"There is in Bravi an unprejudiced investigation into the potential of sounds. But the musical composition is also how the sounds are arranged, how they act. In Bravi's works they act in an admirable, absorbed proceeding with shots of surprising singability." - Mario Gamba - Il Manifesto Alias - January 2014.
Daniele Bravi's music is based on an accurate research of tone colours which he achieves by using classical instruments and on the manipulation of the concept of time: the extremely conscious use of the sound material enables him to control impressions of the flow of time.
Bravi's musical ideas are connected with philosophy, mathematics, physics and architectural principals like on La Curva di Lìgaso (2004) for piano, Rifrazioni Lontane (2004) for orchestra (first price at the Musica Europa-2004 international competition - Salvatore Sciarrino President of the Jury), the Quartetto n.2 (2005) for string quartet written for the Arditti quartet and Meditazione Prima 'in Eco' - Hommàge à Descartes (2002) for ensemble that has been selected by the Italian National Commitee of Music - CIDIM and by the International Association of Music Centre - IAMIC to rappresent the italian contemporary music during the concert/conference IAMIC 2007 (June 2007) in Wellington – New Zealand.
Daniele Bravi began to study composition very young on his own and followed the same path as those Italian composers who in the last thirty years have begun their musical training in Italy to then complete it in France.
Born in Rome in 1974, Bravi started studying composition at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome where he achieved his diploma cum laude, also winning the Marcello Intendente prize for the best diploma of the academic year.
He then studied for three years at the Conservatory of Strasbourg under the guidance of Ivan Fedele and obtained the diploma in 2006. and later with Salvatore Sciarrino, Pascal Dusapin, Wolfgang Rihm and Helmut Lachenmann.
From 2006 until 2008 he studied composition and electronic music (C.A.C – Open Music and Live Electronics – Max/Msp) at IRCAM in Paris (selected by the comité de lecture of the Ircam and the Ensemble Intercontemporain).
Initially influenced by the works of C.E. Ives, he later developed his studies on the spatialization of sound and on timbral research in constant contact with the performers.
This exploration of sound is part of a clear formal context, characterized by an economy or material and a continuous reference to musical fragments, paying particular attention to the “musical perception” of the listener.
He has composed on commission for Biennale di Venezia 54° festival di musica contemporanea (2010), 59° festival (2015) and 63° festival (2019) - Italy, festival "Archipel" - Geneva, "Radio Suisse Romande", festival "Musica" - Strasbourg, "I.R.C.A.M." - Paris, "Stockholm New Music Festival", Bargemusic festival - New York, festival “Traiettorie (2016)” - Parma, festival Veranstaltungsreihe ed.2011 - Wien, festival "Acanthes 2005" - Metz, festival "Suona Francese", al BKA-Theater - Berlin, "Seconda Rassegna Di Musica Contemporanea Italiana" - Peking, festival "A Tempo" - Podgorica, festival "Musica Europa 2004" - Rome, Limerick and Tallinn, "Prima Rassegna Di Musica Contemporanea Italiana" - Strasbourg, festival "Zilele Muzich Contemporane" - Bacäu XVIII edition, "Cantiere Internazionale D'Arte" - Montepulciano, festival "Nuova Consonanza" - Rome, Festival Rondò - Milan, Festival MICO – Bologna, The International Keyboard Institute & Festival 16th Season - New York, Sügifest 2014 - Tallinn, Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP) in Boston.
Bravi's music has been performed by remarkable instrumentalists such as the Arditti string quartet, Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Francesco Dillon, Marco Rogliano, Quartetto Maurice, the Algoritmo and Prometeo ensemble conducted by Marco Angius, the Vortex ensemble, Sentieri Selvaggi ensemble conducted by Carlo Boccadoro, the Ensemble Stroma the World Youth Chamber Orchestra (W.Y.C.O), Divertimento Ensemble, Ensemble L'Imaginaire, Oh Ton-Ensemble, the clarinettists Guido Arbonelli, Roberta Gottardi, Jean-François Charles, the pianists Jay Gottlieb, Anna D’Errico, Alfonso Alberti, Maria Grazia Bellocchio, Massimiliano Ferrati, the guitarist Luigi Attademo and the flutist Mario Caroli, Keiko Murakami and Matteo Cesari and broadcasted by Radio Rai Tre, Rai Sat, Radio Suisse Romande and Radio New Zealand.
Since 2007 he is professor of composition in Italy. He has taught at the Conservatory fo music Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina of Cagliari, the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi of Turin, the Conservatory Tito Schipa of Lecce, the Conservatory Umberto Giordano of Foggia and the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Giuseppe Verdi of Ravenna. Currently he is Chair Professor of composition at Conservatory of Music "Ottorino Respighi" - Italy.
Bravi has been invited to give lectures and master-classes at the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki), Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Tallinn), Conservatoire de Musique de Strasbourg and Conservatoire de Musique de Genève.
His first monographic CD “Del Vero e Del Falso” (Stradivarius - Times Future Series) has been recorded by Arditti Quartet, Donatienne Michelle-Dansac, Algoritmo Ensemble, Ensemble Vide, Roberta Gottardi, Matteo Cesari, Keiko Murakami, Anna D’Errico, Marco Rogliano, Béatrice Zawodnick and Marco Angius.