Stéphane Sordet

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