Born in 1974 in Nantes, Benoit Granier is a composer, teacher, musicologist (ethno), visual and sound artist and philosopher. He has always believed in collaborative works between different forms of art.
After completing his Ph.D. in Computer Music and Composition at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, he moved to Beijing, China to teach at the Central Conservatory of Music and develop strong relations between China and other countries, mainly in Europe and the United States. In 2008, he founded in Beijing the Timi Modern Music Ensemble, a cultural encounter between Western instruments and traditional Chinese instruments. Pieces created by Timi included works by emerging composers such as Tony Deritis, John Mallia and his personal works. Currently, he lives and works in Nantes.
ENSEMBLE DIME :
(Traveling Device of Electronic Music)
Ensemble DIME is an open group of professionals and amateurs that goes beyond the historical schools of electronic music by offering unlimited forms of writing and composition in the use of new lutheries and digital technologies. The ensemble creates its own works in a collective way using participative technologies: the public sometimes collaborates with the composition in real time and manipulates sound transformation tools. DIME is a group that develops new relationships to musical writing and the interpretation of new compositions.
Intermedia platform. Free entry.
On Thursday 8 and Friday 9 March at 7a.m