011, Paris

Wintersonnenwende-1 (2005) for string trio & celesta 2'30"
Premiere: Ensemble Wiener Collage - December 2005, Schoenberg Center, Vienna

Wintersonnenwende-2 (2007) for cello and piano: I- 3'30" II- 3'50" III- 4'30"
Commissioned by Eusko Jaurlaritzako Kultur Saila
Premiere: Delphine Biron, Natalia Baquero - November 2008, Festival Smash, Salamanca

Wintersonnenwende-3 (2009) for violin, cello, piano and percussion 7'
Commissioned by the CDMC in Spain. Premiere: Ensemble Residencias - June 2009, Auditorio 400 Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid

Wintersonnenwende-4 (2009) for violin and piano I- 3'30" II- 4'
Commissioned by Eusko Jaurlaritzako Kultur Saila
Premiere: Andrés Balaguer, Natalia Baquero - June 2010, Centro de las Artes, Monterrey (Mexico)

Hatsik-1 (2001) for Eb clarinet, trombone, cello and piano 5'
Commissioned by Eusko Jaurlaritzako Kultur Saila .Premiere: Ensemble Wiener Collage - October 2001, Vienna

Hatsik-2 (2002) for alt saxophone, double bass, accordion & percussion 3'30"
Premiere: Ensemble Wiener Collage - November 2003, Bruckner Hall in Linz

Hatsik-3 (2004) for violin, clarinet, alt saxophone & piano 6'30"
Commissioned by Eusko Jaurlaritzako Kultur Saila .Premiere: Ensemble Taller Sonoro - February 2005, Cadix

Laiotz (2003) five pieces for two pianos and two percussions 10'
Commissioned by Radio France
Premiere (radio broadcast): P. Zigmanowski, T. Ikeda, F. Jodelet, Fr. Desforges - September 2004, Radio France Paris

 

Itzalen Zikloa (Cycle of Shadows)
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Lur-Itzalak (2003) for violin and cello 9'
Commissioned by Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo. Premiere: L. Berok, Th. Amady - April 2004, Monaco

Haize-Itzalak (2002) for string sextet (3 vn, 2 va, 1 vc) 12'
Premiere: Ensemble Wiener Collage - December 2002, Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna

Su-Itzalak (1991) for eight cellos 12' 
Premiere: Festival Présences - January 1992, Radio France in Paris

 

Nahasmahasi (2002) for flute, alt saxophone, guitar, piano & percussion (1 instr.) 12'
Commissioned by the State (France) for the Ensemble Proxima Centauri
Premiere: Ensemble Proxima Centauri - December 2002, TNT Bordeaux
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Aurresku (2000) for saxophone quartet, piano & 2 percussions 2'30"
Premiere: Sax Ensemble, cond: J. de Eusebio - December 2000, Auditorio Nacional Madrid
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Ur Loak (1998) for bass flute, contrabass clarinet, two string quintets & two percussions 16'
Commissioned by Joven Orquesta Nacional de España
Premiere: Joven Orquesta Nacional de España, cond: J. Caballé - October 1998, Auditorio Nacional Madrid
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Hodeiertz (1997) pour alt saxophone & percussion (1 exec.) 10'
Premiere: Josetxo Silguero, Jesus Mari Garmendia - August 1997, Quincena Musical de San Sebastián
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Sorginkeriak (1995) for small ensemble (fl, cl, vn, vc, p, vibraphone) 12'
Premiere: Ensemble Barcelona 216, cond: E. Martínez Izquierdo - March 1996, Ars Musica Brussels
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Hizpide (1995) for viola, alto flute & guitar 14'
Premiere: Suonare a Tre - May 1996, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Izotz (1993) for string quartet 16'
Premiere: Miguel Jiménez, David Marco, David Mata, Cristina Pozas - January 1996, Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Eskaintza (1992) for ensemble (vn, fl, hb, cl, cr, trp, trb, perc) 9'
Commissioned by Quincena Musical de San Sebastián. Premiere: Ensemble Jesus Guridi, cond: J. J. Mena - August 1992
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Bihurketak (1991) for violin, cello & piano 9'
Premiere: Trio Wozzeck - December 1993, Hessischer Rundfunk (Germany)
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Quinteto (1991) for wind quintet (fl, cl/Bcl, hb/Eh, hr, bn) 22'
Commissioned by Fundación Juan March. Premiere: Quinteto Pablo Sorozabal - May 1992, Musikaste in Errenteria
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Chant III (1990) for bass clarinet, 3 trombones & 3 cellos 16'
Commissioned by Quincena Musical de San Sebastián
Premiere: José Miguel Martínez Esparza, soloists of Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonikoa, cond: J. M. Echeverría - August 1990
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Chant II (1989) for viola & tape or viola solo & four violas 11'
Premiere: Sabine Toutain - March 1990, Radio France in Paris
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Argilunak (1989) for baryton saxophone & two cellos 12'
Premiere: J-M. Pirollet, P. Parisini, E. Lemirre- 1990, Radio France in Paris
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Music for soloists

