1997 & 1998: Sacem- Award for best student electroacoustic composition 1999: Honorary Mention, Russolo-Pratella Foundation - International Composition Competition. 2003: Honorary Mention, Ear - Hungarian National Radio network - International Composition Competition. 2007: Award for the best music for multimedia @ Synthèses International Sonic Art Competition, Institute of Electroacoustic Music (Bourges, France).
It is little surprise that French electroacoustic composer Berangere Maximin's musical path has consisted of both conservatory studies under Denis Dufour and stints in rock and world bands. Her solo debut consists of six works that expound upon the tape manipulations of Pierre Schaeffer, but whose sense of drama maintains her contact with the popular musical forms that she has partaken in.
Maximin clearly has a knack for making the most of her tools. Using only tape and voice, she displays a highly mature sense of patience in her composition, allowing each piece to unfold into its own entity that is ripe with morsels of surprising humor and effect...