Set 3 Sylvie Degiez- Piano Luc Fuchs- Bs Clarinet Wayne Lopes- Guitar (Frettless)
Born in the French part of Switzerland, Composer Sylvie Degiez, learned piano as a child, and after graduating from the State of Vaud teacher's academy, began to teach music professionally. A student of composer Jean Perrin at the Lausanne Conservatory of Classical Music, she earned a grant that brought her to New York. Playing around with NYC music improvisers such as Rashied Ali, Perry Robinson, Steve Swell, Rosi Hertlein to name but a few. Math, physics, astronomy, the study of ancient scriptures from various origin is nourishing her inspiration.
Since 1987 she has created numerous music performances for venues local and abroad, including Gift of Eagle Orchestra with guitarists Wayne Lopes and Van Manakas, the Cosmic Legends series at the Kitchen, an inside-out interpretation of 4'33'' for John Cage's memorial at Summer Stage, an opera "Venus" in Goteburg, Sweden with Biggi Vinkeloe. Her compositions for ballet include Women's feet for Daphne Rosenblum, Nagual with swiss dancer/choreographer Zoe Reverdin, "Unveiling the Lovers" in the Laba festival, Cabaret Muse Me with Gul Kozacıoglu a live - web performance happening simultaneously in Turkey and in NYC. She's collaborated on musical theater projects in Switzerland and the US with longtime friend Pierre Dubey. Her most recent theater project "Cosmic Brew" is a game-play to expose participant to the link between music/math/physics at the Metropolitan Playhouse in NYC. Sylvie has been also a frequent guest artist at the MAKOR/92ndStreetY residency program directed by Anat Litwin, now at 14StreetY. She hosts The Moon Saloon and CHRONOCOSMOS, evenings of poetry and improvisation at 92YTRIBECA.