MICHAEL BONAVENTURE (b. 1962, Edinburgh), composer, organist and collaborator in new and experimental music projects; based in Edinburgh & Amsterdam. Extended cyclic works predominate in his output, which includes a huge body of electronic and electro-acoustic pieces as well as instrumental and organ music. Recent examples are “101” (2019) for electronics, percussion & organ, “Morphology” (2017 – 18) for organ & electronics, “Seven Days” (2011 – 16) for saxophones & piano, an ongoing and open-ended series of “Preludes, Interludes & Postludes” (2016 -) for organ, “Castellations” (2015) for carillon, “Green Odyssey” & “Black Odyssey” (2013) for piano and “Darenth” (2011) for organ, all published by Firehead Editions of London (www.FireheadEditions.com). His music has been played in Canada, the USA, UK, New Zealand, Germany, France. Belgium & The Netherlands, as well as on BBC Radio 3, Concertzender (Netherlands), Radio Onda Rossa (Italy) and Resonance Extra FM. An album of his music entitled “Works 2008- 2017” was released on the Unexplained Sounds Group label in 2017 and subsequently broadcast on Radio Onda Rossa. In recent times he has become associated with the so-called “dark ambient” brand of electronica, and a CD album of his work in this field,”In Tenebris Ratione Organi”, was released in 2019 by Eighth Tower Records (http://store.coldspring.co.uk/index.php? route=product/product&product_id=8003). As a performer engaged in countless composer collaborations since 1980 he has concertised throughout the UK, in Europe & USA, on BBC Radio 3 & Radio Scotland, premiered over 120 new works and made many CDs, including four volumes of Contemporary British Organ Music on the sfz label, and a widely acclaimed rendition of Olivier Messiaen’s final organ work, the massive “Livre du Saint Sacrement”, released by Delphian Records in 2008.

Calendar

May
2
Sat
Michael Bonaventure: Giant Silver [Live Premiere]
May 2 all-day
Jun
21
Sun
Michael Bonaventure: Dragon @ Sint Maartenskerk, Kortrijlk, Belgium
Jun 21 @ 4:30 pm

Performed by Michael Bonaventure

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