Renaud-Gabriel Pion is a classically trained clarinettist and composer who came to musical creation through improvised and amplified music.
His work is therefore strongly inspired by a dual culture: classical-contemporary and experimental.
Today a multi-instrumentalist (bass clarinet, Turkish clarinet, saxophone, cor Anglais, bass flute, Baroque instruments, piano, electronics), Renaud-Gabriel Pion has published several albums and collaborated with numerous artists. He is currently writing an opera with a grant from the Fondation Beaumarchais-SACD (Paris), and has worked for films, for the theatre and for contemporary dance.
RGP divides his time between Paris and Berlin.
With a classical European culture, Renaud Gabriel Pion develops a world of modern creation, born of the confrontation with traditional music, Anglo-Saxon rock, primitive music, and improvisation.
He studied composition in Paris and the modal music of the East (Turkey, Iran, India), as well as baroque and non-tempered music, which are partly constitutive of his instrumental gesture. As an instrumentalist he develops a language which for him could compare to calligraphy.
His successive albums are inspired by an urban soundscape (New York Sketches, 2016), or a western perspective on middle-eastern music (Qalandar, 2014, on Turkish poems), a reflection on improvisation within an orchestral score (Paradise Alley, 2008, Radio France), on spirituality in the contemporary (spiritus, for 8-piece ensemble and countertenor voice, Radio France, upcoming sept 27, 2019), or an immersive, hedonistic voyage (Voices in A Room, 2015, and Hinterwelt in silico - upcoming oct 2019) or inward of the sonic matter (First Meeting, also for Radio France, and Atonalist, 2017).