NICOLAS JACQUOT / composer

Nicolas Jacquot was born in 1983 in Belfort, France - He currently lives and works in Marseille.


He was trained in composition by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi and Giacomo Platini, and taught electroacoustic technics by Lorenzo Bianchi at the Music Conservatory of Montbeliard. He took masterclasses with composers such as Tristan Murail, Luis Naõn, Fred Frith, Gérard Pesson or Misato Mochizuki. He continued his education with Daniel D'Adamo at the Conservatoire Regional de Reims and achieved a Master degree in composition with Jean-Marc Chouvel in July 2016.
Since 20II, he is a regular partner of the Ensemble de Musique Interactive, a flexible ensemble based in the east part of France, particularly devoted to live-electronic music. His compositions have been awarded in several international competitions and performed in various festivals : FIMU (Belfort, Fr), NUIT BLANCHE (Paris, Fr), ALBA MUSIC FESTIVAL (Alba, It), EMW (Shangai, Cn), REDSHIFT (Vancouver, Ca), ICMC/SMC (Athens, Gr), GRIEG FESTIVAL (Oslo, Nr), NYCEMF (New York, USA), MUSLAB (Mexico, Mx), BLURRED EDGES (Hamburg, De), BANC D'ESSAI (Paris, Fr), OUA Festival (Osaka, Jp), ...
Spanned by the works of Gérard Genette about transtextuality, his main compositional researches focuses on formal development strategies, fulfilled through functional organization of the material. He also embraces the vision of a reception-based stylistics, implying constant preoccupations towards the listening, which he likes to render ambivalent through the use of drifting poles : heterophony vs polyphony, monody vs heterophony, harmony vs inharmony or instrumental vs synthesized sources.

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