The stage as an instrument, re-defining this location
LiSiLoG is an association benefiting from a fifteen year artistic and technological collaboration between Jean Geoffroy and Christophe Lebreton.
Over these fifteen years, they gave numerous concerts all around the world and collaborated with many composers and National Center of Music Creation.
These years allowed them to imagine, create and develop new interfaces and question the role of the interpreter in a constantly renewed technological and artistic environment.
Wondering about the role of the interpreter also means re-defining the body-instrument as well as the stage space, the instrumental scenography, the creation process and the pedagogical and mediation bridges.
The assistance offered by LiSiLoG, will take different forms, depending on the projects: Residences of creation and development with artists / performers.
Training seminars focusing on new lutheries or technologies. Exhibition productions, concerts … Imagining new relationships with the audience through interactive installations, new tools of production and dissemination and always favoring the act of the interpreter. Imagining new editing modes associated with these new repertoires. Rethinking the writing of some pieces and liking it to the form and the movement
Placing transmission towards the greatest number at the center of this approach, through new interfaces and applications. Giving the interpreter a major role again and doing so by favouring the poetry, the magic and the secret of the interpretation.
These are the ambitions of LiSiLoG : texts, information on current and past projects, on the work of dissemination and transmission.
Lisilog is online on our website : www.lisilog.com, and you will be able to find the three sections that are the heart of our approach: Technological and Artistic Innovation & Transmission
LiSiLoG is also on Facebook @ Lisi Log
BIO – Jean Geoffroy
Jean Geoffroy has traced his own path in the world of percussion. Solo timpanist of
The Ensemble Orchestral de Paris from 1985 to 2000, member of the Menuhin Foundation “Music Presence”. JG continues to be an indefatigable artist and has participated as a soloist in more than 35 CDs and DVDs including six of them dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach, Two new CDs will be released in 2020 “Out Game” and the Integral trio Sonatas by JS Bach. First performer of numerous pieces, he plays in the most prestigious music festivals in the world, and gives master classes and conferences worldwide for more than 30 years.
Passionate about teaching, professor at the National Conservatory of Lyon and Paris, he is now director of the Creation dpt and Post-Master CNSMDL / Artist Diploma curriculum at the CNSMD of Lyon. Author of several educational books, and collection director for Editions Lemoine and Alfonce. From 1995 to 2005, he worked in IRCAM’s pedagogical department and created many pieces for solo percussion and electronic. He is a member of IRCAM’s reading committee.
Artistic director of the Eklekto center in Geneva from 2006 to 2013, pdt of the Geneva International Competition in 2009, artistic director of Percussions in Strasbourg from 2015 to 2017, he has allowed the group to renew and perpetuate itself, with success and awards , Victory of music 2016 – Diapason of Gold – Charles Cros …
JG, is guest conductor of the Mesostics ensemble, with whom he recorded a CD/DVD dedicated to Martin Matalon and Philippe Hurel, which has been very well received by critics.
In 2017, with Christophe Lebreton, he co-produced the Light Wall System, a luminous interface for gesture capture in collaboration with the Grame (national center of musical creation), and developed new interfaces linking sound and movement, thus creating new artistic and educational perspectives. In 2019, this collaboration has been materialized with the creation of LiSiLoG association dedicated to artistic innovation and transmission.
After completing his studies at the Paris Conservatory, Jean Geoffroy made his own career in the world of percussion. Timbalier solo of the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris from 1985 to 2000, soloist and co-founder of the contemporary music ensemble Court-Circuit in 1988, member of the Menuhin Foundation “Presence of Music”. A tireless interpreter when it comes to living a new work, Jean Geoffroy has participated as a soloist in more than thirty five CDs and DVDs in collaboration with many composers. Most of them received an enthusiastic welcome from musical critics. Among them, seven are dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach, Jean-Sebastian Project Attacca who receive awards from Diapason newspaper, Monodrame, Tramages, in this last three CD’s are the first recordings of master pieces by Ivo Malec, J.L Campana, D.Tosi, E. Tanguy , Yoshihisa Taira, Bertrand Dubedout, Bruno Giner, Philippe Hurel, Isabel Urrutia, Martin Matalon...
