His acousmatic compositions are intended not only for concerts but also for exhibitions (Charlotte Marchal, sculptor; Axel Miret, painter), choreogrpahies (Michèle Noiret), fashion design (Azniv Afsar), short films (Jérôme Thomas), and documentary films (André Dartevelle). Collaboration with artists working in other fields, especially in the visual arts, has led Stephan Dunkelman to experimentation that has enriched and brought into focus the ‘space’ that music must englobe. It has also allowed him to develop the imaginal qualities of the sonic material he uses in his concert music.
Stephan Dunkelman obtained a graduate degree in acousmatic composition (1999) as a student of Annette Vande Gorne at the Conservatoire royal de Mons (Mons, Belgium).
His music has won prizes and honours at several international competitions: Music for Multimedia at Bourges (2004); ex æquo Public’s Prize at Métamorphoses 2000; award (1998) and special mention (1993) at the Stockholm Electronic Arts Award; honourable mention at Prix Ars Electronica (1995); and finalist in the Luigi Russolo Competition (1991).
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Brussels (Belgium), 1956 – Brussels (Belgium), 2020