Crane Lab III. Music by Guillaume Loizillion, Frédéric Maintenant and Hubert Michel.
Guillaume Loizillon lives and works in Paris. As a composer and musician, he has always been attracted to various experiences and wide artistic fields. lectronic music, improvisaion, sound poetry, sound installation, and interdiciplinary meetings etc.
In addition to his own projects, he has collaborated with artists such as Merce Cunningham, Barney Wilen, Joel Hubaut, Hektor Zazou, Jean-Marc Matos and Valère Novarina among others.
He is a senior lecturer of the Department of Music at Paris University 8. He organises sound creation courses as well as meetings between the music and the other arts, and is responsible for the sound creation of the postgraduate (MMus).
He co-founded an independent label TRACE Label specialising electroacoustic, sound art and improvisation which he developped collaborative projects online.
Being trained in Acoustics at Ircam, Frédéric Maintenant went on studying Jazz piano at Goldsmiths College, Jazz arrangement at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (UK), Composition at Bath Spa University (UK) with Philip Cashian and then became student researcher in music and artificial intelligence at the Open University (UK). He also studied composition at Acanthes with François-Bernard Mâche, Peter Eotvos or Klaus Huber .
He won several composition prizes in UK and his music has been performed and diffused throughout Europe. He has taught music at Paul Valery university in Montpellier (France) and is an associated researcher at the CNRS. He has given many conferences at Sorbonne, Ircam, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Cité de la Musique.
He has also collaborate with artists, film maaers, dancers, poets and in theatre.
In 2015, he was invited to present his music on France Musique. His music was also aired on BBC and France 3.
Hubert Michel was born in France in 1976.
In the midst of his technical studies in 1998, he discovered electroacoustic music. It allowed him to do the musical practice with the use of machines, without the traditional music theory. He then decided to devote himself to the composition of concrete music. He obtained a diplôme in Composition as well as the SACEM prize in 2001.
His music has its source in capturing sounds, soundscapes, and sound synthesis. For example, Quintessence is a voyage of exoplanets discovery, a suite Contemplations (published on the Esadhar / PiedNu label) offers a slice of life where the sounds of the city intersect the electronics.
Since the beginning of his practice of electroacoustic music, he has been fascinated by the possibility of sound spatialization. He has his own acousmonium: La Bétonneuse. Having been well recognized in this practice, he is in charge of the acousmonium in the festivals “PiedNu” and “Plages Sonores”, and a variety of composers have appreciated his multicast devices.
Other projects include a unique concrete music improvisation with “Concrètophone”, either solo, or in collaboration with other musicians, sound installations such as “Contact” that offers the audience to explore the composition instantly from the ground sensor, and ” Transition” which offers a sound immersion on life pathways of people who have moved from a country to another. He is also active at Module Etrange, a composer collective based in Rouen.
1/ Gravité (2016-2017) – Guillaume Loizillion Duration : 27:01.
2/ Galilée … parti dans les étoiles un soir de nouvelle lune pour support électronique (2006-2007) – Frédéric Maintenant
Duration : 10:16.
3/ !yx!ysz (2009) – Hubert Michel Duration : 5:09.
4/ Ligne de passage (2004) – Hubert Michel Duration : 8:21.
5/ Hydropismes (2012) – Hubert Michel Duration : 5:20.