Dedicator and first performer of many works for solo percussion, he has appeared as a guest soloist at the most prestigious international festivals. In addition to his solo activity, Jean Geoffroy gives master-classes and readings in the main universities of the world. worldwide for over 35 years.
Passionate about teaching, author of several books and methods, including a book on the pedagogy of percussion “The class of percussion a crossroads …” in the collection View point of the City of Music in Paris, he collaborates to 10 years with Percussion, published by the same publishing house …
Director of collection for Lemoine editions, he created in 2005 “Regards”, “Contemporary Perspectives”, “Contemporary Views” different collections for Alfonce publisher.
After teaching percussion at the National Conservatory of Music of Paris (1993-1998), at the Geneva High School For Music (1999-2007), Jean Geoffroy taught percussion at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon 1999 to 2019. He is currently artistic director of the Post-Master Artist-Diploma cursus, of the Laboratory Current Scenes, and director of the Creation department at CNSMD Lyon. He is also professor of didactics at the National Conservatory of Music of Paris since 2006.
From 1995 to 2005, he regularly participates in IRCAM’s educational program, creating a large numerous pieces for solo percussion and electronic, and chamber music pieces. He is a member of IRCAM’s reading committee.
In 2004, he created Thierry de Mey’s Light Music for “solo conductor” and interactive device at the Biennale Music in Scene in Lyon. This collaboration opened up new perspectives and allowed him to explore other areas and directions during his solo career.
Artistic Director of the Eklekto International Percussion Center in Geneva from 2006 to 2011, President and Artistic Director of the International Competitions Claude Giot international competition for vibraphon, President of the International Percussion Competition of Geneva, he is regularly invited to be part of the jury of various international competitions.
From 2015 to 2017, Jean Geoffroy as artistic director of Percussions in Strasbourg has allowed the group to renew and perpetuate itself, from the 3rd to the 4th generation of musicians and to widen the artistic proposals. Renewal welcomed with enthusiasm by the critics with the obtaining of many prizes: Victory of Music 2016 – Diapason d’Or – Coup de Coeur Charles Cros …
For several years, Jean Geoffroy has directed various instrumental ensembles in France and South America, where he has created the instrumental ensemble of the National University of Bogota. Guest conductor of the ensemble Mesostics, he recorded a CD / DVD dedicated to Martin Matalon and Philippe Hurel, hailed by critics.
In 2016, he created the TNUA-Reseach-Lab at the National University of the Arts in Taipei and developed many projects related to the role of the performer and the evolution of the stage, the stage as an instrument.
From 2017 to 2018 he directed a Laboratory of Music Creation at the Shanghai Conservatory.
In 2017, with Christophe Lebreton, sound designer, specialist of new violins and interactive devices, he created the Light Wall System, a luminous interface for gesture capture in collaboration with Grame.
In 2019 he founded the LiSiLoG association with Christophe Lebreton, a structure dedicated to artistic innovation and transmission www.lisilog.com
Within this structure, they developed, new interfaces connecting sound and movement, thus creating new artistic and educational perspectives, especially with the work around Smartphones (Smart Hands Computers) and Vincent’s Carinola pieces and facilities: Virtual Rizhomes – Embodied Gardens – Embedded Studies
Find all the information on the personal site of Jean Geoffroy / jeangeoffroy.wordpress.com / Facebook Jean Geoffroy / Facebook Lisi Log
DISCOGRAPHY - July 2019
Villa Medici 1988 – Salabert trajectory
Ivo Malec monography – Salabert today 1989
Attacca – Skarbo / Production 1992
Solo Eric Tanguy – Harmonia Mundi 1994
Marim’Bach – Skarbo 1994
Russian Saxophone (with Claude Delangle) – Bis/ Production 1995
Music at the Court of England – Harmonia Mundi 1995
Tristan Murail – MFA / Court Circuit 1996
