Dominique Barthassat, composer,
pianist, sound architect
Born in Geneva (Switzerland) where he studied
at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève. This was followed by studies
of computer-assisted composition in Paris with Iannis Xenakis and at IRCAM
Creator of a multi-dimensional approach to teaching music, Barthassat
founded the CEM - Centre Exploration Musicale in 1987 where he teaches
his techniques in a novel experimental set-up. By
this way, he is also contributes to the development of a culture of peace,
humanitarian actions and education.
As an innovative pianist, he was invited to perform for the Indian Parliament
in New Delhi in 1997. Since then, he has developed a musical exchange
between east and west with Indian musicians.
Dominique Barthassat has composed a number of acoustic space pieces for
voice and instruments - Acoustic
Environment linked with art and architecture - notably for several
European museums. He has also composed music for film, video, theatre,
He created the concept of Sound
Architecture which was inaugurated at Telecom 99 and has developed
Navigators (to project sound architecture) such as: the acoustic envelope,
sound screen, acoustic well, acoustic design, musical icons which can
be used in art, culture, interior design, education, tourism, and communication.
He is currently writing «Opus Anello», a multi-dimensional
opera in-situ, as well as "La Messe sur le Monde", based on
a text of Teilhard de Chardin.