Geoffrey François

Geoffrey Francois studied composition with Claude Ledoux at Royal Conservatory Mons (Belgium), where he obtained his Masters degree, as well as with Thierry Blondeau (Musicalta) and Francis Courtot (Masterclasses of the composition). He also holds a degree in musical writing from CNR Lille, where he was a pupil of Vincent Paulet and a Master of Musicology of the musical theater Georges Aperghis under the direction of Francis Courtot. In 2003, he participated in the creation of Semaphone (Association for the Development of contemporary classical music) with other composers of Northern France.

His experience as a theatre director awaken a growing concern for the arts, that further materialized within his musical theater company: L’indiscrète. With this same idea of ​​artistic symbiosis, he regularly collaborates with poets Charle Pennequin and Ludovic Degroote and visual artist Cécile Micault. Attentive to acoustic perception, through his music and work he offers to the audience a possibility of finding a momentum of life by listening. His music is colored by a social approach and the form of work is based on sound gesture, a concept that brings out the aesthetic defined in designing specific features for each project, whether instrumental, electroacoustic or theatrical. His works have been performed in Mexico City, Brussels, Paris, Lille, Lyon, Canterbury, Arras, Saint-Etienne, Mons, Namur, Charleroi, Ghent, etc.. by artists including Nicholas Cloesbury Philippe Bourlois, Jose Luis Garcia-Jimenez, Estelle Harbulot, Véronique Marin, Pierre-Olivier Queyras, Anne Frèches Lionel Raespsaet, Sylvie Levesque, Cedric Duhem, Jorge Hoyo, Flavien Casaccio Simon Diricq etc.. and ensembles such as Multilatérales, Sounds News, Nahandove, Sturm und Klang, the Centre Henri pusher, etc..

Passionate about teaching, he teaches, among other, the composition as a professor at Arts2 - Graduate School of Arts Mons (formerly Royal Conservatory of Mons).