Philippe Leroux Air-re – MFA/Radio France 1996
Bruno Giner Per tre Contours – Agon/ P. Verany 1996
José Luis Campana I’m Another – Agon/P. Verany 1997
José Luis Campana Noctal – Skarbo/M.F.A 1997
Japanese Saxophone (with Claude Delangle) – Bis/ Production 1998
J.S Bach 1st Flight: Suites BWV 1007;1009;1011 – Skarbo 1998
Guy Reibel Monography – GRM/Radio France 1999
Suzanne Giraud – Monography MFA/Radio France 2000
J.S Bach 2-flight:Suites BWV 1008;1010;1012 – Skarbo 2001
Philippe Hurel MOnography – Eon 2001
Dominique Lemaître Monography – Cig’Art production 2002
Light Music by Thierry de Mey – DVD Grame 2005
Philippe Hurel Loops – Fingerprint 2006
Monodrama – Skarbo / 2006 production
Japanes Songs – Bis / production 2008
J.S Bach 4th flight (BWV sonatas, 1001,1003,1005) – Skarbo/Interig music 2008
J.S Bach 5th flight (partitas BWV 1002,1004,1006) – Skarbo/Interig Music 2011
Endless Eleven (show by Bertrand Dubedout) – DVD eOle/Grame 2013
Light Music by Thierry de Mey – DVD Charleroi prod /2013
Pierre Jodlowski Direct Music – 2013 record
Mesostics set Tramages – Horus 2014
Pierre Jodlowski Time – Money – 2014 record-breaking eOle
J.S Bach Goldberg Variations – Skarbo 2015
De Front / live recording – eOle records 2017
Drum’s Machine – eriKm – P.D.S 2017/Outhere – Believe
Rains – Strasbourg Percussions[artistic direction] – P.D.S 2019/Outhere – Believe
Full trio sonatas / Johann-Sebastian Project – comes out 2020
5 studies by Bruno Giner
3 Intermezzi by Ton-That Tiêt
Off-side / 2020
Radio France recordings:
Bruno Mantovani / Me Jeu / piece for solo percussion and the Radio France Choir
Bruno Giner / Images of Skin / Thaâl
Georges Crumb / Canis Mundus
José Luis Campana / Kamusi Nalu
Isable Urrutia / Mandala
Frédéric Durieux / Incidences
BIO – Christophe Lebreton
Functions: sound engineer, computer music designer. Art interactive stage, instrumental set design. Technical director, enginery and scenography of sound and visual exhibition. Developer of music gesture apps for OSX, iOS – Android.
Specialitiy: design and development of interactive devices
Competence in: acoustics, computer science, electronics, mechanics, 3D design and printing, scenography of exhibitions and shows.
Musician with a scientific training, he has worked with GRAME (National Center of musical creation) since 1989. He has worked in R and D and developed tools to help to the creation but has always remained in contact with the every-day life requirements of his work as well as with the diversity of contemporary productions.
Great shows, international concerts, Festivals “Biennales Music on stage”, sound exhibition, discography. Since 2003, he has worked more specifically on the capture of the gesture and the augmented stage. He experiments with what he calls “the instrumental scenography” and is interested in all the performing arts to which his researches and developments are related. Since 2013 he has created gestural music applications for smartphones (“SmartFaust“, “Smart Hand Computer” ), then the software suite “Light Wall System” directed towards pedagogy. In 2019 he founded the LiSiLoG association, along with Jean GEOFFROY, association dedicated to technological and artistic innovation, as well as transmission. (www.lisilog.com)
Musician with a scientific training, he has worked with the GRAME (National Center of Musical Creation) since 1989 as a sound engineer, a designer and a creator of interactive devices. He set up the sound system for many concerts, operas and great shows; performed several discographic projects (he got awarded the Diapason d’Or in 1992 like sound engineer). He worked with composer Xu Yi on spatial orchestral projects including the emblematic piece “The full of emptiness”. In 1999, he designed and built the new GRAME studios. These studios are equipped with an innovative dynamic matrix technology. This was a first and this technology is now known as ‘multi-channel digital studios’. He worked on the engineering of many sound installations including the ones of the composer Pierre-Alain JAFFRENNOU. In the early 2000s, he directed several musical productions for silent films (creation Auditorium of the LOUVRE-Paris – ARTE). In 2004 he created the device and softwares for the piece “Light Music” along with Thierry DE MEY and Jean