Born 1977, Sébastien Roux came to music as a guitarist in different rock groups until beginning a career as an electronic music composer, working in an eclectic variety of formal trajectories: records (solo as well as collaborations with Greg Davis, Vincent Epplay, and Eddie Ladoire), electroacoustic concerts, improvisations (with Kim Myhr and David Fennech), audiovisual performances, music for dance (in current collaboration with young choreographer Marinette Dozeville, as well as a recent music and sound design for Pan by choreographer Lionel Hoche), radio art (he was awarded the Radio Art Prize by La Muse en Circuit in 2005), live music for cinema (for Nanouk of the North, in collaboration with Vincent Epplay at The Fondation Cartier), sound installations (most notably a current series entitled Wallpaper Music, with its next incarnation at Fri Art in Fribourg, as well as the soundtrack for Precisions Sur les Vagues, by Celia Houdart at the Festival d’Avignon in 2008). Concurrently Roux works at IRCAM as an assistant to the composer Georges Aperghis.
He has performed in Europe, Australia and North America. He has been invited by several festivals like Musique Action (Nancy), Nuit d’hiver (Marseille), Netmage (Bologna), Whynote (Dijon), Présence Electronique (Paris), J’en Rêve (Fondation Cartier Paris), Musica (Strasbourg), Net Days (Bruxelles), Santarcangelo (Italy), Akousma (Montreal).
His work is documented by Brocoli, Apestaartje, 12k, Carpark, Room 40, n-rec and Optical sound. He will be composer in residence at La Muse en Circuit in 2009, as well as during the 2009-2010 season at Studio Césaré in Reims. This year he is also commissioned by the GRM to create a sequel to his album Songs (12k, 2006) to be completed in 2010.
The first collaborative effort of Sébastien Roux (12k, Room 40, Greg Davis collaborator) and Vincent Epplay (Tiramizu, Stembogen, artist/musician). This is punk, still virtuoso, musique concrète : think of John Oswald's plunderphonics and german experimental music of the 80s/90s (like Rowenta/Khan). A demanding, disturbing, rich, yet funny and delightful listen.
car j'étais avec eux tout le temps is a series of miniatures for mp3 player to be listened to in situ from the rue Racine (Avignon) to the Chartreuse of Villeneuve lez Avignon. A soundwalk from the Vaucluse to the Gard.