Ludo Geloen (b. 1962) — Chorale Variations on the Name K-L-A-I-S, op. 117 (2018) for organ
“Chorale Variations on the Name K-L-A-I-S”, op. 117 (2018) begins with a brief, original chorale where the melodic pitches spell out the letters K-L-A-I-S. The chorale is then followed by six contrasting variations.
Belgian composer Ludo Geloen (b. 1962) was born in Dikkebus and was educated at the Municiapl Academy for Music in Word in Ypres (leper), the State Academy in Ghent, and the Royal Cosnervatory in Ghent. In 1998, he earned a carillon diploma from the Jef Denyn Royal Carllion School in Mechelen and formed a carillon duo (“Four Fists”) with his teacher, Koen Cosaert. As a performer, Geloen performed both in Belgium and abroad (the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy and Russia) and has made a number of recordings for the Belgian radio and television but also in the Netherlands and New Zealand. He has won several awards for his work as a composer and performer, including prizes for organ and composition in competitions in Terneuzen and Utrecht, as well as the 1999 BAP-Sabam Prize for his work Tension and Relief. Geloen teaches organ and carillon at the music academies in Ypres, Diksmuide, and Poperinge.