Vortex is the French duo of Heddy Boubaker (alto saxophone) and Sébastien Cirotteau (trumpet).

Sébastien Cirotteau
French trumpet player and sound artist
Born in 1977, Paris, France
Lives in Toulouse, France

He began studying the trumpet at the age of ten, first at the National Music School of Le Mans, then at the National Conservatory of Rennes, where he diplomed a second cycle. He then studied sound recording techniques and semiology in Toulouse. This brought him a new sensitive approach on the listening of the surrounding sonic world and modified his own trumpet techniques, influenced both by electroacoustic music and soundscapes. He now focuses his practice on improvisation and sound recording.

Since 1999, he collaborates in several improvised projects (Ensemble Nodal, Aérophone, Collectif Ordulu, Clochepate…) and meets musicians in France, Germany, Spain and Argentina: Michel Doneda, Fabrice Charles, Le Quan Ninh, Isabelle Duthoit, David Chiesa, Jean Sébastien Mariage, Laurent Hoovenaers, Heddy Boubaker, Gabriel Paiuk, Diego Chamy, Lucio Capece, Wade Matthews, Ute Völker, Mazen Kerbaj, among others... He also plays since 2000 in a famous brass band: La Friture Moderne, leaded by composer and saxophonist Marc Démereau and exploring dramatical issues with director Christophe Bergon.

He has been playing in several clubs and festivals : Instants Chavirés (Paris, France), Le 102 (Grenoble, France), Centro Nacional de Mùsica (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Trytone Festival (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Europa Jazz Festival (Le Mans, France), Musique Quotiden Sonore (Albi, France), Beta Project (Pau, France)...

With german buto dancer Regina Goerger, he performed on the atlantic shore from North of France to South of Portugal, a cycle called Water Cycle 2002-2003.
He achieved sound creations for theatre and contemporary danse and performed electroacoustic concerts for silent movies.

In 2004, he moved to Buenos Aires with journalist Gwladys Deprez and achieved together a radio documentarie about the Argeninian social alternatives: Que tal, Argentina ?

Discography, projects and sound extracts on : http://s.cirotteau.info/

Heddy Boubaker
Born in 1963 in Marseille (France) a nice Sunday of March at siesta time, influenced by the Mediterranean sea and the Mistral wind, Heddy Boubaker has played music and experimented with sounds since 1977, starting with electric guitar in a mainly rock/punk style. He's now playing improvised music with his alto saxophone in an indescribable style, in which we are always able to hear the sea and the wind among many other ... things. He also manages the improvised music venue "la maison peinte" near Toulouse.

He has played with many musicians, dancers and performers like Lê Quan Ninh, Michel Doneda, Marc Démereau, Barre Phillips, Sébastien Cirotteau, Fabien Duscomb, Françoise Guerlin, Nusch Werchowska, Mathias Pontévia, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Christine Sehnaoui, Sharif Sehnaoui, Jean Pallandre, Anne Choquet, Guillaume Viltard, Étienne Brunet, Valérie Métivier, Wade Mattews, David Chiesa, Benjamin Bondonneau, Leonel Kaplan, Diego Chami, Jean-Sébastien Mariage, Sébastien Bouhana, Christophe Grivel, Bertrand Gauguet, Quentin Dubosc, David Audinet, Pascal Battus, David Conan ...

Selected records:
"02-03" solo saxophone - HBBK, 2003
"Glotosifres" Trio Pakos - Créative Sources recordings, 2005
"Vortex" duo with Sebastien Cirotteau - Stasisfield, 2005

Website: http://www.boubaker.net/

selected releases

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