about

Jonathan Bell (1982) is a composer. His music is influenced by Franco-Flemish polyphony, American minimalism (Morton Feldman), and spectral music. He graduated from the National Conservatory of Music of Paris (4 prizes), and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (Doctorate in Musical Composition). Since 2007, he collaborates intensely with the vocal ensemble De Caelis, which produces his music in numerous festivals (Île-de-France, European church music festival…), France Musique, and in collaboration with other ensembles (Links ensemble, choirs of several cathedrals). In Germany, he receives commissions from the Zafraan ensemble (Berlin) and SKAM (Stuttgart). In 2014-16, he followed a two-years IRCAM residency, where he developed the SmartVox web application, dedicated to the interpretation of computer-assisted speech polyphony. Since September 2017 he has been a lecturer in music at Aix-Marseille University and researcher at PRISM-lab-CNRS. In 2018, he is a resident at Casa de Velasquez/Membre de l’académie de France à Madrid, his music is played and presented in numerous computer music symposiums such as ICMC (New-York), NIME (Porto Allegre), Tenor (la Coruna, Montreal, Melbourne, Hamburg), SMC (Torino) and CMMR (Marseille).

CV: https://jonathanbell.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/CV-1Nov-English.pdf