Ibaiadar (2013) for cello 3'
Commissioned by Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo. Premiere: Askar Ishangaliyev - April 2014

Presencia (in memoriam Joaquin Homs) (2005) for piano 3'
Premiere: Jordi Masó, 2006

Ezkil (2002) for guitar (with quarter-tone scordatura) 10'
Commissioned by Instituto Valenciano de la Música
Premiere: José Luis Ruiz del Puerto - December 2002, Palau de la Musica Valencia

Laugarren Bakarrizketa (2000) for piano 12'
Commissioned by Quincena Musical de San Sebastián
Premiere: Jean-François Heisser - August 2000, Kursaal Hall San Sebastián

Aztarnak (2000) for accordion 7'
Commissioned by the "Asociación de Acordeonistas del País Vasco".
Premiere: Iñaki Alberdi - November 2001, Barcelona

Suziri (1999) for piano 2'
Premiere: Ananda Sukarlan - juin 2000, Alicante

Ilargi Uneak (1996) for piano: 1.-IZAR 2.-EKHI (l. h.) 3.-URTZI 8'
Premiere: Patrick Zygmanowski - 2000, Paris

Otoitz (1996) for clarinet 6'

Sonatine (1996) for quarter-tone tuned guitar 6'
Premiere: Caroline Delume - March 2003, Paris

3. Bakarrizketa (1996) for flute 5'
Premiere: Machiko Takahashi - 1997, Amsterdam

2. Bakarrizketa (1993) for guitar 11'
Premiere: Eugenio Tobalina - 1994

Vocal music

Ravel (Scènes) (2016) for soprano, tenor and chamber orchestra 40'
Libretto by Ramon Lazkano after Jean Echenoz's "Ravel".
Commissioned by the Festival d'Automne à Paris and Donostia-San Sebastián 2016 European Capital of Culture.
Premiere: Maïlys de Villoutreys, Anders Dahlin, Ensemble L'Instant Donné, cond: Tito Ceccherini - September 2015, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

 

Diptyque Jabès:
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Ceux à Qui (2014) for six voices and ensemble (SSMTBrB - fl, ob, cl, pno, perc, vn, va, vc) 28'
Poem by Edmond Jabès. Commissioned by the Coupleux-Lassalle Foundation, Cumulus and L'Instant Donné.
Premiere: Neue Vocalsolisten, Ensemble L'Instant Donné, cond: Manuel Nawri - February 2015, Éclat Festival Stuttgart

Main Surplombe (2012-13) for voice and ensemble (Bcl, acc, pno, guit, perc, vn, vc) 20'
Poem by Edmond Jabès. Commissioned by Smash Ensemble
Premiere: Carola Schlüter, Smash Ensemble, cond: Marzena Diakun - December 2012, Salamanca

 

El Hombre Acecha (2008) for 8 voices (SSAATTBB) 12'
1.- CANCIÓN PRIMERA 2.- YO INVOCO 3.- CANCIÓN ÚLTIMA
Poems by M. Hernández and J. A. Goytisolo. Commissioned by Les Jeunes Solistes
Premiere:: Les Jeunes Solistes, cond: Rachid Safir - 20 February 2008, Amphithéâtre de l'Opéra Bastille Paris
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Antiguo Silencio (Fragmento) (2002-08) for 12 mixed voices . Text from Popol Vuh. 8'
Publisher: Quodlibet / Universidad de Alcalá

