hervé is a composer/sound artist/performer whose work pans from free improvisation, jazz, electro, to the most abstract side of electroacoustic music.
improviser, sound and visual artist, hervé performs spontaneous compositions with saxophones and laptop, using processed field recordings. his work is influenced by practices such as jazz, electro-acoustic, contemporary music, experimental electronics, free improvisation, immersive sound art and techniques of sound therapy.
his research approaches sound as vibration, the relation between sound and objects or spaces, architecture and the body.
hervé works in sound design, sound recording and editing, post-production, mastering and composition, sound art and installation as well as performance which remains his main focus.
he has developed a very personal way to process and sculpt location recordings to reveal their musical features and maximise resonance with the listener and their experience of sound.
hervé’s use of field recordings is concerned with frequencies and harmonic relationships found in nature. how they relate to the real, physical world, and how the sounds of natural elements connect to our experience.
playing the saxophone, hervé focuses on extended techniques and abstract peripheral sounds structural to the instrument as a physical resonant object – although he has been known to play melodies at times…
‘sounding out’, one of his current projects, is an exploration of architecture, outdoor acoustics and sacred sites. these recordings are documents of in situ improvisations, inspired by the spirit and the special characteristics of a location.