Benjamin Thigpen

Benjamin Thigpen’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Aberdeen, Brussels, Corfu, Crest, Helsinki, Huddersfield, Leicester, Ljubljana, Montréal, Paris, Poitiers, Saint Petersburg, São Paulo, Stockholm, Strasbourg, Toronto and Troy…

Benjamin Thigpen, nomad, born in the United States of America, naturalized in France. After dropping out of conservatory, he studied literature and aesthetics, travelled extensively and lived…

He returned to music through electronic composition, moved to Europe and abandoned his doctoral studies. He taught computer music at IRCAM (Paris, France), at the University of Washington (USA), and at the Conservatorio di Cuneo (Italy); he currently teaches at the Conservatoire royal de Mons / Arts2 (Belgium).

He creates music for loudspeakers — as a composer and as a performing electronic musician. He composes in various European electroacoustic studios (GRM, EMS, VICC, STEIM) and gives concerts throughout the world.

He performs in the duo Rust with instrument inventor and composer Jean-François Laporte, in Les Frères Bobine with composer and electronic musician Stefano Bassanese, and in Fluid Identities with cellist Benjamin Carat.

He thinks that music is not a language but a lived visceral experience, and that it is not the art of sound but the art of the transcendence of sound.

[ix-17]

Benjamin Thigpen

Wilmington (Delaware, USA), 1959

Residence: Paris (France)

  • Composer

bt@benjaminthigpen.net

Associated groups

On the web

Benjamin Thigpen [Photo: Bea Borgers, Ohain (Belgium), October 24, 2018]
Benjamin Thigpen [Photo: Bea Borgers, Ohain (Belgium), October 24, 2018]

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
August 27, 2018 Benjamin Thigpen, espoir (2003) Les territoires du son 12.48 / Radio Saint Ferréol (France)
August 27, 2018 Benjamin Thigpen, brief candle (2005) Les territoires du son 12.48 / Radio Saint Ferréol (France)
August 27, 2018 Benjamin Thigpen, 0.95652173913 (2005) Les territoires du son 12.48 / Radio Saint Ferréol (France)
July 9, 2018 Benjamin Thigpen, pulse: pulse ii (2010-15) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
July 9, 2018 Benjamin Thigpen, pulse: pulse iii (2010-15) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
May 3, 2018 Benjamin Thigpen, still: still ii (2007-09) Battiti: Cubano Be, Cubano Bop / Rai radio 3 (Italy)
February 27, 2018 Benjamin Thigpen, still: still i (2007-09) Cosmogol 999: 157 Clank Clank / Jet FM 91.2 (France)
January 25, 2018 Benjamin Thigpen, still: still ii (2007-09) Late Night Shift / Radio Klara (Belgium)
January 2, 2018 Benjamin Thigpen, pulse: pulse iii (2010-15) Fantaasia / Klassikaraadio (Estonia)
January 1, 2018 Benjamin Thigpen, pulse (2010-15) L’expérimentale / France Musique (France)
December 4, 2017 Benjamin Thigpen, still: still i (2007-09) The Parish News (UK)
November 21, 2017 Benjamin Thigpen, still: still iv (2007-09) Klangwelten / Eldoradio (Germany)

By continuing browsing our site, you agree to the use of cookies, which allow audience analytics.