A French composer born April 12, 1961 in Vincennes.
Moved by a twofold interest for music and for literature, Thierry Blondeau studied composition at the Paris Conservatory and the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. In residence at the Villa Medici from 1994 to 1996, he was a laureate of the Villa Medici programme fuori i muri for his collaboration with the Musée Tinguely in Basel two years later. The composer then continued his career with a long series of residences (ENM in Brest, 1998-2000; Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, 2000; Annecy, 2000-2002) interspersed with various invitations, that for example of the DAAD in Berlin. A teacher of acoustic and electro-acoustic composition at the Marc Bloch University in Strasburg since 2003, he teaches composition at the conservatories of Aulnay-sous-Bois and Blanc-Mesnil, and devotes a great part of his output to teaching pieces so that all levels of ability may have access to new pieces that are musically demanding. The founder, with Jean-Luc Hervé, of the Biotop(e) initiative that promotes listening to works while taking into account the spatio-temporal environment, Thierry Blondeau is the composer of some 90 pieces, in which chamber music and instrumental ensemble music play a predominant role. His works include Ici et là, Plötzlich, Au-delà, Pêle-Mêle, Les espaces préludiques, as well as the series of Lieux and Non lieux.