A French composer and singer born in Toulouse in 1966.
After studying letters at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and undertaking university research on the works of Georges Perec and Jules Verne, Vincent Bouchot chose to devote himself solely to music. He joined the choir of the Chapelle Royale before becoming a member of the ensemble Clément Jannequin. He specialised in both the polyphony of the Renaissance and contemporary creation. Many vocal pieces have been written for him and he has taken part in first performances of operas, including Leçons d’enfer by Henri Pousseur, Forever Valley by Gérard Pesson, Outsider by Alexandros Markeas and Chantier Woyzeck by Aurélien Dumont.
Bouchot composes for all instrumental groupings, with a predilection for the voice, and his works reveal a feeling for theatre associated with an often caustic wit. His output includes songs (L’Ariette du Mans for tenor and piano, 2005; Fleurs d’Apollinaire for mezzo and piano, 2013; Temple ancien for baritone and piano, 2015), choral music (Herr, unser Herrscher for double chorus and 2 organs, 1993; Bouche-à-bouche bée for children’s choir, mixed chorus and instrumental ensemble, 2005), operettas (La Belle Lurette, 1999, commissioned by the French State) as well as operas and music theatre (Cahier de musique du Père Ubu, commissioned by the ensemble Aleph, 2003; L’orgue de Kalfermatt, 2008; Je ne sais pas chanter, commissioned by the Orchestre de Paris, 2014).