Mathias Delplanque
sound performance

Saturday 19 January 2013, 6 pm
proposed by Umut Ungan 

Mathias Delplanque (born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1973) lives and works in Nantes (France).
His works (developed on records, performances or sound installations, and being either based on field recordings or containing instrumental parts) all directly deal with the question of the relation between space and music: music as architecture, spaces made out of sound etc…
Initially a pure sequenced studio production, Mathias’s music transformed with the years into a more improvised and flexible creation. Showing a real interest in live electronic music, he developed a very personal approach of electronic improvisation, based on the use of multiple controllers that engage the body in the production of electronic performances. His live creations generally combine electronic sounds and acoustic instruments treated and sampled in real time.
Mathias Delplanque won several grants (Cultures France, CNC, DRAC Pays de La Loire, Franco-American Jazz Exchange, French Embassy in India…), and made several artistic residencies in various countries (France, Canada, India, USA…). He runs the label Bruit Clair, dedicated to electronic music and sound art.