Composer, guitarist and photographer Eryck Abecassis.
Eryck Abecassis is a French composer (born 1956 in Alger). A self-taught guitarist and photographer, Eryck Abecassis settled in Paris in 1979 and took up cinema studies before turning definitively to music in the early eighties. A pupil of Julien Falk for harmony and counterpoint, he also studied orchestration at the CIM jazz school. In 1994 he took part in the instrumental research workshop at Ircam, and then, in 1997, followed the computer music course.
His work is based on the notion of ‘noise music’, instrumental hybridisation and sound synthesis. Abecassis body of work is very broad, from classical and theater to avant garde and street performances. Online you will find mostly recent solo projects, of his classical work little can be found. But on Youtube you can find many examples of his theater work, street performances and the trio KERNEL of which Abecassis is a member (together with Kasper T. Toeplitz and Wilfried Wendling). His music, on the fringes of traditional trends, rejects any kind of modern academicism.