Alexis Degrenier

BIO


Alexis Degrenier lives and works near Clermont-Ferrand.

After studying classical percussion and composition, he decided to follow paths as vast as they are remote, invoking the music of G. Ligeti, the metric systems of the Maqam and Middle Eastern music, as well as the pulsations of everyday mechanics, and the music of Central France through the study of the oblique listening of sound spaces.

He draws his inspiration from literature or philosophy to extract what he wishes to transform; a concept into affect.

Thus he learns as much from oral traditions as from the written music in his instrumental practice and decides to integrate these forms in his solo for percussion and objects ‘Mouvements fantômes, membres miroirs’, where time is transformed into periods of time to become an (in)exhausted pulse, a solo shifting according to spaces and possibilities.

Today he collaborates with La Tène, La Nòvia‘s “In C” project, and has performed with the group Tanz Mein Herz, the ensemble Minisym, l’insub. Meta Orchestra, the percussion trio Cerbère, co-composes OutreNoir (with Golem Mécanique) and produces the soundtrack for Rose Lowder‘s films, while composing the music for the dance piece “A l’Ouest” by the choreographer Olivia Grandville.

Since 2022, he is a lecturer in music at the ESACM (Art School of Clermont-Ferrand-FR).

His debut album ‘La mort aura tes yeux’ is announced on Standard In-Fi and Murailles Music.

The emergence of the solo ‘Mouvements fantômes, membres miroirs’ in its multiplied form (controlled alarm clocks, drone box and percussion) has generated a set of powerful desires to create new bodies of work together, as ramifications as much as one-off encounters, or as a continuum of what each of us can prepare together.

Encounters/work with a number of artists with aesthetics as diverse as they are inspiring are in the making for 2023 and 2024.

A triptych that will gradually unfold with Clara Lévy (a French violinist based in Brussels), Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (a Lebanese-Canadian musician, lead singer of Jerusalem In My Heart) and Yann Gourdon (a hurdy-gurdy player, founding member of the La Nòvia collective).

Review on ‘Hémisphère son’

Alexis Degrenier ‘Mouvements fantômes, membres miroirs’

Instrumentarium: solo percussion, mechanical instruments, amplified objects, skins, resonators, stones, wood, friction, strokes, bodies, hands, circles and metronomes

Co-production : Sonic Protest, La Muse en Circuit, Antre-Peaux, Murailles Music
With the support of the CNM, DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

DISPARS (Clara Lévy & Alexis Degrenier)

Clara Lévy: violin
Alexis Degrenier: percussion, mechanical instruments, amplified objects, skins, resonators, stones, wood, friction, strokes, bodies, hands, circles and metronomes
Étienne Foyer : sound

Co-production: Météo et Abbaye de Noirlac, Murailles Music
With the support of the CNM, DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Alexis Degrenier & Radwan Ghazi Moumneh

Alexis Degrenier: percussion, mechanical instruments, amplified objects, skins, resonators, stones, wood, friction, strokes, bodies, hands, circles and metronomes
Radwan Ghazi Moumneh: buzuk, dvina, vocals, electronic synthesizers

Co-production : Act·Art·Mgt, Antre-Peaux, Césaré – CNCM, Les Caves du Manoir and Murailles Music
With the support of the CNM, DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Alexis Degrenier & Yann Gourdon

Alexis Degrenier: percussion, saturation, objects
Yann Gourdon: hurdy-gurdy, stands and electronic devices
Étienne Foyer : sound

Co-production : Abbaye de Noirlac, Le Confort Moderne, La Baie des Singes and Murailles Music
With the support of the CNM, DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, La Nòvia

