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Grégoire Blanc is a young French musician, mostly known for his work involving the theremin – this very unique musical instrument, invented in the 1920s, which remains until today one of the most expressive electronic instrument despite its very minimalistic design.
His musical journey started very early with the cello, providing him a strong classical background. His first encounter with the theremin in high school was decisive. Following the completion of two Master’s Degrees, one from the leading engineering school of Arts et Métiers and another one in sciences applied to music offered at Sorbonne University by IRCAM, he finally decided to pursue a career in music.
Grégoire Blanc is renowned as a promising artist, and is regularly invited to perform in various contexts: classical concerts, contemporary theater and dance performances, lectures, studio recordings all around the world, from Canada to Kazakhstan. His ongoing artistic research centres around expressiveness in electronic music, leading him to explore new perspectives, blending tones and techniques to develop his own musical and sonic vocabulary.
radio – tv interviews:
- Métaclassique #35 – Onduler (FR) | Écouter sur Spotify – Google Podcasts (à partir de 28:25)
- Turkish Radio and Television Corporation : Music out of thin air
- Al-Jazeera : آلة موسيقية تعزف دون لمسها
- Atlas Obscura (US) – 01/12/2020 : Happy 100th birthday to the Theremin
- CBC music (CA) – 03/10/2019 : Ever seen someone play a theremin?
- La Scena Musicale (QC) – 07/09/2019 : Concert de musique de chambre avec theremin, un rendez-vous en terre inconnue
- Classic FM (GB) – 22/11/2016 : Debussy on a theremin sounds surprisingly sublime