Benjamin Duboc was born May 20, 1969.
double bass player / improviser / electroacoustic composer / sound engineer
Benjamin Duboc is a very strong voice on double bass, born 1969, studied with JF Jenny-Clark & Bernard Cazauran, and has played with many great musicians (as Ernest Dawkins, Bertrand Denzler, Roy Campbell, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Sabir Mateen, Byard Lancaster, Daniel Erdmann, Abdelahaï Bennani, Michel Doneda, Daunik Lazro, Sunny Murray, John Betsch…). And also with Henry Grimes for a great duet in Paris. He leads the Nuts quintet with Itaru Oki & Rasul Siddik on trumpets, & Makoto Sato & Didier Lasserre on drums. He plays in The fish with Jean-Luc Guionnet on alto sax & Edward Perraud on drums (double cd on Ayler Records) and Rocks in the Sea with Mario Rechtern, Eric Zinman and Didier Lasserre. Benjamin has a beautiful and big sound, you really feel the ground while hearing him... it's somethin' ! He also is recorded on Amor Fati, Futura Marge, Creative sources, le petit label, sansbruit.
or... Early on, in his family, he would hear music � jazz. He attends conservatory and is taught piano and clarinet, then double bass under the direction of Jean-François Jenny-Clark and Bernard Cazauran. Out of adolescence: “Music and arts as a way of being”. He’s working with Gaël Mervel and Thierry Waziniak before joining octopus with Benoist Raffin and Jobic Le Masson whom he meets in 1993 in Slovakia. From then on, he will relentlessly go from a project to another, from a meeting to another with numerous musicians: free jazz, european improv... In his works, he intends to shape time. He’s known today as a very active improviser and composer of electroacoustic music in various contexts, medias and means of expression (music, dance, theatre, image...)