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Berangere Maximin

Berangere was born on the remote French colonial island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean and moved to France at the age of fifteen. A resident of Paris since 2002, she has performed as a singer in rock and world music bands around Perpignan and also studied electroacoustic music with Denis Dufour at the conservatory of this town

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Henry Smith / Brainwashed.com / February 2009

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

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