Jean-Etienne Sotty


Born on March 20, 1988. A native of Bourgogne, France, he fought with the most distinguished professors: O. Urbano, C. Girard, P. Bourlois and finally T. Anzellotti, under the teaching, he obtained Master at the HKB Bern. His excellence opens the doors of the CNSMDP (PhD); his musical knowledge earned him to obtain music aggregation.

With this course, there is no limit to his musical desires: recital, contemporary creation, improvisation, concerto with orchestra ... his activities are as diverse as possible. Insatiably creative collaborates with many composers and creates the first accordion in France in the duo XAMP that he forms with Fanny Vicens.

In the most prestigious places: Théâtre du Châtelet, KKL Lucerne, Les Subsistances (Lyon), Center George Pompidou / IRCAM, Spring Arts Festival (Monaco), Teatro Mayor (Bogota), Sadler's Wells (London), Konzerthaus Vienna, Festival Presences ...

2019.20 Artistic Research Residency

Hybrid Accordion: towards an electronic symbiosis / instrument.
In collaboration with the Sound Systems and Signals : Audio/Acoustiqcs, InstruMents IRCAM-STMS Team.

The invention or transformation of musical instruments is a powerful engine of musical creation. Currently, a trend created by many composers, performers and institutions including IRCAM is to hybridize instruments: it is to equip an internal electronic device acoustic instrument, to work on his timbre. The accordion is an instrument in full evolution: the idea of ​​its hybridization is absolutely natural. Indeed the creations that are dedicated to him, especially with the XAMP microtonal accordion, converge towards the symbiosis between electronics and instrument. Hybridization will therefore aim to create this symbiotic link, to integrate these two entities and to make them vibrate physically and poetically in the same instrumental space: electronic and accordion, already so close, will be mixed to create a new instrumental nature and musical.

The hybridization will allow the device to be transportable which will offer the opportunity to present the mixed music written for him in any type of place, in the manner of an "electronic chamber music" in addition to completing the hybrid instrumentarium already existing. This transportability, and the intimacy that results from it, is also one of the characteristics of the accordion which will be found in the device, its coherence being then reinforced.


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