Biography 

Daniel D’Adamo was born in Buenos Aires in 1966. In 1992 he moved to France and studied with Philippe Manoury. In 1997 he attended the IRCAM working with Tristan Murail and Brian Ferneyhough.

From 1997 to 1999 he enters the French Academy in Rome, at Villa Medici, working on several projects and directing the Musica XXI festival.

In 2000, Radio France programmed a first monographic concert followed by the released of a CD by Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Court Circuit and Ircam. In 2006 he received the Boucourechliev award together with a new commission for large ensemble : « Frontières-Alliages ». In 2007 and 2010, he was in residence at the Abbaye de Royaumont, where he composed « Madrigali », for three singers and ensemble playing on baroque instruments and « Nuits-Cassation » for wind ensemble playing on classical instruments. In 2011, he started the composition of « The Lips Cycle », a series of chamber pièces with electronics, as well as « Plier/Déplier » a string quartet with electronics, commissioned by the French Government.

In 2012, the Contrechamps Ensemble programmed a double portrait concert Webern – D’Adamo, and first performed his piece: « Tout lieu habité».

From 2013 to 2018 he composed several new Works including « La haine de la musique » (The hate of music) a monodrama for one actor, ten musicians and electronics on the essay by the french writer Pascal QUIGNARD, first performed by the TM+ ensemble during the Musica Festival in Strasbourg, in the Philarmonie de Paris and in the Music house of Nanterre (France). In 2017 he composed his first chamber opera « Kamchatka », performed in the Colon opera house of Buenos Aires, in the Dunois theater in Paris and recently at the Dixon Theater of New York city.

His last piece « Sur vestiges » for string quintet will be first performed in Paris in October 2018 by the Béla string quartet and Noémi Boutin, a cd with this piece And F. Schubert’s string quintet is being released in 2019.

He is actually working on a string quartet with electronics for the Tana string quartet, commissioned by the Ircam and by the Tana string quartet and on the composition of a new chamber opera and a new piece for symphonic orchestra.

The music of Daniel D’Adamo has been performed in North and South America, in Asia and Europe. He collaborated with Tana and Bela string quartets, K/D/M/ trio, Court Circuit, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Accroche Note, Ensemble XXI, L’Instant Donné, Sillages, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, TM+, Les Cris de Paris, Poïésis, Almaviva, Linéa, Spectra (Belgium), Nuove Sincronie (Italy), Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (Canada), Contrechamps (Switzerland), etc. His pieces have been performed in music festivals such us Présences, Agora, Musica, Manifeste, Biennale de Lyon, Les Musiques de Marseille (France), Inventionen (Germany), Nuova Consonanza, RomaEuropa, Traiettorie (Italy), Journée de Contrechamps (Switzerland), Archipel (Switzerland), BIFEM (Australia), etc.

Since 2002, Daniel D’Adamo lives and works in Paris.

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