A native of Fribourg, Switzerland, Dominique Schafer is a composer whose breadth of musical expression encompasses both, acoustic instrumentation and electroacoustic media. His music has been performed by ensembles and performers such as the Talea Ensemble, Garth Knox, Mario Caroli, Staatstheater Cottbus, Taipei Chinese Orchestra (TCO), Ensemble Proton Bern, and Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), at festivals including Musica Nova Finland, reMusik in St. Petersburg, and Acanthes Festival. In 2011-12 Dominique Schafer was awarded a 12-month fellowship from the Canton of Fribourg to reside at the Atelier Jean Tinguely of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France.
Dominique Schafer holds a PhD degree in Composition from Harvard University. His primary mentors in composition include Chaya Czernowin, Mario Davidovsky, Brian Ferneyhough, Paul Reale, and Helmut Lachenmann. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory at Chapman University, California. www.dominiqueschafer.com