Alain Basso

Biography

After violin studies at the Annecy School of Music, he opened himself to amplified musics, in bands of experimental rock, where he found gradually a passion for the sound experiments. The Collectif & Cie electroacoustic background allowed him to study the sound on another scale. Meeting with Tristan Murail, during his artistic residency, made him aware of links between acoustic phenomenas and techniques of musical writing, that he studied later with Eric Gaudibert in Geneva.


When he explores the sound material, he tries both to produce unexpected sensations and to obtain new modes of expression, that he develops in a decompartmentalised way with various musical designs and the most tactile possible tones. In this matter, Alain Savouret considers him as a real sound sculptor.

Very early, he was initiated by the director Béatrice Slazak to experimental cinema, whose pictorial dimension and temporal oddness fascinate him. Since his first images at ESEC, school of cinema in Paris, he has been searching natural effects of plasticity and has invested himself in video art, while diving deeper into his classical and modern cinema knowledge.


His performances are a synthesis of his passions and diverse practices. He likes building interdisciplinary works around texts with a strong sense and assertive style. The poetic aspect, at the origin of his inspiration, is a constant in his whole production.