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Philippe Lauzier

Philippe Lauzier

Philippe Lauzier (b. 1977) is an active musician from Montreal, Canada. After studying composition from 1998 to 2002, he dedicated a lot his time to improvisation. He plays the saxophone since the age of 10 and became a self-taught bass clarinetist later on. For is solo and collective works, his ideas incorporate influences from contemporary musical languages as well as sounds from non-Western sources. Creative extended techniques, complex drones from which micropolyphonies emerge, and a certain hypnotic sense are typical of his style. Working with several projects, Lauzier has been touring in Europe, North America and Australia with groups like Sainct Laurens, Quartetski, Toiture and Not the Music, as well as playing concerts with the musicians Alexandre St-Onge, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Martin Tétreault, Franz Hautzinger, Xavier Charles, Sam Shalabi, Tatsuya Nakatani, Nicolas Caloia, among others. His interest for multidisciplinary arts also leads him to create a sound installation for the FIMAV; a site-specific piece for ship horns, bells, synthesizer and four amplified instrumentists at Pointe-à-Callière in the old port of Montreal; music for contemporary dance and theater; and a few visual-sound art collaborations such as Motel Hélène with Frédérique Laliberté.

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