Short presentation

Jacopo Baboni Schilingi comes from an « art music » background in which writing and interactivity are paramount. He is one of the most representative composers of his generation, and recognized as such in conservatories and classical concert halls. He performs his music all over the world. This year he is the residence artist for the Grand Palais in Paris exhibition Artists & Robots (Paris from April to July 2018), he is working with Chanel for a new photo and music exhibition (Tokyo – 2018, 2019, 2020) and for a series of concerts in France, Italy, Japan, USA and China. During seven years, he was composer-in-residence at IRCAM. Luciano Berio asked him to create the Department of Research & Education, within the Centro Tempo Reale in Florence; he was appointed head of the department from 1998 to 2004. He was associated artist at the Saline Royale d’Arc-et-Senans, and residence artistist at MA-Scène in 2013-2014 and associated artist of the EMW Festival in Shanghai He is curator of the annual worldwide PRISMA Conference. He performed his compositions for the Venice Biennale in Art section and Music section. Jacopo Baboni Schilingi is equally at home in interdisciplinary modes of artistic expression which combine visuals, architecture and interactions with the public in new contexts. His work with French-born American visual artist Arman in the 2000s initiated a series of creative collaborations with Miguel Chevalier, Jean-Pierre Balpe, Alain Fleischer, Elias Crespin, Sarkis, and others. Jacopo Baboni Schilingi is artistic director of the Ensemble de Musique Interactive, which he founded in 2001. He has been guest professor at Harvard University (USA) and at Wuhan Conservatory (China).

Artistic and production team

  • Lionel Viard - Responsible of the strategy and development of the Ensemble de Musique Interactive
  • Sound and software assistants – Thomas Aguettaz, Lenny Spzira, Léo Baqué
  • Adeline Dody - Administrator of the Ensemble de Musique Interactive
  • Christophe Vouaux – web designer
  • Student assistants : Hina Razanamasy