Sylvain Pohu

(1976 - )

Composer, improviser and guitarist, Sylvain Pohu is a founding member of the contemporary jazz ensemble [iks] and its artistic director. He is also an active member of the detypeinconnu duet, the Gros Castor trio, the Wonder-trois-quatre improvisation band and the Montreal Musical Improvisation League. Another dimension of Sylvain's work is the design and production of sound installations and videomusic pieces.

In the context of his doctoral studies in composition at University of Montréal, Sylvain investigated the role of improvisation in the compositional process and in real-time sound processing, and explored the expressive possibilities of improvised electroacoustic music. His artistic approach is characterized by the search for an hybridation of musical languages, practices, media and aesthetic influences.