A composer and a researcher, Alain Bonardi works on the musical forms calling for new technologies, as well as chamber music pieces. He studied composition with Michel Philippot, Emmanuel Nunes and Hacène Larbi. An associate professor of the music department of Paris 8 University and an associate researcher at the IRCAM, he is a specialist in computer music. Since 2007 he has developed an intensive teaching activity through artist-in-residence programs and master-classes.
Particularly attracted to the voice and its dramaturgic potential, he wrote in 2005 an open-form opera, assisted by a computer (Alma Sola), whose female Faust longs to exhaust the human experience, by projecting herself in virtual universes corresponding to the character’s issues: love, power, pleasure, etc. Moreover, a part of his production is devoted to chamber music with works for flute, clarinets ensemble, violins duet, cello quartet or trio for oboe, cello and piano.
Since 2009 he’s been collaborating with the Cantabile concerts, offering compositions in the form of commentaries on works of the repertoire. To this extent, pianist Emmanuelle Swiercz published in 2012 a Liszt-Bonardi recording entitled Liszt voyageur including 3 compositions in the form of a commentary on Liszt works (Intrada). In 2013, he started writing, in parallel to the Wesendonck-Lieder transcription, a large cycle of pieces for piano and electronics, Pianotronics.
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