Artist's statement

Gaël Tissot’s musical work enters into the heart of a world of digital experimentation, around the idea of creative modification. Modification of sounds in order to give them, in the context of electroacoustic music or sound design, a musical meaning and a well-thought-out temporal dynamic. Modification of technology and computer tools as well, which situates each project in the field of the digital arts (GPS tracking in Toposonic, databases in Nexploria, etc).

This idea of creative modification is fundamental, because it allows one to marvel at the world again, to give a new, stunning, sometimes even magical, perspective to a known reality. From this practice is born a playful conception, in the noblest sense of the word, of the work of art: playing with the expectations of/surprises for the listener, playing an instrument, defying conventions… Thus are imagined his collections of short piano piecesCahier d’explorations, Carnet de rêves), or the work of creating an artistic video gameOrpheus, Two Faces).

Just as good in live shows as in sound installations, Gaël Tissot’s works often use text, which he may author, or which may be born from collaboration (especially with poets Claude Barrère or Élodie Loustau). The connection between lyrical and musical dramaturgy allows him to give life to organized forces: the phenomena of progressive tension, of memory, of anamorphosis…

Playfulness and seriousness, lightness and gravity: so many paradoxes that invite listeners to learn about themselves from a new perspective, to explore in themselves places left untouched until now.

Biography

Gaël Tissot discovered music by learning the piano. Later, he studied musicology (doctorate on the electroacoustic music of François Bayle) and composition with Bertrand Dubedout (conservatory of Toulouse), before being admitted to the composition class of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon.

His musical work enters into the heart of a world of digital experimentation, around the idea of creative modification. Modification of sounds in order to give them, in the context of electroacoustic music or sound design, a musical meaning and a well-thought-out temporal dynamic. Modification of technology and computer tools as well, which situates each project in the field of the digital arts (GPS tracking with Toposonic, databases with Nexploria, etc.).

Gaël Tissot was in residency in various places dedicated to new music and digital arts : Château Ephémère (Carrières-sous-Poissy), le Bel Ordinaire (Pau), GMEM (Marseille), CIRM (Nice)... His projects are shown in festivals like DN[A] (Grenoble), La science de l'art (Essonne), Lumières sur le quai (Toulouse), and his music was awarded several prizes (ISCM World Music Days 2016, 2nd prize of the international composition competition Mauricio Kagel...)