BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1992, Louis Siracusa-Schneider is a french double bassist, interpret and improviser, most passionate about contemporary music and art.

His professional life is currently organized between the following ensembles : Linea in Strasbourg, 2E2M, Aleph, and Almaviva in the Parisian region, as well as United Instruments of Lucilin in Luxembourg, with whom he performs regularly. He improvises within the music and dance collective Les Heures Perdues. He was also brought to play in contemporary music with the Balcon ensemble, the Intercontemporain ensemble, Musica Nigella, as well as with Les Muses Galantes in baroque music.

He regularly collaborates in 2019 with the Klangforum Wien (in Austria), within the Happiness Machine project, and is an active member of the Collège Contemporain, carried by Benoit Sitzia.

 

He holds a Master's degree in modern double bass in the class of Nicolas Crosse, and a 3rd cycle diploma, Diplôme d'Artiste Interprète : musique contemporain et création, carried by Hae-Sun Kang, both at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris CNSMDP.

 

His orchestral training has included the Lucerne Festival Academy, the Paris Conservatory CNSMDP orchestra, the Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire, and with the historically informed performance ensemble the Jeune Orchestre de l'Abbaye de Saintes.  He has worked with many esteemed conductors such as Alan Gilbert, Susanna Mälkki, Pierre André Valade, Peter Öetvös, Matthias Pintscher, and Philippe Herreweghe...

He also seeks to promote his passion through transversal projects, mixing dance, music, video and recitations. He participated in the creation of duets for double bass, saxophone, electroacoustics and dance in the production Quatre Corps en Quête d'Auteurs, and collaborates with choreographer Francesca Bonnato in projects combining video installation, dance, performance and music. He's currently founding with Antonin Le Faure and Jean Baptiste Bonnard the collective Épopé.e. It will propose musical and scenographic productions, among which Sentimento Del Tempo : a musical and poetic project focused on contemporary Italian artistic expression, poetry and contemporary music.

His Jacquet double bass is funded by the Mécénat Musical Société Générale and Meyer foundations. He premiered as soloist in June 2017 GOLEM, concertino for double bass by Augustin Braud, at the Musica Nigella festival, and in July 2018 TOTEM for double bass and tape by Daniel Alvarado, during Manifeste festival 2018.

 

He teaches double bass at the regional conservatory CRR93 Aubervilliers La Courneuve.

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