A French composer born February 12, 1974 in Courbevoie.
After studying jazz and composition with Georges Bœuf in Marseilles, Yann Robin furthered his training at the Paris Regional Conservatory and at the University of La Sorbonne. After this, in 2003, he joined the classes of Frédéric Durieux and Michael Levinas at the Paris Conservatory. In 2004 he met Jonathan Harvey at the Centre Acanthes and then Brian Ferneyhough and Jean-Luc Hervé at the Abbey of Royaumont. There followed residencies with La Muse en Circuit, the Aleph Ensemble’s International Forum for Young Composers, then the course in computer music at Ircam. Invited by the Orchestre National de Lille, he was subsequently composer in residence at Ircam before taking up a residency at the Villa Medici (2009-2010). Co-founder and artistic director of the Ensemble Multilatérale, Yann Robin devotes himself to the promotion of contemporary music and set up the festival Controtempo in Rome. He composes for all genres and manipulates sound in three-dimensional space with energy and rhythmic effervescence, while still retaining the spontaneity of improvisation. The poetic idea travels through an imaginary scenario and his music functions in terms of spaces, volumes, lines and colours, often in symmetry. His works include Choastika (2005), Art of metal (2006), Countdown (2008), Vulcano (2009), Scratches (2009), DJ-M (2010).