GEOFFROY. After this project, his work was oriented towards the capture of the gesture, with creations of interactive devices via cameras and embedded sensors. He experimented with what he calls “instrumental scenography”: the scene thought as an instrument. In 2007 he directed the device for Philippe MANOURY‘s piece “Partita 1” with violist Christophe DESJARDINS via IRCAM and GRAME (they toured the USA, Mexico, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, China). In 2008 he created the device and scenography of the show “TYPHON” with composer Vincent Raphael CARINOLA and developed a real-time image projection system based on mapping and video feedback. He continued to experiment with the capture of movement via embedded systems and confronted the gesture tracking and partitioning technologies developed by IRCAM through different productions. In 2009 he developed new gesture capture interfaces based on technologies developed by CEA Grenoble and the MOVEA startup. He developed softwares based on angular capture that he will later integrate to his numerous developments. Since 2010, he has worked on the engineering and scenography of many international sound exhibitions in collaboration with James GIROUDON (co-founder and artistic director of GRAME until 2018). In 2010 and 2016, he realized real time sound processing for the Operas of Kaija SAARIAHO (“Emilie” – “Only the sound remains“). Having become an expert in DSP programming via FAUST language and gesture capture, he kept working on many multidisciplinary productions in France and abroad. He has carried out many projects with different conservatories in China since 2004 and taught from 2014 to 2015 for a Master in “Computer Music” at the Shanghai Conservatory. In 2013, he developed the 13 “SmartFaust” music apps for the composer Xavier GARCIA. These apps are iOS and Android compatible thanks to the FAUST language created by the GRAME research team. Always in connection with the capture of movement by camera, he developed a device for the composer Jesper NORDIN (Frame in transit). In 2015, he designed and built the “Air Machine 2″, an instrument designed by Ondrej ADAMEK. Since 2015, he has developed a real time processing device for augmented guitars for guitarists Camel ZEKRI and Gilles LAVAL. In 2016, he introduced the concept of “Post Digital Garden” via the “SmartLand – Divertimento” sound installation realized in collaboration with the composer Stéphane BORREL and the designers of the RandomLab of Saint-Etienne. He created the “Light Wall System” suite of software for Jean GEOFFROY , oriented towards pedagogy. In 2017 he developed a device for the composer-improviser Xavier GARCIA (LifeLines 3 – 2017, then in version sound installation LifeLines 4 – 2018). In 2017-2018, he designed and realized the algorithmic instrument “Smart Hand Computer” for Jean GEOFFROY whose first creation was the piece “Virtual Rhizome” by composing Vincent Raphael CARINOLA (solo piece for 2 Smartphones and quadraphonic device). In 2019 he founded the LiSiLoG association with Jean GEOFFROY, association dedicated to technological innovation and transmission (www.lisilog.com). He continued to work on sound exhibitions (“Musica Mobile” at the Taipei Fine Art Museum – 2019), developed new violins for composers and performers, organized workshops to share his developments and experiences, via the association LiSiLoG.
The main composers with whom he worked directly for creations:
Franck BEDROSSIAN – Vincent Raphael CARINOLA – Pierre-Alain JAFFRENNOU – Michael JARRELL – Philippe MANOURY – Thierry DE MEY – François PARIS – Sebastian RIVAS – Kaija SAARIAHO – Annette SCHLUNTZ – Xu Yi – Roque RIVAS – Ondrej ADAMEK – Xavier GARCIA – Kenji SAKAI – James GIROUDON – Jean-Baptiste BARRIERE – Florence BASCHET – Stéphane BORREL – Bernard CAVANNA – Benjamin DE LA FUENTE – Bertrand DUBEDOUT – Jonathan HARVEY – Stéphane MAGNIN – Jesper NORDIN – Chen QIANGBIN – Claire RENARD – Marco Antonio SUAREZ-CIFUENTES – Christopher TRAPANI – Ye GUOHUI
Projects that particularly marked his career:
2019 “Sounds, Writings, Vibrations… Sound and Visual Exhibition at ERATA Museum – St Pertersbourg
2019 “Musica Mobile” Sound and Visual Exhibition at Taipei Fine Art Museum – Technical Director – Artist
