after his diploma of composition with michael jarrell in 2006, brice catherin willingly stepped away from the contemporary music institutions in order to develop very freely a few activities: multi-instrumental cellist, improviser, composer and art performer. these activities fed into each another, so that beyond his multidisciplinary shows and improvised concerts, brice catherin has never stopped composing and premiering written pieces.
most of his recent projects explore the idea of democracy in art: the artists’ individual responsibilities and their place in the social group as well as those of the members of the audience are challenged and questioned.
his pieces were premiered in many different places on this planet, and some of them are available on various labels (la cafetière and drone sweet drone, france) and a netlabel (pan y rosas, usa).
albums from pyr
pyr322 – DJ Protestant (with Violeta García)
pyr311 – Baroque Summer (with Jacques Demierre, Anouck Genthon, and Matthias Klenota)
pyr288 – ALGIZ (with Zorya)
pyr267 – death & the maiden
pyr266 – “make sure you have exhausted all that is communicated through stillness and silence”
pyr224 – bimo
pyr199 – best hits (recent works for percussion ensembles)
pyr182 – sequences
pyr133 – early works
pyr072 – number 3
pyr065 – winterreise
portrait by bastien gachet