A French composer born September 17, 1967 in Marseille.
At first an autodidact, Lionel Marchetti subsequently explored the musique concrète repertory with Xavier Garcia, a composer and musician with Arfi (Imaginary Folklore Research Association).
He composes in the studios of the GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales), the GMVL (Groupe Musiques Vivantes de Lyon), La Muse en Circuit, Cesaré in Rheims, as well as in his own studio. With the artiste Olivier Capparos, he prepares creative radiophonic workshops for France Culture. The two composers have collaborated in this way notably on Kitty Hawk, le sable et le vent, first performed at the Grand Théâtre in Rheims in 2008, and Le puits et la dune, first performed on France Culture in 2014.
Marchetti’s musical compositions are cinemas for the ear, exploiting the idea of a music-walk, of being sidetracked in a landscape through mental impressions: Dans la montagne, first performed at the festival 38e Rugissants (1995); La grande vallée, first performed at the GRM (1996); Train de nuit (Noord 3-683), first performed at Instants Chavirés in Montreuil (1999); Adèle et Hadrien le livre des vacances, commissioned by the GRM and first performed at Multiphonies (2007); Échange cannibale 2, a work co-composed with Jérôme Noetinger, premiered at the festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier (2013); Un nuage de poussière, for violin and electronics, commissioned by the CNCM Césaré (2018).
Lionel Marchetti also devotes part of his activity to live improvisation, as a soloist or with musicians such as Jérôme Noetinger, Xavier Garcia, Seijiro Murayama, Jean-Baptiste Favory, Carole Rieussec, Patrick Charbonnier, Nicolas Losson and Yôko Higashi.
He is also the author of poetry and of essays on musique concrète, including La musique concrète de Michel Chion (1998) and Haut-parleur, voix et miroir (2003).