Aurélien Dumont was born in 1980 in northern France ; he lives now in Paris and Tokyo. He has a doctorate in musical composition in the SACRe program of École Normale Supérieure de Paris, Université Paris Science et Lettres and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where he has studied with Gérard Pesson. He also studied at IRCAM in cursus 1 and 2 in composition and computer music.
His music questions the concept of « alterity» as defined by the philosopher François Jullien, as a possible way to understand the complexity of our contemporary world. Working with other artists, opening to Japanese culture and music of the past, the crystallization of social issues and developing a close electronic sound design pose the aesthetic foundations of a music that arises by tensioning objects designed in « bricks languages » (Roland Barthes).
Aurélien Dumont has won several international competitions (Pierre Cardin Prize awarded by the French Institut, Hervé Dugardin prize and Georges Enesco prize by SACEM, San Fedele Prize in Milan, Takefu International Music Festival Prize, GRAME’s new forum jeune création Prize, Salabert Foundation Prize, etc.)
His works, which cover a wide range of chamber music to opera, are played worldwide by renowned performers (Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Recherche, Quatuor Diotima, Sonar Quartett, Ensemble Linea, Ensemble Itinéraire, Ensemble KNM Berlin, Ensemble 2E2M, Ensemble Mozaik, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, Ensemble Adapter, Ensemble Next Mushroom Promotion, Ensemble Muromachi, Ensemble les Cris de Paris, Ensemble Aedes, …); his first monographic disc “While“, published by NoMad music label in September 2015, was praised by critics and received Coup de Coeur by Académie Charles Cros.
Aurélien Dumont is composer in residence at Théâtre de Cornouaille – National Theater of Quimper, for the 2015-2017 seasons. He will be “pensionnaire” at Villa Médicis from september 2017 and resident composer at Ensemble 2E2M in 2018..
Jennifer Douzenel‘s work, a video maker artist, will be presented with Aurélien Dumont’s musical compositions as an ensemble and silent videos.
The Ensemble 2e2m will attend the Format Raisins festival on July the 8th!