Christophe Guiraud uses old instruments such as the Hotteterre flute, the viola da gamba or the viola bass, combining them with electronics.
Born in Toulouse (south of France) mid-seventies, Christophe Guiraud lives between Brussels and Paris. His early works come from alternative rock, free jazz and harsh noise (Tellemake, 2 records on Angström Records). His more recent pieces mixed the beauty of the polyphonies of Ars Nova (XIVè century) and noise. This nonesuch hybridation creates a music easily recognizable, at the same time harmonious and deeply intense. Christophe Guiraud composes for a few important ensembles and
performers like Ictus, Ensemble 21, Sturm und Klang, Kwartludium, Musiques Nouvelles, Fractales, Stephane Ginsburgh, Tom Pauwels.… Regularly invited at festivals Sonar, Le printemps de Septembre, Loop, Nuits du Beau Tas et Ars musica…
released April 6, 2013
Ictus Ensemble, Catherine Guesde & Nina Garcia, Ensemble Tresse,
Ensemble La Grive, André-Marc Delcourt, Ensemble 21, Ryan/Mitchell/Zeitlin/Blunt Quartet, Christophe Guiraud, Ensemble/Collectif Bin°oculaire, Ensemble Sturm und Klang.