2019 Foundation of association “LiSiLoG” with Jean Geoffroy.
2018 “Virtual Rhizome” by Vincent Carinola – SmartSolo concept and application development
2017 “Audio Guide” House of the Blind in Lyon – design and development
2017 “Listening to transparency” Exhibition at Busan Kiswire Art Museum – engineering and scenography
2017 “Listening to transparency” Exhibition at Shanghai Minshen Art Museum
2017 “Life line 3” of Xavier Garcia – development of a new interface of play with motion
2017 “Smartland – Metrophony” a new version of post digital garden around “Freedom, Equality, Fraternity”
2016 “Architectures, Landscapes, Resonances” Exhibition at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo – Santiago Chile
2016 “Through the listening glass… Exhibition at Total Museum of Contemporary Art – Seoul
2016 New real time interface to play with motion guitar – perform: Camel Zekri – Gilles Laval
2016 “Light Wall System” abstract of “Light Music” system to share with educational project
2016 “Smartland – Divertimento” concept and creation of post digital garden by CL with composer S.Borrel
2016 “Only the sound remains” of Kaija Saariaho created at Amsterdam – Real time sound design by CL
2015 “Smarfaust” Chinese tour of concert Wuhan, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Beijing
2015 “Air Machine 2” R-D of a new musical instrument inspired by Ondrej Adamek
2015 “Laboratory Stage Research” around “Light Music” device at CNSM of Lyon -J.Geoffroy – A.Martin
2015 “Titu” Multimedia show children – compose José luis Campana
2014- 2015 Master teaching “Computer Music” at Conservatory of Shanghai
2014 “Around The Sounds” Exhibition A4 Musuem at Chengdu-China
2014 “Smartfaust” created software for Smartphones concert – compose Xavier Garcia
2013 “Threads” Music and dance project. Composer Roque Rivas – choreographer Shang Chi Sun – created at Taipei with Digital Art Center of Taipei
2013 “Imminent Sounds” Exhibition at Fine Art Museum of Taipei
2013 “Laboratory Stage Research” motion capture with the CNSM of Lyon – J.Geoffroy – A.Martin
2013 “Frame in transit” of Jesper Nordin – created Vasteras-Sueden
2013 “Partita1” Tour of Japan, Korean – China
2012 “Endless Eleven” Multimedia show of composer Bertrand Dubedout
2011 “Line 9” Music and dance project. choreographer Jing Xing, composer Chen Qiangbin (created at Shanghai)
2010 “Unfolded bodies” project Music and Dance. Annabelle Bonnéry choreographer, composer Sebastian Rivas.
2010 “Emilie” Opera of Kaija Saariaho, created at Opera of Lyon – Real time sound design by CL
2010 “Fall (s)” A multimedia musical Paolo Pachini with composers Michael Jarrell, Martin
Matalon, and Raphael and all Cendo muzikFabrik
2010 “Mobility, sounds and forms” sound and visual installation at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum
2009 “Partita1” Tour of the United States, Mexico and Taiwain
2008 “Blaulaub” piece for large ensemble, flute, koto and real-time Annette Schlunz (Creating the festival Musica Viva in Munchen)
2008 “Typhoon” Spetcacle Mulimedia Vincent Raphael Carinola including set design and video projection device was designed and directed by Christophe Lebreton.
2007 “Partita1” piece for solo viola and live electronics by Philippe Manoury. (Grame-IRCAM).
2007 “From Inside” interactive installation by Thierry De Mey with the choreography of William Forsythe, Manuella Rastaldi and movies “Kinshasa, a city in motion” by Thierry De Mey.
2004 “The Divine” creating music for silent film Yi Xu Wu Yonggang. ARTE control, and created in 2007 with a live band in Shanghai.
2004-2015 “Light Music” Solo Conductor, video and interactive device Thierry De Mey
2002 – 2003 “The Fall of the Angel” sound and visual installations. Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel. Resumed in 2007 at Church of the Convent of La Tourette Eveux
2001 “Storm over Asia” creating music for silent film Yi Xu (created at the Auditorium of the Louvre – Paris)
2000 “Panopticon” Sound installation and video. Facade of the Rhone CAUE
2000 “Animots” Permanent sound installation. Gerland Lyon Park.
1997 “Full of empty” orchestral piece with electronic Xu Yi
1992 Grame CD, “Music for Strings,” Forlane Edition / French Music of Today (Golden Diapason)
1992 “Beat the wind, run the seas’ great show given Pluriel Festival, With Querqueville, Theater of Cherbourg
1990 “Man Who Fly” show gave the Faust Festival in Toulouse, cloister of the Jacobins. First Prize of the Festival performances: Gold Faust.
1990 “Twins” Opera Music of James and Pierre Alain Giroudon Jaffrennou, text and staging of Michel Rostain.