French composer and performer of acousmatic music born in 1972.
A saxophonist by training, Éric Broitmann also studied improvisation and obtained a musicology degree from the University of Aix-Marseille. He performs as a saxophonist, undertakes research into his instrument and is interested in sound for its own sake as well as in electroacoustic music. He completed his training with a course of electroacoustic composition at Bourges Conservatory with Roger Cochini, and then at the Paris Regional Conservatory with Denis Dufour, obtaining a Master’s degree in electroacoustic composition at the University of Marne-la-Vallée. Trained in acousmatic performance with the music company Motus, that he later joined, Broitmann became a sound creator and composer for live spectacles.
Éric Broitmann develops modes of perception that highlight the visual aspect of musical material. His research has led him to work on the idea of spreading, notably between different kinds of sounds or between compositional procedures. Similarly, he likes to place the listener at the frontier of several worlds: musical, cinematographic, literary. In them he scatters realities, objects more or less concrete, syntheses, spaces that are artificial or not, and he plays on these ambiguities in order to open out the listening process, to enact it, including in abandonment. His acousmatic music invites us on a journey in sound throughout fragments of freely associated memories. His works include Collectif allant vers, commissioned by Motus, first performed at the Palais de Tokyo (2008); Les carnets africains, an electroacoustic triptych (2006-2010); Nocturne, commissioned by the GRM (2013); De l’espace et du temps for butô dancer, commissioned by Motus for the festival En Chair et En Sons (2015); Les chemins de colonne, stereophonic acousmatic piece, first performed at the festival Futura (2017); Used, first performed at the festival Futura (2021).
Éric Broitmann also teaches electroacoustic composition at the Gabriel Fauré Conservatory of Angoulême.