An electric spike emerges
Springs into a fickle
spark of energy. A curve arises. Grows and peaks.
Flickering lights, flashing colours, sliding continuously and
branching into countless lines of
Burst of energy,
Unconscious state, paralysed fissure
grabbing, shaking, biting,
colliding endlessly with itself.
Hopelessness – Affliction
Then suddenly, it faints.
The curve fades away in the void
as it first appeared:
and yet so full of energy.
Born in France in 1995, Jonas Regnier started learning the piano at 13 and was admitted in Toulouse Conservatory (France) in 2013 in the organ class of Stéphane Bois, after obtaining his scientific high school diploma. Passionate about musical research and composition processes, he decided to specialize into contemporary composition after joining the composition classes of Bertrand Dubedout and Guy-Olivier Ferla, with whom he studied for three years. The technical and creative approach learned in these courses inspired him to develop methods capable of bridging scientific and artistic disciplines within his compositions. His sources of inspiration may come from Physics, Psychology, Literature, Biology, etc. He graduated and obtained his Musicology Bachelor degree at the Sorbonne University (Paris), and started a Master of Music in Composition at McGill University (Montreal) in 2018, under the supervision of Jean Lesage and Philippe Leroux.
Jonas Regnier is exploring both Instrumental and Electroacoustic composition with equal interest. He has already composed numerous Electroacoustic (fixed media) and Live Electronics pieces that have been performed in Contemporary Festivals in France, Belgium, Canada and the US. But his portfolio also includes compositions for solo instruments, chamber music, 15 instruments ensemble and orchestra: