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Armand LESECQ
Sound & Audiovisual Artist - Sound Editor - Electroacoustic Composer
armand.lesecq@protonmail.com
The Hague / Paris


Contact : armand.lesecq@protonmail.com

About

ENG
Armand Lesecq (1994, FR) is a sound & audiovisual artist.
Armand’s work is focused on the relation between perception, awareness and imagination. Through sound and/or visual compositions, he guides the audience into reflective and introspective inner meanders.

He is also active as an electronic musician in the experimental music field, as a sound designer for cinema and as a music composer for movie and dance.

He studied sound techniques, electroacoustic composition at Pantin’s conservatory (FR) and Arts at the HEAR Strasbourg (FR) and at the ArtScience Interfaculty (KABK & KC) in The Hague (NL).

FR
Armand Lesecq (1994) est un artiste sonore et audiovisuel.
Son travail se concentre sur les relations entre perception, attention et imagination. Au travers de compositions sonores et visuels, il guide le spectateur au sein de méandres intérieurs, réflexifs et introspectifs.

Il est également actif en tant que musicien dans des projets de musiques expérimentales, sound designer pour le cinéma et compositeur pour le film et la danse.

Il s'est formé aux techniques sonores, à la composition électroacoustique au conservatoire de Pantin et aux Arts à la HEAR Strasbourg ainsi qu'à la ArtScience Interfaculty (KABK & KC) de La Haye aux Pays-Bas.


EDUCATION

  • Master degree, ArtScience Interfaculty, Royal Academy of Art (KABK) & Royal Conservatory (KC), The Hague, NL
  • 2020: Bachelor of Art, Haute École de Arts du Rhin (HEAR), Strasbourg, FR.
  • 2017: Conservatory diploma (DEM), electroacoustic composition, SACEM Prize, Pantin, FR. Essay about space in experimental music and the development of a High Order Ambisonic (HOA) sound spatialization workflow.
  • 2014: BTS (two-year technician qualification diploma) in Audiovisual technics with sound specialisation, Suger, Saint-Denis, FR.

Certification
2018: Certification MAX level 1, IRCAM, Paris, FR.
2017: Audio Spatialization workshop, IRCAM, Paris, FR.


EXPERIENCE

2014-now: Freelance sound designer, sound editor, re-recording mixer & music composer.
2015-19: Full time position as sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer for cinema, TV and museums. Shaman-Labs / Commune Image, Saint-Ouen, FR.
Co-organizer of Les Soniferes Festival, Paris.

Events (selection)
Performances at Festival Météo (Mulhouse), Cave12 (CH), Périscope (Lyon), Festival Bruisme (Poitiers), Le Générateur (Gentilly), Forum des Arts Sonores de Bastia, DOC! (Paris), Espace B (Paris), Cité de la mode & du design (Paris), Synesthésie MMAINTENANT (St-Denis), ...
Collaboration works at Venice Architecture Biennale, FID Marseille, Cannes film Festival, LUFF, Chateau de Kerguehennec, Ecole d’Architecture de Versaille, Maison des Métallos, Parc de la Villette, galerie Fernand Léger...

Residencies (selection)
2022 : Solo residency at Château Ephémère, FR.
2022 : Research residency with Nuits at CESARE CNCM, Reims, FR.
2021 : Research residency with Nuits at La Fraternelle, St-Claude, FR.
2021 : Creation residency with Hyperborée at GMEA CNCM, Albi, FR. Work on spatial morphologies with an acoustic trio.
2018 : Residency at SILO with Hourvari (doublebass and electronic). On site composition in a 10m high concrete silo.

Prizes
2017 : SACEM prize - Pantin's conservatory
2015 : Mixage Fou - Prix Digital Salade

Cinema (selection)
"Cemetery", re-recording mixer 5.1, feature film directed by Carlos Casas, 2019.
"The Show", sound editor, series directed by Jan Kounen, produced by BlackPills, 2018.
"Quercus", sound editor & music composer, short film directed by Julien Munschy and produced by Le G.R.E.C., 2020.
"16 Levers de Soleil", sound editor, feature documentary directed by Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff, produced by La 25e heure, 2018.

Exhibitions (selection)
"Mahalla", Venice Architecture Biennale 2021, Spatial mixer, ambisonic 3D mix, directed by Carlos Casas.
"Yves Rocher foundation", permanent exhibition, la Gacilly, France. Production La Prod est dans le Pré. Sound-editing and in situ re-recording mix.
"Manoir du Tourp", permanent exhibition , Production La Prod est dans le Pré. Sound editing and in situ re-recording mix.
Vieux cormenier, permanent exhibition , Production La Prod est dans le Pré. Sound editing.
"@FARRAHAM22", music composition for an interactive installation by Aude Nasr & Paul Bourigan, 100% Festival, La Villette Paris, 2018.
"Machines curieuses", interactive audiovual installation for "Entrevoir, l'atelier des médias", Festival des idées, Maison des Métallos, Paris, 2016.

Dance
"Tentative d'Évaporation", music composition for a dance piece choreographed by Claire Hurpeau, 2021.

TV (selection)
"Ni Dieu ni Maitre, une histoire de l'anarchisme", Sound editor, TV documentary directed by Tancrède Ramonet, produced by Temps Noirs & ARTE France, 2016.
"Le Roundup face à ses juges", documentaire TV Marie-Monique Robin, produced by M2R (2017). Sound editing.
"Thomas Pesquet, l'étoffe d'un héros", TV documentary, directed by Pierre Emmanuel Le Goff, produced by La 25e heure. Sound editing.
"Tour de France de la biodiversité", produced by Gedeon. Sound editing & mix.

Video Art (selection)
"Still Life" d'Edouard Sautai, exhibition at "La Maréchalerie - centre d'art contemporain (Versailles)" and at "Domaine de Kerguehennec" (Morbihan). Field recording & Sound editing.
"Monumelt", d'Edouard Sautai, exhibition at "galerie Fernand Léger", Ivry s/ seine. Sound design.

360° Cinema (selection)
"Dans la Peau de Thomas Pesquet", cinéma 360°, 2x20min. Directed by Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff. Produced by La vingt-cinquième heure. Prize "coup de coeur" du 360° film festival 2018. Sound editing, ambisonic and binaural spatial mix.
"Visite guidée de la Villa Cavrois", vidéo 360° de William Smith. Production La vingt-cinquième heure. Sound editing, ambisonic and binaural spatial mix.

Advertising (selection)
"SNCF TGV INOUI", directed par Cisko, production Buffalo Corp. Sound editing & mix.
"Je suis, Médecin du Monde", directed par Cisko, production Buffalo Corp. Sound editing & mix.
"SKODA, La big aventure", directed par Thibault Mombellet, production Buffalo Corp. Sound editing & mix.
"KENZO Parfums, Fêtes des pères, fêtes des mères 2015". Music composition.

Software
2017-now: Conception of a spatial workflow inside Ableton Live. (Touch OSC, Ableton Live, IRCAM Spat, Cycling'74 MAX.)
2020 : Spatial workflow conception for Tommy Lawson and Jean-Daniel Bécache. (Touch OSC, Ableton Live, IRCAM Spat, Cycling'74 MAX.)

Teaching
2019 : Teacher - technical audio lessons, BTS Audiovisuel IFTIS, Paris.
2018 : Physical properties of sound - sound vibration in a water surface. Primary school "Marelle et compagnie", Périgord, France.


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