A French composer and singer born November 3, 1965 in Paris.
Isabelle Sabrié studied singing at the Paris Conservatory in the class of Rachel Yakar, where she obtained a First Prize for opera in 1992. A soprano performing the repertories of early, medieval and baroque music, she also appears in many classical operas throughout Europe and performs contemporary song. She is in addition studying various forms of extra-European music and she studied musicology at the University Paris-Sorbonne.
Fascinated by the sounds of the Amazonian forest, Sabrié settled in Manaus, Brazil in 2007. There she developed rythmico-spatial harmony, an ensemble of spatio-temporal principles based on the observation of the Amazonian nature that structures sounds all around spectators with the result that a sound equilibrium is developed and continues on in three-dimensional physical space. Her works, often the result of multidisciplinary creative work, use electronic sounds blended with human sounds as well as the classical instrumentarium of the orchestra and modern instruments. Her works include In memoriam 26 décembre 2004, an oratorio dedicated to the memory of the victims of the tsunami in Indonesia, for soprano, chorus, saxophone, flutes, sonorised double bass, electric guitar and cristal Baschet, first performed by the Choeur Symphonique de Paris conducted by Xavier Ricour in Paris, at the Temple de l’Étoile (2007); A Fada e o Girassol, digital opera first staged at Belem Opera in Brazil (2012); Samba do Carro, “ecological-technological” Amazonian ballet, first performed at Manaus in 2015 (Brazil); Viajar (Voyager) for spatialised orchestra, first performed by the orchestra Amazonas Filarmônica conducted by Marcelo de Jesus at Manaus Opera in Brazil (2016); Insetoïda for violin and percussion, first performed in Brasilia at the “Nuit des idées” of the Alliances Françaises (2016). In 2019 the composer started work on rhythms in 3D with traditional and jazz groups, while preparing a symphony-ballet, Cents da Amazônia.
Isabelle Sabrié has also written poetry and a novel of anticipation (L’arme d’amour, 2002) concerning the neurosciences of non-violence. A singing teacher at the State University Amazonas until 2013, she was artistic adviser for the Agência Amazonense de Desenvolvimento Cultural until 2020, and then artiste-expert of the UN group “Harmony with Nature”.