French composer born 1961, died 29 November, 1994
Dominique Troncin first studied music at the Besançon Conservatory (CNR), where he attended classes of piano, organ and music theory from 1968 to 1990. He went on to study composition with Alain Louvier and electro-acoustic music with Michel Zbar at the Boulogne Conservatory (CNR), graduating cum lauda in 1985, and composition with Ivo Malec and Tristan Murail, analysis with Betsy Jolas, orchestration with Janos Komives, music theory with Marcel Blitsch and electro-acoustic music with Guy Reibel at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP).
He also studied piano with Dominique Merlet and Claude Helffer, and received a Master’s in Musicology from the Sorbonne.
A recipient of several grants from SACD (Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers) and from the Academy of Fine Arts, Dominique Troncin worked as an art therapist at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in 1988-1989. From 1987 to 1999, he was assistant director with Serge Kauffmann on a number of televsion programmes. He was also the coordinator and analysis professor at the American Conservatory in the Chateau of Fontainebleau, and from 1988, was assistant director of the Vitry Municipal Conservatory and a musical advisor for the city council in that town.
Noteable works include Des abîmes de l’oubli for four flutes and two synthesisers (1986), Sommeil sans fin for soprano and chambre ensemble (1986), the chambre opera Quand les oliviers marchent dans la plaine (1989), Seul for solo piano (1991) and Le Cantique d’Ezechias for baritone, double choir and orchestra (1992-1993).
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