Pierre-Antoine Badaroux

Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, 34, alto saxophone – First prize in saxophone from the Paris Conservatory, teaches jazz composition and arrangement at the Lille Conservatory ; solo improviser, main interpreter of Hodos ensemble, composer of his own sextet, producer of the label Umlaut Records, founder and director of Umlaut Big Band ; anchors his work around the exploration of the connections between composition forms, composition, the pre-defined, the undefined and the improvised.