Violin player, producer, composer, interdisciplinary improvisation coach, who enjoys working in an international and multicultural environment and always looking for exchanges and collaborations between different artists and societies.
Born in Reunion Island, I am travelling the world with my violin. From the Mascarene Islands on the Indian Ocean to Paris, Warsaw, Prague and more (Asia, USA and Africa), I happily joined many bands as an improviser, nourishing my joy to meet people and share as much as possible. I was proud to participate in Festival Au desert 2011 and 2013 in Florence with the Tartit and the Tadalat as a violinist and also as an artistic director in “talking heArts” and “HYBRIS”, two experimental formations focusing on inter-disciplinary improvisation. I am the founding member of J3ZZ, a program series of live performances of contemporary sounds & free improvisation inspired by Hungarian Folk Music.
When not on stage, I enjoy composing soundtracks for films/documentaries and dance shows such as Grecsó Zoltán’s Willany Leó Improvizációs Táncszínház or What Happens When you Touch It from Slovenian dance company ENKNAP. Last but not least, I am also a guitarist, a singer and a songwriter and I work regularly on audio installations. From classical to contemporary music, spoken word, barn rock, bluegrass and pop music, I like to jump from one world to another.
From May 2 to 5 we had our first creative residency and the first show - actually the preview-performance - in the frame of the 19th edition of Fabbrica Europa Festival in Florence. In this interdisciplinary project every participant was involved to create this first step of our improvisation-based show on cultural diversity, urban environment and visions of a future Europe. Using the artistic materials created by the national groups before and during the residency we started to develop a common artistic language, the codes and signs for improvise on stage.
During these days at youth and music centre Sonoria by the public library BiblioteCaNova, we had a possibility to develop the show and to have an rehearsal opened to the youngsters and locals (4th May). The show was presented on the next day at Le Murate, in collaboration with Caffè Letterario. The lovely courtyard where the café is situated was a prison before but now includes a beautiful café, galeries and officies. It was a pleasure for us and luckily we had a big audience. The first part of the show, which was based mostly on a choreography which involved plastic textiles gave the atmosphere for the whole performance which was finally one hour long. We skipped some elements of the structure what we made before but we will increase them for the final performances that will be presented in August in Budapest in the frame of Sziget Festival, and in autumn in Bucharest.
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