Jacques Demierre

Winner of the Swiss Grand Music Awards 2018 and the 2007 quadrennial music prize of the City of Geneva, Jacques Demierre is a pianist, composer and improviser. Acoustic or electroacoustic, whether they respect the framework of traditional writing or take advantage of free improvisation, his experiments can serve music as well as sound poetry and in situ sound interventions. All are animated by the same quest for the consciousness of sound. Author of numerous pieces for ensemble or voice, the pianist is also an explorer of the evocative force of everyday noises. While expanding the sonic possibilities offered by the piano instrument, he questions the ways in which it can approach the field of language. His critical thinking develops a transversal and interdisciplinary conception of music, which has allowed him to work with musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds.

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