15 May 2020 : New piece premiered by Soyuz21, Zürich.
17 May 2020 : New piece for Soyuz21, Basel.
Mathieu Corajod is artist-in-residence at ICST, Zürich, in 2020.
Photo: Stefanie Daumüller
Mathieu Corajod (CH/FR, 1989) is a composer of instrumental and vocal music, experimental music theater, electronic music and interdisciplinary projects.
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 staging. 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, Cathy van Eck and Daniel Weissberg at the Haute école des arts de Berne – HKB, where he specialized in experimental music theatre. His approach to the stage was marked by encounters with Georges Aperghis, Thierry de Mey, Jennifer Walshe, François Sarhan and Simon Steen-Andersen. He worked from 2015 to 2018 as an assistant at the HKB while earning a second Masters in research on the arts in musicology at the University of Bern. In 2018, he joined the Cursus in composition and computer music at IRCAM, which he attended thanks to a scholarship from the Fondation Nicati-de Luze. He is currently pursuing his projects in residencies (Cité des arts, ICST Zürich,…) and in his own productions.
Additionally, Mathieu Corajod is involved in various concepts of educational outreach for classical and contemporary music, collaborates as a music journalist and produces stage lightings.