A French composer born April 30, 1980 in Marcq-en-Baroeul.
With a diploma in art-therapy from the medical faculty of Tours and one in aesthetics and the practice of the arts from the University of Lille, Aurélien Dumont studied at the Paris Conservatory with Gérard Pesson and followed the composition and computer music course at Ircam.
Expressivity, musical scenography, transdisciplinarity and the particular relationship between tone-colour and form lie at the heart of his research. Dumont has been inspired by various literary references (Dickinson, Borges, Luca, Volodine) and has collaborated in particular with the poet Dominique Quélen (Villa des morts - variations sur le repli, 2006; Le fils de Prométhée, 2009; Abîme apogée, 2013). He often uses the traditional instruments of Japan, a country whose culture has been the inspiration for many works: Décor cordé - Nara III for oboe, viola, shamisen and percussion (2011); Croisées dormantes for chorus, shô and ensemble (2011); Kaimami for six baroque instruments and six traditional Japanese instruments (2012).
Dumont has received commissions from the French State (Himitsu no neya, chamber opera for female nô singer, 2012), from Radio France (Croisées dormantes, 2011), Grame (Fables asséchées, 2013), the festival Ars Musica in Belgium (Épopées – pauses pluitées, 2011), the festival Takefu in Japan (Berceuse et des poussières, 2012) and Péniche Opéra (Nix, 2012; Chantier Wozzek, 2014).