A French composer born May 17, 1952 in Rouen.
Francis Faber studied at the University of Rouen and the Paris Conservatory.
With a passion for the stage, multidisciplinary creation and multimedia, he cultivates real-time electronics, plays on digital instruments such as the Wiimote, the Karlax, and actually builds the instruments required for his shows.
He devises shows, interactive installations and composes for various formations and for performers such as Arnaud Dumond, Jean-Pierre Drouet, Garth Knox, Cécile Daroux, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the ensembles Ars Nova, TM+, Puce Muse, Musique Nouvelle, Art Zoyd and the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain. Among his works are Recuerdo de… for eight groups of guitars and tape, commissioned by the French State (1994); Ecce femina for voice and cello, first performance at the festival Tramway in Normandy (1995); Borobo, a show for young audience (1998); Bruit of Cyclop (1999), an installation-performance commissioned by the Festival d’Île-de-France for the monumental sculpture of Jean Tinguely; Trio for flute, viola and meta-instrument, first performed at the festival Présences (2003); Perdu en Alaska, a multimedia show premiered at the Maison des Arts of Créteil (2005).
Also a pedagogue, Francis Faber collaborates with various bodies concerned with contemporary composition, live sound and animated images. In 2015, he began a series of ‘electric duets’, short pieces for instrumentalists following the second cycle at the Conservatory.
Francis Faber is also the artistic director of the Studio de Création de Dieppe La Grande Fabrique and he directs the electronics chamber music ensemble Fabrique Nomade.