→ Intw on the Quietus


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Past shows

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  • 18/05/2024FranceBlois (41) Fondation du Doute (ANNULÉ)Dispars (Clara Lévy & Alexis Degrenier)infos event
  • 03/05/2024FranceClermont-Ferrand (63)Musiques Démesurées, Le Lieu-Dit (22h) (ANNULÉ)Dispars (Clara Lévy & Alexis Degrenier) // Acétylène (Lise Barkas et Yann Leguay)infos event
  • 23/04/2024FranceLyon (69)Le Périscope (ANNULÉ)Dispars (Clara Lévy & Alexis Degrenier) // Marion Cousin & Eloïse Decazesinfos event
  • 21/04/2024SuisseGenève (CH)Festival Archipel (ANNULÉ)Dispars (Clara Lévy & Alexis Degrenier)infos event
  • 05/04/2024Pays-BasRotterdam (NL)WormRadwan Ghazi Moumnehinfos event
  • 04/04/2024BelgiqueAntwerp (BE)Het BosRadwan Ghazi Moumneh, Maya Al Khalid & Sarounainfos event
  • 03/04/2024BelgiqueBrussels (BE)SMOGRadwan Ghazi Moumneh // L'Oriole (Stéphane Clor & Clara Lévy)infos event
  • 01/04/2024AutricheInnsbruck (AT)PMK (orga. Unterton)Radwan Ghazi Moumnehinfos event
  • 31/03/2024SuisseGenève (CH) Le Passage (orga. Bisque)Radwan Ghazi Moumnehinfos event
  • 30/03/2024SuisseBasel (CH) WURM, Klappfon SeriesRadwan Ghazi Moumneh, NÂRinfos event
  • 29/03/2024SuisseMartigny (CH)Les Caves du Manoir& Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, NÂRinfos event
  • 09/02/2024FranceMontreuil (93)Instants ChavirésDispars (Clara Lévy & Alexis Degrenier)infos event
  • 08/02/2024BelgiqueBruxelles (BE)RecyclartDispars (Clara Lévy & Alexis Degrenier), Michaël Grébil Liberg 'Juste une Ymage juste une Ymage', Gésir (Camille Émaille, Jean Luc Guionnet et Julien Desailly) event
  • 15/12/2023FranceParis (75) Petit Bain, 'Ici, la nuit est immense' (co-orga Bad to The Bone)Pharmakoninfos event
  • 30/11/2023FranceBrest (29)Auditorium du Conservatoire (orgas. Drom Kreiz Breizh Akademi, Festival NoBorder, FAMDT) : colloque 'Musiques à bourdon(s)'Catherine Guesde et Loïc Ponceauinfos
  • 29/11/2023FranceBrest (29)Festival NoBorder, Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain (concert à 12h)infos event
  • 15/10/2023SuisseHauterive (CH)Laténiumduo avec Radwan Ghazi Moumnehinfos event
  • 13/10/2023FranceDijon (21)'Selected by Ici L'Onde', Consortium Museumduo avec Radwan Ghazi Moumnehinfos event
  • 25/08/2023FranceMulhouse (68)Festival Météo, Motoco - première du duo avec Clara Lévyen duo avec Clara Levy // Evicshen, Deeat Palace, Vaka, The Endinfos event
  • 01/07/2023FrancePoitiers (86)Festival Bruisme, le Confort ModerneFrance Sauvage, Brunoï Zarn, MMMΔinfos event
  • 20/06/2023FranceAngers (49) Musée Jean-Lurçat (orgas. Rural Faune, Le Chabada, les Musées d'Angers, et l'ESAD-TALM)infos event
  • 08/06/2023FranceMontreuil (93)Ideal Trouble, Les Instants ChavirésMaria Teriaevainfos event
  • 07/06/2023BelgiqueBruxelles (BE)Le BRASSMabàhinfos event
  • 02/02/2023FranceNantes (44)Musée d'Arts de Nantes (orgas. Pannonica, Pôle Étudiant / Nantes Université, le Musée d’arts de Nantes et la Soufflerie)infos event
  • 01/02/2023FranceNantes (44)Trempo, masterclass « rythme, continuum, et bourdon » (orgas. Pannonica, Pôle Étudiant / Nantes Université, le Musée d’arts de Nantes et la Soufflerie) infos
