Yann Robin

Biography

In parallel to pursuing jazz studies at the CNR in Marseille, Yann Robin (1974 - ) studied composition with Georges Boeuf then joined the class of Frédéric Durieux at the Conservatory of Paris (CNSMDP), studying analysis with Michaël Levinas before taking the Cursus Computer Science course at IRCAM. During these formative years his meeting with Jonathan Harvey would mark him deeply.
His music, powerful and voluminous, where pulsation and rhythm encounter moments of ecstasy, is released with great bouts of energy. By way of contrast, the timbre navigates between purity and impurity. The lure of low abyssal frequencies which he refers as "a world from below" brings him to Inferno, for large orchestra and electronics, and to the exploration of the infrasounds he uses here as an "underground dramaturgy". Since Monumenta, a piece for large orchestra with 95 musicians, he has been developing the concept of "negative harmony", allowing him to conduct mass and texture of great density with high precision and for the whole duration.
In 2009 and 2010, he was a fellow at the French Academy in Rome, the Villa Médicis, where he launched a new contemporary music festival, the Controtempo Festival.
He works in close collaboration with many soloists including Alain Billard, Nicolas Crosse, Eric-Maria Couturier and the Tana Quartet and also with conductors like Susanna Mälkki, Allan Gilbert, Jonathan Nott, Ludovic Morlot, Peter Rundel, and Leo Warynski...
In 2005, he co-founded the Multilateral Ensemble of which he is the artistic director.

His music is published by Editions Jobert.

Interview

Links

www.yannrobin.com
soundcloud.com
ARCO
multilaterale.com

Video

Works

Orchestral works

Ensemble music

Chamber music

Solo works

Works with electronics

Vocal and choral music

Discography

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Concerts

    • 19.11.2021
    • Le Papillon noir
    • Arras (France)
    • Le Tandem, scène nationale
    • Elise Chauvin (actrice-chanteuse), Ensemble Multilatérale, Les Métaboles, Léo Warynski (cond.)
    • 26.10.2021
    • Schizophrenia
    • Brest (France)
    • Le Quartz
    • Ensemble Sillages : Jean-Marc Fessard (cl), Stéphane Sordet (sax)
    • 23.10.2021
    • Le Papillon noir
    • Rennes (France)
    • Théâtre national de Bretagne
    • Elise Chauvin (actrice-chanteuse), Ensemble Multilatérale, Les Métaboles, Léo Warynski (cond.)
    • 10.10.2021
    • Schizophrenia
    • Madrid (Spain)
    • Festival Coma
    • Ensemble Sillages : Jean-Marc Fessard (cl), Stéphane Sordet (sax)

Documentation

Press photos

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