Ambitronix

Live Act Jazz
Ambitronix - Jazz Live Act in Paris

Ambitronix Short Info

Ambitronix (the established duo of pianist Benoît Delbecq and percussionist Steve Argüelles) with the addition of Nicolas Becker, a sound designer/foley artist well known in the cinema world.

The piano is essentially a system of hammers, and Cecil Taylor once described the piano keyboard as eighty-eight tuned drums. Benoît Delbecq's deployment of electronics alongside the piano can also turn the pianist's drum taps into eighty-eight percussive triggers for unleashing a whole new array of sounds. Together with Argüelles' drums and other percussion instruments, and Becker striking and otherwise manipulating the array of objects that make up the foley's armoury, they are therefore essentially a trio of percussionists.

This is music that mixes the purity of instrumental sound, the electronic distortions and multi- layered complexity of digitally generated sound, and the analogue manipulation of 'real world' sounds, to conjure a simultaneously abstract and referential musical ambience. Foley is a collection of extraordinary music that results from the creative combination of very different traditions of sound making through a unique collaboration.

Ambitronix (the established duo of pianist Benoît Delbecq and percussionist Steve Argüelles) with the addition of Nicolas Becker, a sound designer/foley artist well known in the cinema world.

The piano is essentially a system of hammers, and Cecil Taylor once described the piano keyboard as eighty-eight tuned drums. Benoît Delbecq's deployment of electronics alongside the piano can also turn the pianist's drum taps into eighty-eight percussive triggers for unleashing a whole new array of sounds. Together with Argüelles' drums and other percussion instruments, and Becker striking and otherwise manipulating the array of objects that make up...

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Discography Ambitronix

  • 2006 9 Volt Trippin Album | Plush
  • 2000 We Da Man Album | Plush

Media

  • Video Ambitronix (Steve Argüelles...
  • Sound 08 Manasonics Cassavetes
  • Sound 11 Manasonics Invisible Boy
  • Sound 12 Manasonics Chants De Par...

Origin

  • Paris FR

Founded

  • 2000

Members

  • Benoît Delbecq piano, sampler
  • Steve Argüelles drums, electronics