Michael Bonaventure

Michael Bonaventure (b. 1962, Edinburgh), composer, concertising organist and promoter of new and experimental music based in Edinburgh & Amsterdam. Extended cyclic works predominate in his output, which includes a large number of electronic and electro-acoustic pieces as well as chamber, instrumental, choral and organ music. Recent examples are ‘Morphology’ (2017 – 18) for organ & electronics, ‘Seven Days’ (2011 – 16) for saxophones & piano, ‘Darenth’ (2011) and an ongoing and open-ended series of ‘Preludes, Interludes & Postludes’ (2016 -) for organ, ‘Castellations’ (2015) for carillon and ‘Trilogy’ (2008 – 16) for choir, organ & electronics. His music has been performed internationally, and many of his electronic works have been broadcast on Resonance EXTRA/Resonance FM radio. As a seasoned performer of contemporary music, with innumerable composer collaborations stretching back to the early 1980’s, he has concertised throughout the UK, in Europe & USA, on BBC Radio 3 & Radio Scotland, premiered over 100 new works and made numerous CDs.

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