Release of “face à la Seine” the 14th of January 2021

Here we are. After a few weeks of back and forth with my distributor imusican, the single “face à la Seine” is on its way to streaming platforms. Phew. On January 14, 2021, you will be able to listen :

  • Face à la Seine, music for string quartet, 6’04
  • Encore une danse, music for string quartet, 3’44
  • Papillon, music for cello & piano, 3’12

In the meantime, I’ve prepared a little video, a teaser like they said, oh nothing too engaging, but just to tell you: great chamber music awaits you, stay tuned! 🙂

Anyway, tell me everything, I’m waiting for your feedback.

Your composer,


My chamber music is coming soon !

During the last years, I spent my tiny available and creative time on writing pieces for string quartet. What a challenge ! I discovered, to my surprise, how much I loved this kind of work : work on the voices, on the response games, on subtle polyphony or demanding counterpoint. Two of them can be shown today, so proud of it ! 😉

A few months ago, I also put the focus on a piece for cello and piano, in a style that is so dear to me, that of Gabriel Fauré. And it’s ready to be shown too.

And now, it’s in the box ! Everything was recorded a few days ago at the studio of Meudon. Thanks to the pianist Thuy Anh Vuong, whom I thank once again, I had the chance to meet four wonderful musicians of great talent, who agreed to be part of the adventure and be my passengers for a while.

A big thank to Lucile Fauquet (cello), Raphaël Jacob and Justina Zajančauskaite (violin), Jérémy Pasquier (alto) and Thuy Anh Vuong (piano). Of course I do not forget Sami Bouvet (sound engineer) without whom all this would not be possible. An amazing team, really !

The EP will be available the 14th of January 2021.

Stay tuned, the best is yet to come.


New EP “Les petites heures” !

I’m very pleased to announce the release of my new EP “Les petites heures”, a set of 6 piano pieces. They have been recorded by Marilou Nézeys on a silky Fazioli piano !

Pochette 12x12 pour Les petites heures de Lou Darrel

The recording is available online on all streaming platforms : YouTube music, Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify

Enjoy the music and the videos below !


les petites heures #1 – la fin d’après midi
les petites heures #2 – quand il neige
les petites heures #3 – quand le soir tombe
les petites heures #4 – danse de Nathan
les petites heures #5 – l’origine du monde
les petites heures #7 – anima triste