Liking pushing aside the notion of composer or musician, the French artist Zreen Toyz (born in 1954) often presents himself as Sound Sculptor or Sound Poet.
He started with classical training on piano and percussions, but he did not like the stifling conformity of the academy and turned to the
world of improvised musics.
He met composers such as Luc Ferrari and İlhan Mimaroğlu, but he considers the experimental sides of the improvised musics of the early 70s (Rock, Jazz, and Electronic) as the foundation of his sonorous experiments.
Since his first pieces created in 1970, he works the sound material following inspiration of the moment, a raw and instinctive approach by stratification where any imperfection or sound incident become a harshness on which to hang on atmospheres or reflections. In this way, he creates impalpable and timeless landscapes where vibrations, noises, and collages tend to blurring the structure of the piece.
His music is mainly used for artistic exhibitions, contemporary choreographies, and documentary movies.
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