Composer of Classical
Michael Bonaventure (1962, Scotland) is a composer, concertizing organist, promoter of new and experimental music based in Edinburgh and Amsterdam. His sonic universe is heavily inspired by church liturgy and ritual, imaginary worlds, astronomical and supernatural phenomena; these influences are particularly evident in his many electronic, electro-acoustic, organ and choral works. Together with Huw Morgan and Lauren Redhead he is a member of the collective Automatronic, formed in 2013 to promote new music for organ and electronics. He is also organist of the Barclay Viewforth Church in Edinburgh. As an interpreter of new music, he has worked with a huge number of composers internationally, concertized throughout the UK, Europe & USA, on BBC Radio 3, premiered over 100 new works and made numerous CDs; these include four volumes of Contemporary British Organ Music on the sfz label, and the later organ cycles of Olivier Messiaen for Delphian Records.
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|Contemporary British Organ Music Volume 4||Paul Patterson / Michael Bonaventure||2012||Album|
|Contemporary British Organ Music Volume 3||Michael Bonaventure, Glyn Perrin, Yumi Hara-Cawkwell, Nicholas O'Neill, Timothy Salter, Huw Morgan, David Bedford, Ian McQueen||2011||Album|
|Contemporary British Organ Music Volume 2||Michael Bonaventure / Avril Anderson, David Sutton-Anderson||2010||Album|
|2000 Nails: Contemporary Organ Works||Michael Bonaventure||2005||Album|