3 March 2019: Collisions, Aarau.
18 June 2019 : concert of the ircam composition and computer music cursus, Centquatre, Paris, festival Manifeste.
From July to December 2019, Mathieu Corajod will benefit from the cultural residency grant in Paris awarded by the Music Commission of the Canton of Berne.
Photo: Stefanie Daumüller
Mathieu Corajod (CH/FR, 1989) is a composer of instrumental music, experimental music theater and intermedia performances.
Sensitive and concise, sometimes expressive or ironic, his music creates a new world for each of his pieces. Mathieu Corajod regularly explores the opposition between the fusion and contrast of sounds. He claims the immediacy of his musical material while seeking to create surprise, maintaining a critical and reflective approach. His use of technology is as much in the service of sonic research as it is of theatricality. He works closely with performers in his open, interactive or performative works.
Author of works performed among others by the Orchestre de chambre de Berne, Ensemble Adapter, Ensemble Interface, and Ensemble Makrokosmos, Mathieu has also written and produced several projects of “théâtre musical” such as his show Scriptons or his score for instruments ad libitum : Collection. Imaginary and dressed up instruments, “prepared” objects, phonetic scores, projections of texts, staging of listening modes, work on movement and on the visual aspect of representation constitute some of its elements.
Mathieu Corajod studied composition from 2010 to 2015 under Xavier Dayer, Christian Henking, and Daniel Weissberg at the Haute école des arts de Berne – HKB, where he specialized in experimental music theatre with Françoise Rivalland, Pierre Sublet and Angela Bürger. He then worked as an assistant at the HKB while earning a second Masters in research on the arts at the University of Bern. In September 2018, he joined the Cursus in composition and computer music at IRCAM while residing at the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris. He is supported by the Fondation Nicati-de Luze.
Additionally, Mathieu Corajod is involved in various concepts of mediation between classical and contemporary music, collaborates as a music journalist and produces stage lightings.