eric_fraction_portrait_novembre_2016_photo_quentin_chevrier-3

Eric Raynaud

Composer & Sound art supervision (France)

Fraction (Eric Raynaud) is a French sound & audiovisual artist whose work focuses in particular on immersive experience design. His practice has developed from a background in music composition and spatial sound which led him to put together complete skills in the field of new media art . He is particularly interested in forms of sound immersion and their interactions with generative visuals. Combining complex scenography and hybrid digital writing with visual, sound and physical media, it aims in particular to forge links between 3D sound immersion, contemporary art, architecture within the frame of radical experiences. Fascinated by sound intensity, energy, ecstasy, and the idea of "being able to sculpt sound disorder as a raw matter", he finds in the lexicon of sound spatialization the appropriate field for designing atypical pieces, placing at the center of his writing the immediate physical and emotional experience. He is currently leading a residency in artistic research at IRCAM (Paris, France)

eric_fraction_portrait_novembre_2016_photo_quentin_chevrier-3

SHAW PONG LIU

Composer (Usa)

Violinist and composer Shaw Pong Liu engages diverse communities through multidisciplinary collaborations, creative music and social dialogue. Her project Code Listen, which she started as City of Boston Artist-in-Residence in 2016, uses songwriting and performances to support healing and dialogue around violence, racism, and police practices, in collaboration with the Boston Police Department, teen artists, family members surviving homicide and local musicians.

Shaw Pong is is a founding member of Play for Justice, a network of musicians and artists in Boston supporting social justice causes. Her compositions have been commissioned by Silkroad Ensemble for the Freer-Sackler Museum, Anikaya Dance Theatre, A Far Cry, Lorelei Ensemble, and pianist Sarah Bob. As a violinist she performs with groups including Silk Road Ensemble, MIT’s Gamelan GalakTika, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Ludovico Ensemble, and Castle of Our Skins. She has worked as a teaching artist with Yo-Yo Ma's Youth Music Culture Guangzhou, the New England Conservatory of Music, the Urbano Project, Celebrity Series, Cantata Singers, Young Audiences, and is a founding faculty at the Cuerdas Oaxaca strings chamber music festival in Mexico. 

A graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a Masters in Violin Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, Shaw Pong was an Expressing Boston Public Art Fellow in 2014-15; artist-ethnographer for Boston's cultural planning initiative, Boston Creates in 2015; one of three Artist-in-Residence for the City of Boston's first Artist-in-Residence program in 2016; and 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence at the Pao Arts Center in Boston Chinatown. She is a 2018-19 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow.

eric_fraction_portrait_novembre_2016_photo_quentin_chevrier-3

Shahou Andalibi

Composer (Turkey)

Shahou Andalibi started learning and performing Persian classical singing and Maqam music at the age of 4 under his father’s teaching. His father, Iraj Andalibi was a well-known Persian musician whose work was especially appreciated amongst Kurdish people of Iran. At the age of 6, he started playing the daf with Maqam method under the supervision of great masters such as Khalifeh Mirza Agha, Khalife Karim, and in the method of his grandfather Haj Abdolsamad Andalibi.

Shahou started playing Ney professionally at the age of 13, as only a handful of Persian musicians were able to perform this ancient instrument. His played in the Avaye Andalib Ensemble alongside his father, Iraj Andalibi. His dedication to music as well as his desire to learn works of other cultures lead him to start learning classical western music in 1991. Despite his many valuable and successful performances in Iran, he was banned from performing in public by the Iranian regime in 2013 for one year because of promoting female performance in Iran and his leading role in the vocals of Mahbanu Ensembles accompanied by the two great female musicians, Sahar Mohamad and Mahdieh Mohamadkhani.

He obtained his Master’s degree from the Art University of Tehran in 2007 with a specialty in Iranian Musical Instruments. Shahou has been an outstanding performer with more than 50 performances across the globe accompanied the grandmaster Mohamadreza Shajarian and other ensembles. He is also an educator with more than 25 years of teaching experience.

Short extracts playlist of the piece soundtrack: