Demian Rudel Rey (Buenos Aires, Argentina - 1987), composer and guitarist.
Demian is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Instrumental Composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon with Martín Matalon and Philippe Hurel (composition) as well as with Michele Tadini (musical technologies). In addition, he was selected to take part in the "Barcelona Modern Project - Institut Français" with José Manuel López López, the Mixtur Festival Workshop with Tristan Murail, the IDEA Masterclass with Franck Bedrossian, the Manifeste-IRCAM Academy and the Université d'Altitude with Yann Robin, Raphaël Cendo and the Quatuor TANA. He has also participated in masterclasses and followed conferences by Francis Dhomont, Horacio Vaggione, Michaël Levinas, Helmut Lachenmann, Stefano Gervasoni, Natasha Barrett, Simha Arom, Michel Chion, Alexander Schubert, Annette Vande Gorne, Robert Normandeau, Hans Tutschku, Hèctor Parra, Wolfgang Heiniger, Mario Mary, Mauricio Sotelo, among others.
In Argentina, he obtained his Higher Diplomas in Musical Arts specialized in Guitar at the "Astor Piazzolla" Conservatory where he studied with Walter Ujaldón and Luis Caparra, and at the EMBA (Escuela de Música de Buenos Aires). Demian holds a Bachelor's Degree in Composition and a Master's Degree in Combined Arts from the National University of Arts, where he studied with Santiago Santero.
Demian has received many awards and honorable mentions in various national and international composition competitions such as Musicworks Composition Contest 2017 (Canada), Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition 2017 (USA), Prix André-Jolivet 2017 (France), Destellos Foundation 2017, 2016 and 2015 (Argentina), Forum Wallis Ars Electronica 2017 (Switzerland), Juan Carlos Paz 2017 from the National Arts Fund (Argentina), CAMU-TRINARG 2017 (Argentina), CICEM 2016 (Monaco), Métamorphoses 2016 (Belgium), Matera Intermedia 2016 (Italy), TRINAC-UNESCO 2016, 2015 and 2012 (Argentina), The IndieFEST Film Awards 2016 (USA), Konex Mozart Award 2016 (Argentina), Martirano Memorial Composition Award 2016 (USA), Rapee Sagarik Composition Award 2016 (Thailand), FAUNA Artistic Festival 2015 (Argentina), CONDIT 2014 (Argentina), PEMC 2014 (Argentina), SADAIC 2013 (Argentina), BIENAL Bahía Blanca 2013 (Argentina), TRIME-UNESCO 2012 (Argentina), FINM 2012 (Argentina), etc.
His pieces have been selected and programmed at Klingt gut! (Germany), EMUFest (Italy), Alcôme "Le Miroir" (France), Musinfo (France), MUSLAB (Mexico), Interensemble (Italy), ICMC (United States), SIRGA (Spain), Bahía[in]sonora (Argentina), Zèppelin (Spain), Exhibitronic (France), TEM Contemporanea Acusmatica (Italy), Sonosíntesis (Mexico), Open Circuit (United Kingdom), San Francisco Tape Music (USA), SIME (France), Edison Studio (Italy), Ai-Maako (Chile), Logos Foundation (Belgium), eviMus (Germany), Matera Intermedia (Italy), FILE (Brazil), CEMI Circles (USA), Sonicscape (South Korea), OUA EMF (Japan), and others. His string quartet "Theophilus" has represented Argentina at the ISMC, World Music Days 2017 in Canada, also his work for percussion and electronics (commissioned by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in collaboration with GRAME and Jean Geoffroy) has participated in the 2018 International Percussion Festival - Third IPEA International Percussion.
His music was played by the Quatuor Tana, the Ensemble Alest, Atelier XX-21 conducted by Fabrice Pierre, the CNSMDL's Orchestra conducted by Roberto Forés Veses, the Ensemble Écoute conducted by Fernando Palomeque, Ensemble Chromosphère, the Emily Carr String Quartet, the Quartetto Mitja, the EMC DAMus conducted by Santiago Santero, the Barcelona Modern Ensemble conducted by Xavier Pagès-Corella, the Interensemble, the Ensemble TROPI, the Cuarteto Argentum conducted by Marcelo Delgado, Gonzalo Ariel Juan, Joan Martí-Frasquier, among others.
He defines his music as "a dynamic and explosive time experience as a sort of supernova". The notion of an irregular temporality, sometimes dilated and sometimes contracted, is very important in the structure of his works. In a similar way, the rhythm and the harmony are inseparable from the temporal development of his pieces; they form a discontinuous line that changes by different musical processes. Within his compositions, each musical idea must be linked to a unique temporality and also to a timbre of its own. At the same time, he is particularly interested in sounds that have a fragile and unpredictable sonorities. Many of his compositions are inspired by literature or pictorial sources and he often work on the idea of the oxymoron in my music, featuring antagonistic musical elements that are connected.
Demian Rudel Rey is the coordinator at the Bahía[in]sonora Festival (Argentina) and member at the Association EChO – Création Musicale (France). He was composer in residence at the GEAM Ensemble. On the other hand, he received the "Nguyen Thien Dao du Centre international Nadia et Lili Boulanger" 2019-2020, Mécénat Musicale de la Société Générale 2018-2019, “Gisela Timmermann 2018” and "Gisela Timmermann 2017" del Mozarteum Argentino and BECAR from the Argentine Cultural Ministry scholarships. His works are published by BabelScores (France), Métamorphoses (Belgium), Taukay Edizioni Musicali (Italy) and CMMAS (Mexico).