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Akousma Festival

pre-AKOUSMA, October 4 – 8:00pm - Eastern Bloc

Born 1977, Sébastien Rouxcame to music as a guitarist in different rock groups until beginning a career as an electronic music composer, working along an eclectic variety of formal trajectories: records (solo as well as collaborations with Greg Davis, Vincent Epplay, and Eddie Ladoire), acousmatic music concerts, improvisations (with Kim Myhr and David Fennech), audiovisual performances (with Kurt D’Haeseleer), music for dance (collaborations with Lionel Hoche, DD Dorvillier and Sylvain Prunenec), radiophonic art (he was awarded the Radio Art Prize by La Muse en Circuit in 2005), live music for cinema (for Nanouk of the North, in collaboration with Vincent Epplay), sound installations (most notably a series entitled “Wallpaper Music”, as well as the soundtrack for Precisions Sur les Vagues, with Celia Houdart at the Festival d’Avignon in 2008), sound walks (with Célia Houdart, at Evento Festival 2009 in Bordeaux and at the Festival d’Avignon in 2010), sound design (with designer and architect Olivier Vadrot). Roux worked as a musical assistant to composers Georges Aperghis, Gérard Pesson and Morton Subotnick.

He has performed in Europe, Australia and North America. He has been invited by several festivals including Musique Action (Nancy) Nuit d’hiver (Marseille), Netmage (Bologna), Whynote (Dijon), Présence Electronique (Paris), Musica (Strasbourg), Net Days (Bruxelles), Santarcangelo (Italy), Akousma (Montreal).

His work is documented by Brocoli, Apestaartje, 12k, Carpark, Room 40, n-rec and Optical sound. He was composer in residence during the 2009-2010 season at Studio Césaré in Reims, and Lauréat du programme “Hors les Murs” de l’Institut français.