composer
Sasha J. Blondeau

RECENT PROJECTS
Ensemble Modern • Festival Présences Radio France 2025
Wittener Tage Für Neue Kammermusik 2024
Orchestre de Paris • Ircam • Philharmonie de Paris 2023
Diotima quartet  • Ircam 2023
SWR Donaueschinger Musiktage 2022

LATEST PROJECTS

Sasha J. Blondeau

Festival Présences | Ensemble Modern - 2025

Wittener Tage Für Neue Kammermusik - 2024

Music Current Festival - 2024

Orchestre de Paris | Philharmonie de Paris - 2023

Ircam - Centre Pompidou - 2023

SWR Donaueschinger Musiktage - 2022

Artist in residence @ Villa Albertine - 2022

Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia - 2022

Philharmonie de Paris | EIC - 2021

Music Biennale Zagreb - 2021

© Sasha J. Blondeau

Orchestre de Paris & François Chaignaud & Ircam

Ensemble Intercontemporain

Ensemble Modern

Collective Lovemusic

Diotima string quartet

Ensemble Court-Circuit

Ensemble Musikfabrik

Les Percussions de Strasbourg

Ensemble Insomnio, Kwadrofonik

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Other Pieces

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SASHA J. BLONDEAU

COMPOSER

Sasha J. Blondeau is a french composer of contemporary mixed, instrumental and electroacoustic music. They have a PhD in music composition from the Ircam-Sorbonne Universities-CNRS program and are interested in the interaction between instrumental and electronic writing in the same space of expressivity. The questions of hybridity, disidentification and "other spaces", in the Foucauldian sense of the term, are at the heart of their works.

Sasha J. Blondeau graduated in 2012 from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon in the composition classes of Denis Lorrain and François Roux. They obtained their PhD in composition at Ircam in 2017, in the Representations Musicales team, where they worked on the Antescofo language and the new possibilities of writing for electronics that it implies.

They are a resident of the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris from July 2013 to June 2015, and from September 2019 to June 2020. They are the laureate of the Francis and Mica Salabert Foundation Prize 2012 and the Sacem "Claude Arrieu" Prize 2018.

They have been commissioned by the Philharmonie de Paris, the SWR Donaueschinger Musiktage, the Wittener Tage Für Neue Kammermusik (WDR), the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Radio France, Ircam, the Festival Musica, the French Ministry of Culture, the Festival Messiaen, the Percussions de Strasbourg, the GMEM and Françoise and Jean-Philippe Billarant.

Sasha J. Blondeau has worked with the Orchestre de Paris, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Diotima Quartet, the Lovemusic Collective, the ensembles Kwadrofonik, Court-Circuit, Talea, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Insomnio and with the performers Sarah Maria Sun, the soloists of Musikfabrik, Barbara Kinga Majewska, Hae-Sun Kang, Christophe Desjardins and Séverine Ballon. For their project Cortèges, François Chaignaud, Hélène Giannecchini and Sasha J. Blondeau were in residence at Royaumont (FR) in 2022 and at the Villa San Francisco in January 2022 (Villa Albertine).

Sasha J. Blondeau was fellow at Villa Médicis, Académie de France à Rome, for the year 2018-2019. They were fellow at Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia (Germany) for the year 2022-2023.

NEXT CONCERTS AND TALKS

Sasha J. Blondeau

November, 12th 2024 -  Ayane Kawamura - Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall - (JP)

      "Atlas II : Ils portent en eux un passé qui s'immisce", for violin and electronics

May, 2th 2024 - Wittener Tage Für Neue Kammermusik 2024 - Collective LoveMusic - (FR)

      "Autres inapproprié·es" for ensemble and electronics

April, 5th 2024 - Music Current Festival, Dublin - Collective LoveMusic - (IR) - WP

      "Autres inapproprié·es" for ensemble and electronics

February, 4th 2024 -  duo WOVEN - Broken Frames Syndicate USA Tour! - Boston (USA)

      "Urphänomen IIb", for violin and cello

January, 24th 2024 -  duo WOVEN - Mizmorim Kammermusik Festival - Basel (SWI)

      "Urphänomen IIb", for violin and cello

November, 12th 2023 - Festival Nouveaux-Horizons, AIx-en-Provence - (FR) - WP

      "Muter", for 2 cellos

June, 8th and 9th 2023 -  François Chaignaud, Orchestre de Paris and Ircam at Philharmonie de Paris - (FR) - WP

      "Cortèges" for voice/dance, large orchestra and electronics - text by Hélène Giannecchini

May, 28th 2023, 10:00 p.m. - Portrait broadcast on France Musique radio - (FR)

May, 24th 2023 - Interview for ResMusica.com - (FR)

March, 25th 2023, 10:00 p.m. - Radio Broadcast, BBC radio - "New music show" - (UK)

      "They" for soprano, 2 pianos, 2 percussions and electronics

March, 17th 2023 - Diotima Quartet - Ircam, Espace de Projection - Paris (FR)

      "Des mondes possibles", for String Quartet and electronics.

February, 21th 2023 - Lovemusic collective - London (UK)

      "Sortir du noir", for cello and electronics.

February, 20th 2023 - Lovemusic collective - Huddersfield (UK)

      "Sortir du noir", for cello and electronics.

February, 17th 2023 - Lovemusic collective - Leeds (UK)

      "Sortir du noir", for cello and electronics.

February, 16th 2023 - Lovemusic collective - Glasgow (UK)

      "Sortir du noir", for cello and electronics.

February, 10th 2023 - Lovemusic collective - Strasbourg (FR)

      "Sortir du noir", for cello and electronics.

November, 30th 2022 - ByPass festival - Toulouse (FR)

      "Monstrum", flute, clarinet, oboe, viola and cello.

November 2022 - New Music Forum 2022 - Ljubljana (SLO)

      "Monstrum", flute, clarinet, oboe, viola and cello.

Cortèges


for dancer/singer, large orchestra and electronics.
Dance / voice : François Chaignaud
Texts : Hélène Giannecchini
Orchestre de Paris conducted by Alain Altinoglu at Philharmonie de Paris  

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