Artiste-professeur invité


Yann Robin

Born in 1974 in Courbevoie (France)

French composer born in 1974. After studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris he took the music and computers course at ircam in order to consolidate his knowledge of new technologies applied to sound. After this period of training he was given a residency at the French Academy in Rome (Villa Medici). 

Yann Robin is frequently seen as belonging to the "saturation" tendency that emerged in France in the mid-2000s. His attraction to dense, virtuosic, powerful and physical music, which can sometimes take the form of a paroxysmal quest, tends to put the emphasis on the deeper aural registers. Robin's frequent collaborations with soloists facilitate an immediate back and forth between (instrumental) gesture and timbre, so that with each new piece he continues to push the limits of instrumental and sound techniques, and with them the limits of the imaginary.

He works with and has received commissions from many prestigious ensembles and orchestras, notably the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Klangforum in Vienna, the Ensemble Moderne and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Seattle Symphony, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg. Among the conductors he has worked with are Susanna Mälkki, Alan Gilbert, François-Xavier Roth, Peter Rundel, and Ludovic Morlot. 

In addition to his work as a composer, he has been artistic director of the Ensemble Multilatérale for ten years now.

His music is published by Editions Jobert.


Symétriades / Extension

Performance - 2017

présentée dans le cadre de l'exposition panorama 19