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Patrick Matoian

multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and computer scientist

He worked in the 80’s in the Groupe de musique expérimentale in Bourges.
He was an active member of 2AMAC Academy of Contemporary Arts and Martial Arts in Paris (dance,theater, aikido) and works as a musician and teacher.
He participated in the creation of different shows as a musician and an actor : Altair, A. Cognard / 2 AMAC (1994), Les pas perdus … L’Amour piétinant, Artemis Danza Company Italy (1995).
Since 2003 he’s has been collaborating in the creation of every Heliotropion company’s per- formances as a composer and a musician: An Nagodo, Nube de agua, Entrevox 2X, Elem D.O or music Objects, Study for an urban choreography, Direct’Radio, Pagina Bianca, Corps de Ville.
Using computers, sensors and samplers he experiments new musical forms.
He uses its scientific expertise to expand the possibilities of real-time interaction between sound sequences and the artists playing on stage.
Here are some of the tools he uses regularly: acoustic and electric guitars,
dobro, lap steel, mandolin, ukulele, keyboard, jaw harp, harmonica, kalimba (thumb pia- no), washboard.

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