  • 07/12/2022SuisseLausanne (CH)Plateforme 10, Elysée-Mudac (co-orga. Association du Salopard)infos event
  • 06/12/2022FranceLyon (69)Le Périscopeinfos event
  • 03/12/2022SuisseGenève (CH)Face Z, Le Vélodrome - Salon d'HiverNAH, Badaboum, Geo, PVA, Habitant, Brandamaria (MariaViolenza & Irtumbranda)infos event
  • 18/11/2022FranceBourges (18)Les Rencontres Monde-s Multiple-s, Le Nadir (Antre-Peaux)'Veritas Ventriloquist' de Lottie Sebesinfos event
  • 12/11/2022FranceClermont-Ferrand (63) La Tôlerieinfos event
  • 10/07/2022FranceSaint-Bonnet-près-Riom (63)Les Volcaniques, 3 solos de 20 mininfos event
  • 28/05/2022SuisseLausanne (CH)Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Plateforme 10 (orgas. l'association du salopard & Plateforme10) (ANNULÉ)Jacques Puech (solo)infos event
  • 25/03/2022FranceSaint-Ouen (93) Sonic Protest, Rencontres de Pratiques Brutes de la Musique, témoignage : 'Être malade c'est un travail ; la maladie c'est un emploi' l AGORA #2 Le corps, la sape, les prothèses infos event
  • 19/03/2022FranceMontreuil (93)Sonic Protest, Théâtre Berthelot, restitution atelier avec les étudiant.e.s de l'ENSAPC et de l'ESACM- Alexis Degrenier et Gauthier Déplaude, Borja Flames, Kristallroll, HACKEDEPICCIOTTOinfos event
  • 17/03/2022FranceAlfortville (94)Sonic Protest, Muse en Circuit (COMPLET)la banque de jeu de pharaoninfos event
  • 28/01/2022FranceClermont-Ferrand (63)École supérieure d'art de Clermont Métropole, concert et restitution des ateliers avec Gauthier Déplaudeinfos event
  • 25/01/2022FranceLe Mans (72)Le Mans Sonore, Maison de la Biennale (Théâtre Paul Scarron)'Interno' de Meryll Ampeinfos event
  • 23/01/2022FranceRennes (35)Festival Autres Mesures, La Criée centre d'art contemporain (acoustique)Fanny Vicensinfos event
  • 17/12/2021FranceClermont-Ferrand (63)ESACM - École supérieure d'art de Clermont Métropole, Ateliers (partie 1) 'Mouvements fantômes, Membres miroirs, Des corps ramifiés - destinés aux étudiant.e.sinfos event
  • 16/12/2021FranceClermont-Ferrand (63)ESACM - École supérieure d'art de Clermont Métropole, Ateliers (partie 1) 'Mouvements fantômes, Membres miroirs, Des corps ramifiés - destinés aux étudiant.e.sinfos event
  • 15/12/2021FranceClermont-Ferrand (63)ESACM - École supérieure d'art de Clermont Métropole, Ateliers (partie 1) 'Mouvements fantômes, Membres miroirs, Des corps ramifiés - destinés aux étudiant.e.sinfos event
  • 14/12/2021FranceClermont-Ferrand (63)ESACM - École supérieure d'art de Clermont Métropole, Ateliers (partie 1) 'Mouvements fantômes, Membres miroirs, Des corps ramifiés - destinés aux étudiant.e.sinfos event
  • 13/12/2021FranceClermont-Ferrand (63)ESACM - École supérieure d'art de Clermont Métropole, Ateliers (partie 1) 'Mouvements fantômes, Membres miroirs, Des corps ramifiés - destinés aux étudiant.e.sinfos event
  • 08/07/2018FranceAuch (32)Anciennes archives départementales / After Siestes Electroniquesinfos
  • 08/06/2018FranceDijonLe Consortium / Why Note - ANNULÉGolem Mécanique, Outre Noirinfos event
  • 16/01/2018FranceMontreuilLes Instants Chavirés - ANNULÉinfos event
  • 16/09/2017FranceNantesMusée d'arts de Nantes, les journées du PatrimoineGaspar Claus (solo), L'ocelle Mareinfos

events

BIO


Alexis Degrenier lives and works near Clermont-Ferrand.

