Yves Arques


Yves Arques is a french improviser living in Germany, active in the experimental music scenes of these both countries. He studied
piano jazz, classical composition and choral conducting in the music shools of Grenoble, Chambéry, Paris and Lausanne, and also
participated to many workshops with Bruno Chevillon, Marc Ducret, Joëlle Léandre, Jacques Demierre and Guillaume Orti. He
developped his playing on the prepared piano as well as on a self-made electro-acoustic setup. He’s currently taking part in several projects including Lemaire/Arques (Tricollectif), Pareidolia (JACC), Gelber Flieder, Todos los Pajaros, Moon Phases and also founded the Ensemble Maât, that works collectively on mixing composition with improvisation. With these projects, Yves Arques has released the following recordings: "De l'eau la nuit" (Tricollection 2015), "Meditation #4" (2017), "Trobar Beams" (2017), "Eclipse" (2017) and "Selon le vent" (JACC Records 2018). He was also invited to different festivals throughout Europe and South America such as: Soirées Tricots 2015 (Paris, FR), Blurred Edges 2016 (Hamburg, DE), Festival International de Jazz 2016 (Buenos Aires, AR), JACC Festival 2017 (Coimbra, PT), Détours de Babel 2015 (Grenoble, FR).