Claire-Mélanie Sinnhuber

(born on December 12, 1973, Strasbourg, France). Composer. A flautist by training, she studied at the Paris Conservatory, followed the computer music course at Ircam and that for composition, Voix Nouvelles, at Royaumont. She was notably the pupil of Allain Gaussin, Ivan Fedele, Frédéric Durieux and Philippe Leroux. Chosen in 2002 for the Aleph Young Composers Forum, she was subsequently a laureate of the Villa Kujoyama (2008) and was in residence at the Villa Medici (2010-2011). Her career has been regularly marked with artistic encounters and she readily collaborates with other art forms, such as the cinema, multimedia shows, the theatre and dance. Undertaking detailed work with performers on instrumental possibilities, she prefers sonorities linked to breathing as well as percussive sounds. Built from limited sound material, her compositions show a preference for transparent textures and they combine noises and notes.
Selected works: Je ne (2002), Hiss (2004), Little Box (2005), Chroniques (2008), Hélium (2010).