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Nathanaëlle Raboisson

  • Japon
From 1 September 2020 to 30 November 2020
Nathanaëlle Raboisson is a Villa Kujoyama 2020 residency programme laureate.


For 16 years, Nathanaëlle Raboisson has been interpreting the electroacoustic repertoire (acousmatic, mix and improvisation) on a loudspeaker orchestra (or acousmonium). As a member of the Motus Musical Company, she undertakes promoting this repertoire and acts so it can be transmitted through concerts by professional musicians.

Nathanaëlle Raboisson is a musicologist researcher, doctor in digital arts aesthetics, and carries out research into the practice and transmission of the performance of electroacoustic music played on an acousmonium. In 2014, she founded the MotusLab, a research laboratory of the Motus Musical Company. She carries out her work in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche en Musicologie (Musicology Research Institute) in which she is also a research associate.

Nathanaëlle Raboisson is regularly invited to various sound projection installations, in France and abroad, to lead Masterclasses on acousmatic performance, give conferences, and play in concerts:

At the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the Gaité Lyrique (Paris), IRCAM (JIM-Paris), the Centre National de Création Musicale La Muse en Circuit (Alfortville), the Futura international acousmatic art festival (Crest), the Institut Français in Japan-Kansai (Kyoto-Japan), the Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts (Kyoto-Japan), Tempo Reale (Florence-Italy), Villa Finaly (EMS-Italy), Huddersfield University (TCPM-UK), etc.

Residency Project

Aesthetic challenges of performance on acousmonium: concert practices in France and Japan

The residency project residency is devoted to the discovery and understanding of musical practices of acousmatic performances of two orchestras of Japanese loudspeakers. It aims to continue research undertaken in France since 2015.

The study of performance practices will be done thanks to comparative analyses of various data linked to performances by professional and amateur musicians, in concert or experimental situations (video recordings, audio recordings, interviews, etc.).

These situations will also allow the protocols and research tools to be perfected and adapted, in situ, , in line with the objectives of the residency but also the various long-term expectations and objectives each partner in the project has.

The recordings, performers work documents, and interviews are priceless information that bear witness to a practice and its development. This residency is in line with a desire to highlight French and Japanese musical heritage.