A French composer born June 21, 1958 in Saint-Omer.
After his studies at the Paris Conservatory (Pierre Schaeffer, Guy Reibel) and at the University of California San Diego (Roger Reynolds, Jean-Charles François), Nicolas Vérin collaborated with many composers and institutions, including Pierre Henry, Vinko Globokar, Michaël Levinas, Ircam, Ina-GRM. He teaches electro-acoustic and instrumental composition at the Evry Conservatory.
Although rooted in electro-acoustic music and an approach based on composition with sounds rather than with notes, he has also written many instrumental pieces and mixed music in particular. His work is founded on the musical gesture, the life and the morphology of sound. His works often leave a creative role for the performer, and he also practises improvisation, notably with Louis Sclavis in the Cécile Ensemble.
His music, played in many concerts and festivals, is published by Jobert and by Dhalmann; several of works are available on CD, two CDs being devoted exclusively to his works.
He has been composer in residence in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France and a laureate of the Villa Medici fuori i muri. He has received many commissions, notably from the French State: Instabile for ensemble and electronics (1992), Di un temporale for orchestra and electronics (1994), Mariposa clavada que medita su vuelo for flute and electronics (1996), Jardín de acero for soprano and ensemble (2007). His works, a theatre in sound of his fascination for time and its complexity (La lueur et la fumée, musical show, 1993), reflect a plurality of languages (Ushba et Tetnuld, multimedia opera, 2014).