Pierre BohemondEaston, PA
Pierre Bohémond began exploring the depths of his musical ability at the young age of twelve while living in Argenteuil, France. He would spend the better part of his day teaching himself the guitar, while composing enchanting melodies that continue to echo throughout his compositions. His professional music career really took off in the 1970’s as a rock musician under the name Pierre Bohé, playing lead guitar in various original groups, composing scores, and producing records. From 1978 – 1979 in New York City, he studied songwriting with Albert Hague, Tony Award-winning composer best known for his role in the movie and television series ”Fame.” In 1979 Pierre Bohé was published as an Artist/Co-Producer on the Buddah Records label in New York City with Tony Camillo, the producer of Gladys Knight and the Pips, as his producer and mentor. Pierre continued writing and producing records until leaving the scene in the mid 80’s.
In 1997, with the advent of computer music, Pierre became intrigued with MIDI music production and digital studio techniques. He produced countless orchestral scores, but due to the poor sound quality of the MIDI instruments his compositions couldn’t be truly appreciated. Music technology eventually caught up to Pierre’s holistic vision with the arrival of Orchestral Instrument Sampling, which gave birth to his dynamic orchestral music compositions and productions. In 2009 he turned to Steinberg’s HALion Symphonic Orchestra and the Vienna Symphonic Library to produce his Ballet music with impressive results. Pierre’s orchestrations, although influenced by the detail studies of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Principles of Orchestration and Igor Stravinsky’s musical scores, are original, refreshing, and enduring. March 21, 2014 American Repertory Ballet performed the world premiere of his ballet composition “Dreams Interrupted” with Choreography by Trinette Singleton.
2017 developing a new ballet with a Cubist Theme inspired by Picasso’s painting “Les Demoiselles d”Avignon” written for Chamber Orchestra (Woodwinds, Strings and Percussion) – orchestral mock-up composed with Steinberg Dorico will be posted soon.
Current Ballet Compositions – available at SoundCloud.com/pierre-bohemond
1- Dreams Interrupted (Choreography by Trinette Singleton)
2- Mythology Ballet
4- Valse Morose (Morose Waltz) Pas de Deux
Dreams Interrupted – Full Ballet – Choreography by Trinette Singleton, Music by Pierre Bohemond
The story of the ballet – A young ballerina has good dreams interrupted by nightmares. She meets a dancer in the good dream and falls in love, but by the end of the ballet the nightmare takes him away from her.
“Dreams Interrupted Ballet” World Premiere Performance March 21 & March 22 2014 at the Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts, Rahway, NJ by American Repertory Ballet Company – Choreography by Trinette Singleton. Other performances at Rider University’s Bart Luedeke Center, Lawrenceville, NJ and at Raritan Valley Community College