After studying classical percussion and composition, he decided to follow paths as vast as they are remote, invoking the music of G. Ligeti, the metric systems of the Maqam and Middle Eastern music, as well as the pulsations of everyday mechanics, and the music of Central France through the study of the oblique listening of sound spaces.

He draws his inspiration from literature or philosophy to extract what he wishes to transform; a concept into affect.

Thus he learns as much from oral traditions as from the written music in his instrumental practice and decides to integrate these forms in his solo for percussion and objects ‘Mouvements fantômes, membres miroirs’, where time is transformed into periods of time to become an (in)exhausted pulse, a solo shifting according to spaces and possibilities.

Today he collaborates with La Tène, La Nòvia‘s “In C” project, and has performed with the group Tanz Mein Herz, the ensemble Minisym, l’insub. Meta Orchestra, the percussion trio Cerbère, co-composes OutreNoir (with Golem Mécanique) and produces the soundtrack for Rose Lowder‘s films, while composing the music for the dance piece “A l’Ouest” by the choreographer Olivia Grandville.

Since 2022, he is a lecturer in music at the ESACM (Art School of Clermont-Ferrand-FR).

His debut album ‘La mort aura tes yeux’ is announced on Standard In-Fi and Murailles Music.

The emergence of the solo ‘Mouvements fantômes, membres miroirs’ in its multiplied form (controlled alarm clocks, drone box and percussion) has generated a set of powerful desires to create new bodies of work together, as ramifications as much as one-off encounters, or as a continuum of what each of us can prepare together.

Encounters/work with a number of artists with aesthetics as diverse as they are inspiring are in the making for 2023 and 2024.

A triptych that will gradually unfold with Clara Lévy (a French violinist based in Brussels), Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (a Lebanese-Canadian musician, lead singer of Jerusalem In My Heart) and Yann Gourdon (a hurdy-gurdy player, founding member of the La Nòvia collective).

Review on ‘Hémisphère son’

Alexis Degrenier ‘Mouvements fantômes, membres miroirs’

Instrumentarium: solo percussion, mechanical instruments, amplified objects, skins, resonators, stones, wood, friction, strokes, bodies, hands, circles and metronomes

Co-production : Sonic Protest, La Muse en Circuit, Antre-Peaux, Murailles Music
With the support of the CNM, DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

DISPARS (Clara Lévy & Alexis Degrenier)

Clara Lévy: violin
Alexis Degrenier: percussion, mechanical instruments, amplified objects, skins, resonators, stones, wood, friction, strokes, bodies, hands, circles and metronomes
Étienne Foyer : sound

Co-production: Météo et Abbaye de Noirlac, Murailles Music
With the support of the CNM, DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Alexis Degrenier & Radwan Ghazi Moumneh

Alexis Degrenier: percussion, mechanical instruments, amplified objects, skins, resonators, stones, wood, friction, strokes, bodies, hands, circles and metronomes
Radwan Ghazi Moumneh: buzuk, dvina, vocals, electronic synthesizers

Co-production : Act·Art·Mgt, Antre-Peaux, Césaré – CNCM, Les Caves du Manoir and Murailles Music
With the support of the CNM, DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Alexis Degrenier & Yann Gourdon

Alexis Degrenier: percussion, saturation, objects
Yann Gourdon: hurdy-gurdy, stands and electronic devices
Étienne Foyer : sound

Co-production : Abbaye de Noirlac, Le Confort Moderne, La Baie des Singes and Murailles Music
With the support of the CNM, DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, La Nòvia

→ Intw on the Quietus

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