Malkoak euri balira (2005) for 12 voices and guitar 19'
Poem by Xabier Lete. Commissioned by the Strasburg Chamber Choir
Premiere: Strasburg Chamber Choir, guitar: P. Márquez, cond: C. Bolzinger - 6 october 2005, Musica Festival Strasbourg
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Cinco poemas de Luis Cernuda (2000-02) for voice and cello octet 14'
1.- EL PRISIONERO 2.- EL VIENTO Y EL ALMA 3.- INSTRUMENTO MÚSICO 4.- EL SINO 5.- EL INTRUSO
Commissioned by the Centro para la Difusión de la Música Contemporánea
Premiere: Pilar Jurado, Conjunto Ibérico de Violoncellos, cond: E. Arizcuren - October 2001, Alicante Festival
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Canciones de Ausencias (1999) for voice, guitar & cello 9'
Poems by Miguel Hernández
Premiere: Caroline Potrel, Justine Laurenceau, Philippe Mouratoglou - September 1999, Festival Musica Strasburg
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Auhen Kantuak (1993-95, 1997) for choirs & orchestra (2.2.4.0-4.2.3.0-perc-0.0.10.8.4)
Lyrics based upon Jeremiah's Lamentations and translated in Basque by Itxaro Borda.
seven movements version 55'  / five movements version 40'
Premiere: Kodaly Choir of Debrecen, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, cond: Mendi Rodan - December 1997,  Jerusalem
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Madrigal (1991) for five voices 10'
Lyrics by Catule, Cernuda & Gil de Biedma. Commissioned by the Ensemble Territoires
Premiere: Ens. Territoires, cond: Denis Laborde - January 1992, Paris
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Leherketa batetako hotsak (1988) for baryton, narrator & ensemble (2 bcl, cb cl, 2 hr, tb, 2 vc, db, 2 perc) 17'
Poem by Patxi Ezkiaga. Premiere: June 1989, Radio France Paris
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Educational music

Vogue le navire (2011) for four children groups and orchestral ensemble 14'
Commissioned by the Orchestra of Poitou-Charentes and Fondation de France
Premiere: Orchestre de Poitou-Charentes, cond: J-Fr. Verdier - March 2012, Verrières
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Bras dessus bras dessous (2008) for piano 6 hands 1'
Publisher: Henri Lemoine

Zintzilik (2005) for piano 4 hands 2'

Gentle Sway (2002) for piano 2'
Commissioned by the ABRSM (London). Premiere: Thalia Myers
Publisher: ABRSM

Zortziko (2000) for piano 2'
Commissioned by the ABRSM. Premiere: Thalia Myers - April 2001, London
Publisher: ABRSM

Les Djinns (1993) for children choir & wind orchestra 25'
Poem by Victor Hugo. Commissioned by the ADIAM. Premiere: June 1993, Marly-le-Roi
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Transcriptions

M. LABOA - Gernika (Lekeitio 4) (2013)
for symphony orchestra
Unpublished

J. C. ARRIAGA - Ouverture "Los Esclavos Felices" (2006)
2 ob, 2 cl, 2 basset hn, 4 hn, 2 bn, cb [Mozart's Gran Partita]
Unpubished

F. G. LORCA - Canciones Españolas Antiguas  (1996)
for voice and ensemble (fl, cl, hn, guit, vn, va, vc)
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

M. MUSSORGSKY - Songs and Dances of Death (1994)
for voice and small orchestra
Premiere: D. Hvorostovsky, Orchestre Symphonique de Picardie, cond: L. Langrée - Saint-Denis Festival, July 1994
Publisher: Le Chant du Monde

Writings

"El Paseo" de Robert Walser
Elkar aldizkaria, December 2016

Qu'est-ce qu'on attend?
La gazette des festivals - October 2016

Ombres Doubles (en hommage à P. Boulez)
Mundoclasico, January 2016

Ramon Lazkano: La ligne de craie / The line of chalk
Lionel Esparza, Martin Kaltenecker, Denis Laborde, Germán Gan-Quesada
2e2m-Coll. À la ligne, 2011  (Bilingual French-English)

Composer pour être entendu: l'écoute exaspérée
Conference - Les Mardis de la Saturation
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, March 2010

Mikel Laboaren Lekeitioak
CD Elkar - 2007

Adiós a György Ligeti
Diario Vasco, June 2006

'Two Feelings' with Lachenmann
Contemporary Music Review, vol. 23, 2004

La guitare dans notre imaginaire 
Guitares croisées - utopie ou réalité?, CNR de Strasbourg, 2004

El sonido como elemento natural de la deducción compositiva
Ontology Studies - Cuadernos de Ontología, vol. 1-2, 2001.

Préliminaires pour une étude de la polyrythmie 
Musiker, vol. 11, 1999

Les polyrythmies dans la musique savante du 20e siècle: historique et critique
Mémoire de DEA (EHESS, ENS & IRCAM), 1994

Jesús Guridi: Mirentxu
Critical Edition - Ediciones Autor/ICCMU, Madrid 2009

José Mª Usandizaga: Las Golondrinas
Critical Edition - SGAE/ICCMU, Madrid 1999