BRAUD Augustin

Born in 1994, Augustin has been a contract doctoral student in Musicology at the University of Poitiers since September 2018, working in the interdisciplinary CRIHAM laboratory. His research questions the links between timbral parameters and bodily movements in 21st-century music.His music is above all a vector of energy, of vehement gestures transmitted within a union of several “textures-timbers”; for him, each piece is a cycle, like different paintings following one another in succession, highlighting his interest in the most imposing works by visual artists Cy Twombly or Anselm Kiefer. The listener is gradually guided in this discovery by short fragments, reminiscences of past gestures or, on the contrary, premonitions of an apogee of writing density.

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Biography

Born in 1994, Augustin Braud spends most of his life between Poitiers and Paris, France. After having studied drums and percussion for more than fifteen years and starting composition while being self-taught, he followed composition lessons at Poitiers Conservatory with Jean-Luc Defontaine while preparing a master degree in musicology at Poitiers University, under Cécile Auzolle’s guidance. He presents his research work in front of personalities such as Jean-Baptiste Barrière (ex-director of musical research at IRCAM) or Alain Bonardi (senior lecturer à Paris VIII University).

Augustin is actually a PhD student at Poitiers University, in the interdisciplinary CRIHAM laboratory. His researches question links between timbre parameters and bodily gestures in XXIst century music.

He follows master-classes at IRCAM with such composers as Ivan Fedele or Michael Jarrell, in addition to private lessons with Yann Robin and Martin Matalon. His previous work experiences as a sound engineer give him a knowledge of both written and popular music.

In addition to being the recipient of commissions and collaborating with many french (Ars Nova, Proxima Centauri, Ensemble Zellig, Ensemble Alternance, Ensemble Erasme…), european (Quatuor Kaliste) and american ensembles (Chamber Cartel, Nebula Ensemble), Augustin Braud creates strong links with interprets such as Jeanne-Marie Conquer, Nicolas Crosse (Ensemble Intercontemporain), Louis Siracusa or even Takenori Nemoto (Musica Nigella).

Augustin Braud has been composer-in-residence at Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Aquitaine for the 2017 — 2018 season, making him one of the youngest composers ever appointed to such a position in France. He wrote for this occasion Ibur Neshamot for an orchestra of fifty musicians, premiered under the baton of Nicolas Chalvin in January 2018 at the Théâtre & Auditorium de Poitiers.

His upcoming projects include the german premiere of GOLEM by Klangforum Wien at Festival ECLAT in Stuttgart, a cello concerto for Marie Ythier and Ensemble Sillages, a concerto for ensemble and orchestra for the french radio, as well as new pieces for European, American and Australian formations.

Augustin Braud’s music is before all an energy vector, vehement gestures transmitted in an union of many « textures-timbres » ; each piece is for him a cycle, as many paintings following each other, highlighting his interest for the largest works of such artists as Cy Twombly of Anselm Kiefer. The listener is gradually guided in its discovery by short fragments, reminiscent of earlier gestures or on the contrary premonitions of a culminating density of writing.

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Augustin Braud

Release of the first monographic CD by composer Augustin Braud, recorded in March 2022 at Studio Sequenza (Montreuil) for the Stradivarius label. by Esemble Alternance.

(French) Augustin Braud – Lauréat du prix Claude Arrieu de la SACEM 2020

Les Editions Musicales Artchipel ont l’honneur de  vous annoncer que Augustin Braud est lauréat du prix Claude Arrieu de la SACEM 2020. La remise des prix aura lieu le vendredi 9 octobre […]

(French) Augustin Braud

Création mondiale de Terres proches, un portrait sonore de Grand Poitiers pour saxophones, clarinettes, percussions, synthétiseurs et field recording le Mardi 28 mai à 19h30 au Théâtre-Auditorium de Poitiers, 1 boulevard de Verdun, […]

(French) Création mondiale – Contrechoqué – Augustin Braud – 2 avril 2019

Mardi 2 avril 2019 à 19h30 Auditorium Marcel Landowski, 14 Rue de Madrid, 75008 Paris (FR). Contrechoqué pour flûte, clarinette, piano, violon & violoncelle commande de l’ensemble Alternance. http://crr.paris.fr/XPDF/Brochures/Brochure_saison.pdf

(French) Reprise “…repêcher les étincelles de sens négligées…” – Augustin Braud – 14 Février 2019

Jeudi 14 février à 19h30 – Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de l’Hôpital Sainte-Anne, 1 rue Cabanis, 75014 Paris.   Pour Flûte Alto, Clarinette Basse & Violoncelle par l’Ensemble Zellig http://musee-mahhsa.com/accueil/

(French) Création de la version révisée Golem – Augustin Braud – 06 février 2019

Mercredi 06 février 2019 – Theaterhaus  seimensstraße 13, 70469 Stuttgart (DE). Dans le cadre du festival Eclat Kathryn Schulmeister – Contrebasse     https://eclat.org/terminleser-eclat/eclat-2019-01.html https://www.klangforum.at/calendar-detail/preistraegerkonzert.html

(French) Création Mas o Menos, hommage à Frank Stella – Augustin Brau – 30 novembre 2018

Vendredi 30 novembre 2018 20 h à la Chapelle de Boondael -Square du Vieux Tilleul 10, 1050 Ixelles (BE). Mas o Menos, hommage à Frank Stella par le Quatuor Kaliště. http://www.chambermusiceurope.org/cms/Boondael_Classic_30_novembre_2018_Quatuor_Kaliste_Chamber_Music_For_Europe

Events

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Sep

2023

Augustin Braud

World premiere – De l’un, l’autre for cello and ensemble by  l’Ensemble Sillages – Abbaye de Royaumont read more

05

May

2023

(French) Augustin Braud

Création – Cathédrale pour grand ensemble le 5 mai  – Epiphaniaskirche – Mannheim (D) – 20H00 le 7 mai – Schwere Reiter Musik München (D) – 20H00 Ensemble risonanze erranti […]

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Jan

2023

(French) Augustin Braud

Création mondiale de Cornucopia (pour baryton, bugle & ensemble instrumental) Auditorium Marcel Landowski – CRR de Paris (F) 20H00 Ensemble 2e2m Paul-Alexandre Dubois, baryton Louis Gauvrit, bugle Léo Margue, direction […]

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Jan

2023

(French) Augustin Braud

Concert promotionnel pour la parution du premier CD monographique du compositeur Augustin Braud enregistré en mars 2022 au Studio Sequenza (Montreuil) pour le label Stradivarius. 17.01.23 19h30 Paris 8 Auditorium […]

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Mar

2022

(French) Augustin Braud

Samedi 12 mars 2022, création de Tron (pour ensemble & mellotron obligé) à la Salle des concerts, Cité de la musique. par l’Ensemble Intercontemporain, Simon Proust – direction. Ensemble Intercontemporain […]