Saxophone and live electronics
Laurent Estoppey and Arturo Corrales begin (after about ten years of gestation!) a close collaboration in 2017.
Both musicians and composers, they endorse this double role in this hyperactive duo, a permanent back and forth of energy and ideas between the saxophone and a live electronics instrument Corrales developed. Sounds are altered, looped, extended throughout the pieces.
Each piece is an open composition, not quite improvised, not totally fixed either.
The duo wish to meet other musicians to enter in dialog, more in the expectation of being shakes rather than a polite discussion.
Arturo Corrales (*1973), started from his childhood music and painting. He acquires a degree in architecture as well as a first music formation in his home town, El Salvador (guitar, keyboards, theory with German Cáceres and Joseph-Karl Doetsch).
He concludes his studies in Geneva and Lugano : composition with Eric Gaudibert, Nicolas Bolens, Michael Jarrell, Nadir Vassena ; electroacoustics with Rainer Boesch, Luis Naón, Eric Daubresse ; orchestral conducting with Giorgio Bernasconi.
Price Edmund Pendleton 2004, co-founder of the Ensemble Vortex in Geneva, and Master of musicology in Paris VIII with the composer Horacio Vaggione.
Of determinedly experimental conception, its work of creation is often inspired by ethnic and popular domains. Constantly attentive to the formal coherence of his works, to the control of their projection in space and time, he wants to facilitate the expression and the perception of a "livable and human" music.
Next to his activities of composer, interpreter and conductor, Arturo Corrales teaches the guitar and is a professor of composition and analysis in the Conservatoire Populaire de Genève ; he has also acquired a doctorate in musicology from the University of Geneva, with a very honorable mention and unanimous praise from the jury.