Xavier Bonfill is a Catalan composer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is currently studying in the Soloist Class (advanced postgraduate programme) at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, under guidance from Jeppe Just Christensen, Niels Rosing-Schow and Hans Peter Stubbe Teglbjærg. His music has been performed in Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania and China by musicians and ensembles like Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Avanti! sinfonietta, Quatour Diotima, NEKO3, Jean Thorel, Anna Alàs, María Hinojosa and Copenhagen Piano Quartet. He has received financial support from the Danish Composers Society (DKF), the Ministry of Culture of Catalonia (OSIC) and from the Phonos Foundation - Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (UPF). His most ambitious piece to date, “YES FOR NO” (for symphony orchestra, 3 soloists, live-electronics and light) was premiered in March 2020 by NEKO3, Jessica Cottis and the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
In his work, Xavier Bonfill creates a form for dialogue between different kinds of media and art forms, between text, image, acoustic and electronic sound. The point of departure is often found in quotes from different sources such as philosophy, literature, mythology or pop-culture, that will later be manipulated and seen with other eyes throughout the creative process. His artistic output encompasses works for traditional instruments, electronics, video and other multimedia formats such as interactive websites and apps. He often places himself in his pieces as a performer, in an attempt to pursue a personal and distinctive approach to composition, improvisation and performance in electronic music.