Rémi Dury (Karlax)
Remi Dury studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in Pierre Schaeffer's and Guy Reibel's classes. In 1990, he co-founded with Serge de Laubier, the Puce-Muse studios, which he left 15 years later to found the ARTACTIL association where he developed the Tubx. In 2003, he created with Bernard Garabédian, the B.A.Ziques, an electronic instrumentarium designed for the collective practice of electroacoustic music. He composes and performs for the Nadia Xerri-L theater company, the Spideka dance company and Frédéric Firmin's drum trio. In 2004 he founds the DA FACT company. The Karlax is lanched on the marked in 2011 and receives the Grand Prix de l'Innovation from the City of Paris.
Jean Lochard (Karlax)
Jean Lochard is Réalisateur en Informatique Musicale, teaching at Ircam since 2001. He teaches acoustics, techniques for analysis-synthesis and real-time to young composers of the Computer music and Composition cursus at the department of pedagogy and cultural action. He also realized the Ircamax plugin for Ableton Live and Najo Max Interface, facilitating the use of the Max software. In parallel he pursues his work as an electronic musician: remix by Emilie Simon, film-concerts, performances with the Suonare e Cantare company, creation of applications for the Karlax, informatic realizations for Aril, Pierre Estève, Jean Michel Jarre, Jackson and his Computer Band, Camille…
Tom Mays (Karlax)
Originally from California, he established in France over 20 years ago. He took part in the creation of the CNCM Césaré studio, spent several years at IRCAM as musical assistant, composes, performs with electronic instruments, develops real-time programs, improvises. He is professor of Electroacoustic Creation and Performance at the Conservatory and Academy of Strasburg and associate professor of New Technologies applied to composition and computer music for the Sound Education at CNSMD of Paris. He is particularly interested in gestural control of real-time computer-music, in written and and improvised music, as well as in the relation between music and image.
Z’EV (electronic percussions)
Stefan Joel Weisser born on 8 February, 1951 started to use Z'EV as a "trade mark" name in 1978. Z'EV is an American poet, percussionnist and sound-artist. After studying various world music traditions at CalArts, influenced by DADA, futurism, and Fluxus movements, he began producing visual and sound Poetry through exhibitions. He began creating his own percussion sounds out of industrial materials.He is regarded as a pioneer of industrial music. His work with text and sound was influenced by Kabbalah, as well as African, Afro-Caribbean and Indonesian music and culture.
Opus Centrum Ensemble
Serge Bertocchi (Saxophone)
Soloist, chamber musician and improviser. Born in Albertville (France), Serge Bertocchi is winner of the CNSMDP (1° prize in saxophone and chamber music), and 6 international saxophone and chamber music competitions. He is founder and director of the French saxophonist's association (A.Sax.) and teacher in Amiens.He currently specializes in extreme, rare and forgotten instruments (tubax, soprillo, C-melody, mezzo-soprano); to this day he is the only european musician to possess and play all 11 existing saxophones. He has founded among others the quatuor XASAX, the duo Thuillier/Bertocchi (sax and tuba), the Trio de Barytons (F. Corneloup, D. Lazro).
Johann Nardeau (Trumpet)
Young French-Icelandic trumpeter, Johann Nardeau holds degrees from the conservatories of Reykjavik, Rueil-Malmaison and Paris. He plays in various ensembles, the Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire (OLC), the contemporary ensemble REGARDS and the metal-fanfare Cu+2. With his colleagues from the conservatory, he founds in 2010 the Quintette du Printemps, awarded at theBlois chamber music competition – Musique au Centre (2012). Johann is winner of the international competitions of Budapest (2009) and Moscow (2011). He also experiments the trumpet with electronic sounds, whether it be with "Metallics" or in the context of his Master's project at the conservatory of Paris.
Clara Novakova (Flute)
Clara Novakova was born in Czech Republic. She studied the flute in Italy (Riva del Garda), at the Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart in Germany and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris in Michel Debost's class. Until 2006 she was solo flutist of the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. Winner of several international awards (Ancona, Palmi, Stresa, Rotary Club Stuttgart, Pro Musicis...), she also collaborates with numerous composers and makes recordings for various radios and television channels, as well as for different record labels. In 2013, she was nominated Professor of Flute at the Soochow University in China.
Robert Rudolf (Direction)
Composer born in 1963 in Bratislava (Slovakia), began his musical studies at the National Conservatory of Bratislava. Before perfectioning them further in Paris, he pursued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts of his birth town. During this period, in the mid 80's, he also takes an interest in plastic arts and in collaborations with plastic artists. His musical performances, composed or improvised, which accompanied his friends' exhibitiona, were first oriented towards instrumental and electronic (tape) music). With time the composer took part in several projects looking to adher as close as possible to the work of the plastic artist while preserving a musical and an intellectual independance. At the end of the decade, he leaves for Paris. He studies composition with Yoshihisha Taïra, electroacoustic composition with Michel Zbar, and assists in classes by François-Bernard Mâche at the University of Strasbourg. Once set in Paris, he continues writing and making new tapes for art installations in France and abroad. In this framework he has developed a strategy for musical interactivity that he puts at the heart of his creations ever since.
Jean Bonhoure, Kadi Diedhiou, Abel Larat, Pauline Meola, Aurélien Merlet