A French composer born March 22, 1949 in Annonay.
A pianist by training, Bruno Ducol followed classical conservatory studies as well as taking philosophy and musicology at university before entering, in 1973, the Paris Conservatory. A pupil of Yvonne Desportes, Claude Ballif, Olivier Messiaen, André Boucourechliev and Pierre Schaeffer, he in turn taught analysis and orchestration in various regional conservatories (Metz, Strasburg, Paris), as well as at summer schools at the University of Campinas, and today at the Paris Conservatory. After residencies at the Villa Medici (1981-1983), the Casa Velázquez (1985-1987) and various journeys (Greece, South America, the Far East), his path as a composer has also been marked by encounters, notably with choreographers (Rocco), writers (Clarisse Nicoïdsky), stage directors (Jean-Claude Penchenat) and visual artists (Olivier Turpin). Bruno Ducol defines music as the manifestation of a natural pulsation and rhythm. The main elements in his compositional process, Greek rhythm and metre are highlighted on a multiplicity of levels, of strata, as well as a varied range of tone-colours and a subtle blending of colours. His compositions, for all groupings, are inspired by Antiquity, exotic nature, poetry and the pictorial arts. His works include Métalayi I (1976), Praxitèle (1986), Six études de rhythme (1992), Éclats de lune (1995), Les Cerceaux de feu (2000), Vibrations chromatics (2001), Fantasme en rouge (2006), Treize fenêtres (2006), Une griffure de lumière (2009), Für die Jugend (2010).