Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete (Lyon, 1978) is an artist with various working methods that have their origin in sound, based on musical interpretation as a creative criticism, moving towards intervention and creation, both in music and in the plastic arts.
As an interpreter he has premiered more than 70 works as a soloist and in chamber music, recorded on several occasions for the radio and labels, playing at the most important halls and festivals in Europe and America. Between 2006 and 2016, in Spain, he co-founded and directed SMASH ensemble, focussed on the creation and promotion of contemporary music.
As of 2015, his work has extended to include the plastic arts developing a new type of interpretation, an intervention in music performance: “Plastic Extension of Music”. Exhibiting and taking part at artistic residences in Spain, France, Germany and Portugal, his visual work ranges from photography to painting, from installations to documentaries.
In the field of composition his works evolve in different outputs: classical format (Second prize at 7th International Competition of Composition Quatuor Molinari 2019), theatre, experimental performance and poetry. In 2021, he will be a composer-in-residence at the Civitella-Ranieri Foundation.
He studied in Mexico, France, Netherlands and Portugal. Currently lives and works between Paris and Malmö, being a PhD candidate-Artistic Research Fellow at Malmö Music Academy in Lund University, Sweden.
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