The musical universe of Corentin Marillier is situated at the crossroads of experimental and traditional music.

After obtaining a master's degree specializing in contemporary music, he is currently following a master's degree entitled Music, Art & Performance at the Hochschule Musik Luzern (Switzerland) under the direction of Alexandre Babel. His interest in a post-instrumental musical practice made him meet many artists such as Hakon Stene, Gerry Hemingway or Richard Dubelski who encouraged him to develop a personal work mixing electronic music and objects theater.

He also played the Javanese gamelan he studied in Indonesia and teaches at the Philharmonie de Paris and in several masterclasses. The discovery of the zarb, which he studied with Keyvan Chemirani and Jean Pierre Drouet, confirmed his choice to take a path linking written music such as that of Georges Aperghis and the music of oral tradition.

 

Very committed to interdisciplinary, he participates in the creations of Nicolas Frize, Bastien David, Emilio Guim, Laurent Dupont and the theater company ACTA and collaborates with IRCAM, Royaumont Foundation and the Philharmonie de Paris on artistic projects with an educational vocation. In 2020 he composed the music for the Risata Cangiante, a project combining video, dance and music.

 

As a soloist, he recently collaborated with Simon Steen-Andersen on his piece "Black Box Music", given in April 2018 in Lucerne.

The meeting with Raphael Cendo at the Académie Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont in 2016 is an important step regarding his aesthetic choices as a performer, he has since given the first Swiss "Badlands" in April 2017 and regularly plays his works as a soloist or in chamber music. Thanks to a program featuring Cendo’s works as well as that of Iannis Xenakis, he won in May 2018 the first joint prize of the "Edwin Fischer" foundation.

In August 2019 at the Luzern Festival, he performed "Drum Control" by the swiss composer Thomas Kessler.

As a founding member and artistic advisor of Soundtrieb, which has interpreted the music of Franck Bedrossian, Simon Loffler, Oscar Escudero or Cathy Van Eck and regularly commissions new works from the younger generation.

 

He has appeared in several festivals in Europe such as Voix Nouvelles organized by the Royaumont Foundation, the Lucerne Festival, IMPULS (Graz-Austria), Manifeste (IRCAM-Paris), Donaueschingen (Germany) and has been selected in different international academies like Ulysses, Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Musik. He played under the direction of Emilio Pomarico, Peter Rundel, Heinz Holliger, Jean-Philippe Wurtz, Pierre André Valade and played with different ensemble such as Collegium Novum Zürich, ensemble Musikfabrik, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, LINKS or Ensemble Ecoute.

Concerned about transmission and dialogue with young creators from all disciplines, he has been conducting interviews since August 2021 which he regularly publishes on his website, under the name of "Conversations".

In 2021, he is a laureate of the Nicati De Luze Foundation.