Cécile Le Prado

(born in 1956, France). She studied music and electroacoustic composition at the Conservatory of Nantes. She worked in GES at Vierzon, the INA-GRM and IRCAM. She wrote music for dance and with Robert Cahen, Christian Boustani, Jean-Christophe Ballot. At the Imagina Festival in 1996 she was awarded the prize for the best soundtrack for Bruges of Christian Boustani, extract of the triptych Les Cités antérieures (Siena, Bruges, Toledo). She is interested in architecture and soundscape. She created sound installations in various places: Jeux d'eaux, under the «Déjeuners sur l'Erdre», La Chapelle-sur-Erdre; Follia, in the framework of the exhibition «Sites choisis» in Niort, Le Passeur in the park of La Villette and the park of l'Orangerie de Nice, in the Manca festival, Belleville at home of La Villette, Vocatifs, in Saint-Denis, in the context of «Artifices 3», exhibition devoted to the relationship between art and technology. In 1996, she directed the installation of the de Le Triangle d'incertitude, presented in Quartz in Brest, La Grande Halle de la Villette and IRCAM (CD collection IRCAM 005). Her compositions are a musical work, a dreamlike metaphor of real soundscape, both a pretext and the starting point of a journey within. She offers music-sights, sounds-borders to explore.
Concerts and exhibitions: 1997, Ars Electronica festival, Linz, Austria; 1996, exhibition L'enseine de Gersaint Schauspielhaus, Berlin; 1996, L'IRCAM découvre le haut; 1995, ISEA / Montréal; 1994, Exhibition Différentes Natures, Virrein a Palace, Barcelona; 1993, Exhibition Paris Ville Lumière / Espace Electra, Paris; 1992, Cycle acousmatique, Maison de Radio France, Paris; 1991, Exhibition L'art au défi des technosciences, Parc de la Villette, Paris; 1988, 2nd Biennial of the Arts Electroniques, Rennes; 1987, Images Acousmatiques, Confort Moderne Poitiers; 1985, Musiques de Traverses festival, Reims.