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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. 'Working out of her own Home Sweet Home Studio in Paris, she creates landscapes that pull you in and hold your attention with a keen sense of detail and subtle sense of surprise. A seductive and beautiful debut CD from one of the most personal and passionate new voices in electroacoustic music.' Tzadik
Awards

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).

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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