Valerio De Bonis (1981) has received an Honorable Mention at the Gaudeamus Prize (AMSTERDAM 2008), at the IV edition of DIGIFESTIVAL (FLORENCE 2008), at the 36th Concours Internationaux de d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges (FRANCE 2009), the first prize at the DIGIFESTIVAL (FLORENCE 2009), the Silver Prize at Hollywood Screenplay Contest (LOS ANGELES 2013), an Honorable Mention at the PRIX DESTELLOS (ARGENTINA 2014) and the renowned Grand Prize at Hollywood Screenplay Contest (LOS ANGELES 2014).
His works have been selected by the Moving Image Filmfestival (TORONTO 2008), NYCEMF (NY 2009), ECU (FRANCE 2009), IFF (IRELAND 2010), Newfilmmakers Spring fest 2010 (NY 2010), Swansea Bay filmfestival (UK 2011), Heart of England IFF (UK 2011), Waterpieces Contemporary Art & Videoart Festival (LATVIA 2001), Shams-The Sunflower (LEBANON 2011), Budapest International Shortfilm Festival (HUNGARY 2011), ExTeresa Arte Actual and Universidad Autónoma Xochimilco (MEXICO 2011), IYFF (UK 2011), IFF (SOUTH AFRICA 2011), IFFA (AUSTRALIA 2011), Dare Media SFF (IRELAND 2011), CeC (INDIA 2012), Currents Santa Fe festival (New Mexico 2013), Segnali (Perugia 2013), CCA (Tbilisi 2013), ICMC (Australia 2013), Video Art Festival MIDEN (Greece 2013), Synchresis III (Spain 2013), Fresh Minds Festival (Texas 2014), 2015 ISCM (Miami 2015) and NYCEMF (New York 2015).
His composition “Al peccatore” was selected within the call for the 5th Federazione CEMAT CD release “Punti di Ascolto” 2012.
He is graduated in Electronic Music at the Conservatory of Potenza, and is currently attending the post graduate “Music and New Technologies” course at the “L. Refice” Conservatory of Frosinone under the supervision of Professor Alessandro Cipriani.
He has obtained an artistic residence at ZKM (Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie) in Karlsruhe (Germany).
He was Contract Professor for the “Audio Recording” course in the Conservatory of Potenza (ITALY) and now he is collaborating with the Institute of Acoustic and Sensors of the CNR (National Research Council of Rome) as external expert.
His research explores the role of several dimensions like voice, gesture and interaction in the domain of electronic music; in every performance or composition he tries to reinterpret their meaning with a little touch of "surreality".