A French composer born February 20, 1980 in Nantes.
A pianist by training, Nicolas Mondon took advanced classes in vocal accompaniment and improvisation. He studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of Michaël Levinas, Yan Maresz, Alexandros Markeas and Gérard Pesson. He also followed the composition session of Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont (2005) and the music computing course of Ircam (2009-2012).
In 2012, with musicians from the Paris Conservatory, he founded the variable ensemble InSoliTus, an ensemble devoted to the diffusion of today’s music.
With a mind open to the world and to highly contrasting worlds of music, Mondon is particularly interested in traditional Asian music as well as tone-colour and the instrumental possibilities of the prepared piano. He has composed for all groupings: solo instrument (Etude Carillon for prepared piano, 2016), chamber music (Quattro Foci, septet, 2008, first performed by the ensemble Neue Musik Berlin; Cinq Miniatures, 2014, commissioned by Radio France for Alla Breve; Trio for flute, saxophone and prepared piano, 2016, commissioned by L'imaginaire), orchestral music (Berceuse-tableaux, 2007, premiered by the Orchestre Pasdeloup).
Nicolas Mondon is currently preparing a thesis on the ‘structural elements of gamelan music as an enrichment and renewal of compositional processes’.