nicolas jacquot / composer

I was born in 1983 in Belfort, France - I currently live and work in Marseille.


I was trained in composition by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi and Giacomo Platini, and taught electroacoustic technics by Lorenzo Bianchi at the Music Conservatory of Montbéliard. I took masterclasses with composers such as Tristan Murail, Luis Naõn, Fred Frith, Gérard Pesson or Misato Mochizuki. I have continued my education with Daniel D'Adamo at the Conservatoire Régional de Reims and achieved a Master degree in composition with Jean-Marc Chouvel in July 2016.
I often collaborate with institutions, artists and researchers of various fields while I tend to curate production myself. My music have been awarded in several international competitions and is regularly performed in new music 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), MIXTUR (Barcelona, Es), ...
Spanned by the works of Gérard Genette about transtextuality, my main compositional researches focuses on formal development strategies, fulfilled through functional organization of the material. I also embrace the vision of a reception-based stylistics, implying constant preoccupations towards the listening, which I like to render ambivalent through the use of drifting poles : heterophony vs polyphony, monody vs heterophony, harmony vs inharmony or instrumental vs synthesized and concrete sources.

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