was born in Lyon but lived her chilhood in her native
« country », the Island of Reunion.
After musical and literature studies, she decided
to enter in the acousmatic composition class of
Denis Dufour in the Conservatory of Perpignan (South
of France). She has received the golden medal of
composition in 1999.
In November 2000, she obtained a scholardship from
SACEM to make a residence in studios of the Electroacustic
Music Group of Cuenca (Spain). From January to April
2002, she received a grant from the French Cultural
Center in Ukraine for a project of installation,
built in collaboration with her husband plastician
Anton Yakutovych, and exhibited at the House of
artists of Kiev.
In 2004 and 2005, she has written musics for dance
performances of the American choreographer Jocelyne
Danchick (Breath cycle 20’00 2004, Tranplant
30’00 2005). She has also made a soundwork
on Encre Noire, a video from Michaël Roulier
(France 23’00 2005). The Ina-GRM invites her
to present an acousmatic creation during the next
Radio France musical season : Multiphonies 2005/2006.
Bérangère Maximin has been living
in Paris since 2002. She creates her musics in her
personal studio, the Home Sweet Home Studio. Her
creations are regularly broadcast and played in
festivals, concerts or electronic clubs : Glaz'art
club (Paris), Peniche Opera (Paris), Regard du Cygne
(Paris), international festivals Futura (France),
Aujourd’hui Musiques (France), Musicacoustica
(Beijing China), Fringe festival (Dublin, Ireland),
musical festivals Musiques Vives (France), Le bruit
de la neige (France), sound poetry festival Brûlures
des langues (Paris), Universities of Fullerton and
Berkeley (USA)…Bérangère Maximin-Yakutovych
assists composer Denis Dufour, director of Motus
(concert productions and musical label), and Futura
(International Acousmatic art Festival, Crest, France).
She obtained the honorary mention at the Russolo-Pratella
Foundation International Competition of Varese in
Italy in 1998 with Rituel des poupées cassées;
and ar the EAR International Competition (Hungry)
on 2003 with Les choses supendues.
Main musical works : Rituel des poupées cassées
(Opus 2), Salem pepsy joke (Opus 3), Biotrope (Opus
5), Trix sistra (Opus 7), Matteo (Opus 9), Les choses
suspendues/las cosas colgadas (Opus 12), Boudmo
(Opus 15), Il a failli faire beau (Opus 16), Précis
d’errance (Opus 18), Mécanique des
ombres (Opus 21).