Benjamin Dupé

Composer, France

Benjamin Dupé is a composer born in 1976. He studied at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris. He devotes himself to musical creation, in its broadest sense: instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic writing, improvisation and performance, musical theatre, opera, and installation. He has received commissions from the state, Radio France, IRCAM, ensembles and orchestras, directors and choreographers. His works are performed in festivals, opera houses, national stages, museums, and public spaces in France and abroad. He is currently associate composer at the Théâtre de Caen until 2023. In 2016, he received the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques's New Music Talent Prize.

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On the Horizon, Residency program for composers

The concept of this creation lies in the singularity of its performers: child dancers. His piece investigates the ways of creating music from the danced movement and the manipulation of materials (sand, stones, paper...). Its implementation thus supposes to invent at the same time particular instrument making and musical writing, determined in a score of musical and choreographic gestures. As in his previous work Fantôme, un léger roulement (...), he will transpose the codes of electroacoustic writing into the real world, that of physical gesture and concrete matter, relying on the energy, inventiveness and poetry of children.

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