Stéphane
Sordet

Saxophonist of the ensemble Sillages, after having passed through jazz and improvised music, Stéphane Sordet very quickly turned to contemporary music and creation.

Anxious to develop and spread the repertoire, Stéphane Sordet collaborates and works with many ensembles (Dédalus, Rhizome, Ensemble Spirali...) and participates in many creations with composers from various horizons and aesthetics: G. Bustos, G. Dazzi, F. Rossé, K. Sakaï, M.Matalon, R.Lemay, B.de la Fuente, D.D'Adamo, J.Torres Maldonado, J.Munoz Bravo, C.Grätzer, J.M Lopez...

Practicing electro-acoustic music, he integrates new technologies into his repertoire and plays the EWI saxophone and the Sylphyo (he collaborates with the company Aodyo for the development of this instrument). He plays in duet with Nicolas Prost and has received numerous commissions for electronic instruments. Stéphane Sordet also plays Henri SELMER Paris instruments and mouthpieces.

A "crossover" saxophonist, he practices all saxophones (from bass to sopranino), and loves encounters and crossovers between the arts, mixing musical styles and artistic practices. He performs in orchestras, in chamber music (reed quartet and various formations), but also with actors (Sylvian Bruchon, Sophie d'Orgeval, DJ Taj) and plays with eclectic formations mixing improvised music, scholarly music and electronics or jazz and world music, but also with other artistic practices such as dance where he has collaborated with the choreographer Herwann Asseh.

He has recorded several pieces for France Musique, France Culture and Robert Martin Editions, Notes en Bulles Editions, as well as two CDs with Trimurti (Saxophone Trio).

He is regularly invited to universities, conservatories and other cultural institutions (museums, art schools, cultural centres...) to give lectures on contemporary music, computer music and computer-assisted creation techniques.

He is a member of the French Saxophonists Association, where he is in charge of the presentation of new repertoires within this association.
He is currently professor of artistic education at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Brest.

Photo credits: Laureen Keravec

Instruments
played
Soprano Saxophone
Series III soprano

The Series III Soprano ensures greater playability, particularly as regards pitch and blowing.

The blowing emission of its high register extended to high G has been largely facilitated. Selecting a straight or curved neck allows to get well acquainted with it.

Alto Saxophone
Series III alto

The 'Series III' Alto is no doubt the most performing of our catalogue. It is a very accurate model in terms of tuning and emission. It offers a great richness of tone.

Tenor Saxophone
Super Action 80 Series II Tenor

The 'Super Action 80 Series II' Tenor has earned a solid reputation thanks to its very different personality. It enables the production of an open sound, very rich in harmonics and an excellent projection power.

Tenor Saxophone
Series III Tenor

The 'Series III' Tenor has marked, when released in 1997, an actual revival of the great playing flexibility of the old models. This gives it an ease of playing very much appreciated by saxophonists of all levels.

Baritone Saxophone
Series III Baritone

Developed in collaboration with Gilles Tressos (Quatuor Hanabera), the 'Series III' baritone is a very well tuned instrument, rich in overtones, consistent over the whole register with fluid transfers.

This instrument with a warm tone 'unfolds' a centered, flexible and subtle sound, which suits each type of repertoire in the lineage of the 'Series III' saxophones. 

Its perfectly mastered ergonomics gives an impression of stupendous agility unique to the baritone. It weighs 300 grammes less than the 'Series II'.

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