Alexander Babel



MIO CHARETEAU & ALEXANDRE BABEL

Coming from a musical and contemporary dance background, Mio Chareteau produces performances on the border between performing arts and visual arts. The percussionnist Alexandre Babel works in the fields of contemporary music, improvisation and experimental music.

Their collaboration creates a meeting point between their practices, in which they elaborate a new language free from any dance or music stereotypes.

Alexandre Babel

The percussionnist Alexandre Babel works in the fields of contemporary music, improvisation and experimental music. He creates works that question the listener’s expectations towards conventional musical forms.

He is principal percussionist of the KNM-Kammerensemble neue musik Berlin since 2009. He has performed internationally in such places as Carnegie Hall, Theatro San Martin de Buenos Aires, Wien Modern, CWCA festival of Beijing, Biennale di Venezia, Opera de Hoy Madrid, or the Archipel festival of Geneva. He created in 2002 the improvised music duo ButtercupMetalPolish with the swiss/british drummer Nicolas Field, with whom he has played over hundred concerts and collaborated with over 30 international artists.

Alexandre studied at Geneva Music Conservatory where he graduated cum laude in 2005. He received grants from the Friedl Wald Foundation and the Andre-Fran├žois Marescotti Foundation, and was awarded in 2006 the Leenaards cultural prize.

Photo ©Mio Chareteau&Alexandre Babel