Sylvain Devaux, oboe; Ariane Bacquet, oboe and English horn

Sunday March 3, 2024 @ 15h00

Sylvain Devaux, oboe

Sylvain is an oboist, composer and improviser. Mainly dedicated to musical creation, he is a member of the ensemble l’Itinéraire and the lyrical creation company Miroirs étendus. He regularly collaborates with ensembles such as l’Instant Donné, Ictus, Tm+, 2e2m and the Ensemble InterContemporain, and performs in France and abroad.

He frequently works with contemporary composers to create new repertoires. Natasha Barrett, Georges Aperghis, Gérard Pesson, Jean-Luc Hervé, or, in the younger generation, Nuria Giménez, Januibe Tejera, Adrien Trybucki, Émilie Girard-Charest are just some of the personalities with whom he has had the pleasure of collaborating. Bringing out, communicating and sharing these singular worlds with an audience are at the heart of his artistic approach.

Led to composition by his adventures as an improviser, he is interested in working with sound matter, and cultivates a balance between the poetics of sound and musical narrative. He draws inspiration from fields such as poetry, psychoanalysis and the social sciences to imagine expressive music, a kind of theater of interiority. In 2023, he was commissioned by France Musique for Anne Montaron’s program “Création Mondiale”, as part of his participation in the composition workshop of the l’Instant Donné ensemble and Georges Aperghis.

After winning oboe and improvisation prizes at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP), he obtained his Master’s degree in the European CoPeCo training program, a partnership between the conservatoires of Tallinn, Stockholm, Lyon and Hamburg, during which he studied composition, improvisation and musical electronics. He also studied composition with Jean-Luc Hervé and Yan Maresz at the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatoire.

Ariane Bacquet, oboe and English horn

A graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in oboe, chamber music and generative improvisation, Ariane Bacquet is an artist who constantly seeks to vary her practice. She regularly performs with major orchestras (Orchestre National de Bretagne, Opéra de Paris, Orchestre National de Metz, etc.), and plays solo and chamber music with her Apalone wind quintet.

Driven by a desire to explore the oboe from all angles, the musician is passionate about free improvisation. She joined the Liken and Art Sonic ensembles, playing contemporary, amplified and improvised repertoires, and formed the Des noms d’oiseaux duo with an accordionist friend.

Wishing to open up to other stage practices, she began clown training in 2020. Since then, she has been enthusiastic about atypical projects that take her outside the traditional concert framework.



* Wilhelm Friedrich BACH (1759-1845) : Gigue de la sonate en Sol majeur F. 55
* ⁠improvisation
* ⁠Stefano GERVASONI (1962-) : Odoi (2015) : création française
* ⁠Thomas MORLEY (1557-1602), premier livre de canzonets à deux voix : XIV. Fantaisie Il pleure — (1595)
* ⁠Georg Philipp TELEMANN(1681-1767), Canons mélodieux : sonate n°2 en sol mineur — (1738)
* ⁠Improvisation
* ⁠Heinz Holliger (1939-), Airs (sept poèmes d'après Philippe Jaccottet) : n°VI, Je marche et n°VII, Oiseaux — (2015-2016)
* ⁠improvisation
* ⁠Thomas Morley (1557-1602), premier livre de canzonets à deux voix : VIII. Voici un autre amour
* ⁠W.F. BACH (1759-1845) : Gigue de la sonate en Sol majeur F. 55