An Italian composer from Argentina born November 18, 1966 in Buenos Aires.
Daniel D’Adamo studied philosophy and music in Buenos Aires. In 1992 he entered the Lyons Conservatory where he was taught composition by Philippe Manoury. He also studied electronics and computer music, training he continued at Ircam (1996-1997) with Tristan Murail and Brian Ferneyhough. Brought to general attention by Voices (1996) during his participation in the Forum for Young Composers in Montreal, he was then in residence at the prestigious Villa Medici (1997-1999) and co-founded, in Rome, the festival Musica XXI. The holder of a DEA in musicology from the University of Paris VIII (on the subject of perception and the apprenticeship of dodecaphonic music, 2002), he has been the titular teacher of the composition class at the Rheims Conservatory since 2009. Performed throughout the world by ensembles of international renown (Nouvel Ensemble Moderne de Montréal, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Nuova Consonanza, etc.), the music of Daniel D’Adamo is characterised by investigation into musical time, theatricality (Die Runde Zahl, 1999) and the theme of the double (D’ombra I, 1997). His style blends an eye for detail in notation, articulations and modes of play, with a search for expressivity, an exploration of sound space and a rethinking of the text/music relationship. Among his other works are Madrigali (2007, premiered during a residence at Royaumont), Cerclé (2007, commissioned by the French state) and Nuits-Cassations (2010).