A furious, impressionistic, sound journey through space and time, constructed from field recordings, modular electronics, contemporary classical and extreme guitar noise, sewn together with Penny Cliff’s poem "Red Line." premiered on Resonance FM
Vengeful Ghost Residency#2 Snape Maltings Festival of New
I'm currently working on Bells & Spells, starring Aurelia Thierée and directed byVictoria Thierée Chaplin, at the Coronet Theatre, Notting Hill, London - a piece for which I contributed original music and sound design. It runs here until the 14th Dec 2019
A week-long residency at Snape Maltings along with collaborators Alli MacInnes, Lewis Amar and Lia Mice, developing an immersive new work blurring the lines between performance, installation and sound sculpture. Vengeful Ghost honours the electric guitar’s unique outlaw status, while displacing it in search of new shapes. Open Session 16/11/19 at 19.00 Click image for info & tickets.
November 02, 2019
I've just finished scoring a short film about Moscow performance artist and theatre designer Masha Kechaeva, shot in Manhattan by Ksenia Rudenko.
12, 13 & 14 March 2019 La Ménagerie de Verre, Paris
11 August 2019 The Watermill Center, New York
2 aApril 2020 Théâtre du Garde-Chasse, Les Lilas
Tristan / Isolde
September 23, 2018
I will be working with director Charles Chemin and actor Caroline Breton on a new work which will be being developed in residency at the Watermill Center, NY, this autumn.
Sound and Music Portfolio Artist - Ludi Quartet
September 30, 2018
Proud to have been selected as one of Sound and Music's Portfolio artists. Along with fellow composers Alex Mackay (Mogwai) and Mark Rossi I'm working with Adrian Lee, Adrian Utley (Portishead) and the Ludi Quartet Kernow on innovative new pieces to make you think of the electric guitar in totally new ways, which will be premiered at AMATA in Falmouth University in Cornwall, UK in October 2018.
July 11, 2018
Contemporary dance collaboration with Marianna Kavallieratos. Two creatures travel through their own microcosms and universes. They sometimes coexist and other times fight each other; they meet and disappear, either exploring or ignoring each other. They constantly transform and falter on the edges of passion and hatred, altering and questioning themselves within the fluidity of sexual desire and their undefined identity. Next performance: Spoleto Festival 12th-14th July
June 27, 2018
Bastet is a contemporary dance piece that glorifies the strength and sensuality inherent within female nature. It is presented by the renowned choreographer Marianna Kavallieratos, composer/performerDom Bouffard and six Greek dancers on stage, over the SNFCC water canal.
Bells & Spells
July 11, 2018
Brand new theatre piece starring Aurelia Thierée and directed by Victoria Chaplin. Premieres 12 July 2018 at Spoleto Festival Dei 2 Mundi, Spoleto, Italy
Athens by Night
March 29, 2018
ATHENS BY NIGHT is an evening of theatre composed of the two Shakespeare plays happening in the Old Athens, Timon of Athens followed by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is an esthetical travel, where the actors navigate in the multiple layers of theatre in theatre and dreams within dreams, questioning the place of individual human beings in their social environment and blurring the line between theatre and reality. Premier: 30 March Craiova National Theatre, Romania.
October 12, 2017
I'm currently an artist-in-residence at the Watermill Centre, NY, working on my third dance collaboration with Marianna Kavallieratos. We're staging a preview /sharing at CPR in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on 12 Dec https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3129587
June 19, 2018
Collaboration with Charles Chemin. 20 Silences is a theatre piece and a musical work. A human being contemplates outer space. We witness his journey in time, and his conflicted interaction with the powerful environment that surrounds him. The soundscape, altered live by both the composer and an algorithm, enacts the impenetrable formation of galaxies, stars, planets, and the emergence of life forms. There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. A silence is a complex composition. Premiered at Babel Festival, Targoviste, Romania in 10 June 2017. Performed again at Conversazioni - 70° Teatro Olimpico Festival Vicenza, Italy.
Amazing Grace - with Daniel Hope
February 27, 2017
'Amazing Grace' - An improvisation with award winning violinist Daniel Hope. This featured on Hope's German #1 Classical album 'For Seasons which won the 2017 Echo Klassik award.
Tower of Babel - Robert Wilson
July 15, 2017
An original work for radio from globally renowned theatre director and artist Robert Wilson. In this multilingual sound-collage about the doomed proverbial tower of Babel, half a dozen languages are interwoven and juxtaposed. Tower of Babel recently won the 'Deutsches Horspielpreis der ARD', the highest award for a radio play in Germany. It is a co-production between the BBC and German radio stations HR, NDR, RBB and SWR.
February 10, 2016
Audio visual poem with Marianna Kavallieratos. Edited by Frederic Baillod.
Unperfect Actor - Rufus Wainwright
April 21, 2016
Performer and Arranger on Rufus Wainwright's album 'Take All My Loves'
February 18, 2016
In a voyage through industrial tornados and sonic wastelands, the words of Lawrence, Lichtenstein, Apollinaire and Rilke fuse and react with dark waves of noise, cut-ups, rock’n’roll and dada in an abstract sound-work, composed, produced & directed by Dom Bouffard for Hessischer Rundfunk, Germany and first broadcast on hr2 in 2015. It reached the final round of 2015's Karl-Sczuka-Preis and was nominated for the 2016 Kriegsblinden Preis.
June 19, 2014
Dance collaboration, presented by Klokworks, which premiered at Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2014
Choreography: Marianna Kavallieratos, Music: Dom Bouffard, Projections & Coding: Charles Sandison, Lighting: Elefteria Deko
Monsters of Grace II - Robert Wilson
November 09, 2013
Radio piecve collaboration with Robert Wilson. Texts, sound and music. Fragments from antiquity, the early modern and recent present. Lucretius to Goethe, Hölderlin to Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound to Christopher Knowles. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Knowles, Jürgen Holtz and Robert Wilson. ZKM⎥Museum of Contemporary Art for ARD Radio Play Days.
October 18, 2013
Contemporary dance collaboration with Marianna Kavallieratos. Four dancers seek a path which they keep changing as their actions create new destinations. Kavallieratos's interests lie in form, structure and action, simplicity and abstraction. And what of meaning? Could she be alluding to the contemporary quotidian in which action is not a conscious choice for some or serves as a way of evading thought? Might her images refer to a world in flux in which constant changes of direction have become inevitable? Premiered 19 Oct 2013 Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece.