Set 3 Sylvie Degiez- Piano Luc Fuchs- Bs Clarinet Wayne Lopes- Guitar (Frettless)
Sylvie Degiez was a student of composer Jean Perrin and Jean Balissat in Lausanne, Switzerland. After finishing a graduate program in education, she earned a special grant that let her travel to NYC. There, she played new music with NYC improvisers such as Rashied Ali, Perry Robinson, Steve Swell, Michael Hashim, Angela Babin, Biggi Vinkeloe, Wayne Lopes and also a classical music duet with pianist and Juilliard teacher Lisa Kovalic. A conceptualist composer, 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, more recently "Stardust" in collaboration with Michael Kiaer. She has collaborated on musical theater projects in Switzerland with actor/director Pierre Dubey. Her theater project "Cosmic Brew" is a game-play to expose participant to the link between music/math/physics (The Metropolitan Playhouse in NYC). She has been a frequent guest artist at the MAKOR/92ndStreetY residency program directed by Anat Litwin. She hosted The Moon Saloon and CHRONOCOSMOS, evenings of poetry and improvisation at 92YTRIBECA. Collaboration in multimedia with artists and poets includes many projects with poet/photographer Ira Cohen, performances for the Woodstock film festival and StJohn church (NYC) with Ford Crull, many readings with Andy Clausen, Pamela Twinings and an ongoing multi disciplinary project at the PlatteClove gallery with many artists, musicians and poets.