HISTORY

The EUPHON was invented by Prof. Ernst Florenz Friedrich Chladni (1756-1827) in 1789. It is magnified from 1955 onwards by François Baschet (1920-2014) and Bernard Baschet (1917-2015), alongside Jacques (1918-2014) and Yvonne Lasry (1921), in the form of the Lasry-Baschet glass organ (1955). Frederic Bousquet was trained in sound sculpture by the latter, designer of the latest generation of Baschet crystals from 1999 to 2012 and depositary of their know-how.

Frederic Bousquet is trained in sound sculpture by them, designer of the latest generation of Baschet crystals from 1999 to 2012 and depositary of their know-how.

TITANIUMSOUND

En 2005, il créé la société STRUCTURES SONORES ATELIER BOUSQUET, placée sous LICENCE BASCHET, renommée TITANIUMSOUND® alors qu'elle conçoit le PREMIER INSTRUMENT DE MUSIQUE EN TITANE AU MONDE EN 2010. Cette invention saluée par le monde musical et scientifique.

SPTFIRE Audio édite en 2014 une base de donnée sonore du Titanium Euphone®, mettant en péril la péreinité de la facture concentrée sur 5 instruments par ans, en moyenne

 

In 2005, he created the company STRUCTURES SONORES ATELIER BOUSQUET, placed under LICENCE BASCHET, renamed TITANIUMSOUND® as it designs the FIRST MUSIC INSTRUMENT IN TITANIUM WORLD IN 2010. This invention was acclaimed by the musical and scientific world.

 

In 2014, SPITFIRE Audio will publish a database of Titanium Euphone® sound data, putting at risk the perenniality of the manufacturing process, which is concentrated on 5 instruments per year on average.

 

For INVENTŎR, in commemoration of the 220th anniversary of the EUPHON, Dr Frédéric Bousquet designs in 2020 the FULL AERONAUTIC CLASS TITANIUM EUPHONE. Within TitaniumSound, in collaboration with artists, musicians, composers and researchers, they develop together new generations of modal Euphones, non linear & spectral scales, quarter tone instruments and a TESSITURE EXTENDED TO 7 OCTAVES. 

Pour plus d’informations, que nous détaillerons par la suite, nous vous prions de vous référer à l’ouvrage suivant :

BOUSQUET, F., Une approche de la facture instrumentale du Titanium Euphone à travers l’étude de l’orgue de verre Lasry Baschet et du Cristal Baschet, étendue à celle de l’Euphon de E. F. F. Chladni. Thèse, Frédéric Bousquet, Université Paris 8, 2018

And we encourage you to taste with a glass of Champagne this thousand pages fruit of 7 years of work spent in the service of the patrimonial knowledge of this instrument, a true HISTORIOGRAPHY OF THE EUPHONE, intended for musicians, composers and sound designers, teachers but still turned towards a NEW GENERATION OF EUPHONE BUILDERS.

Dr. Frédéric Bousquet

Frédéric BOUSQUET is an explorer of the sound world, world specialist of EUPHONE, born on March 22nd 1974 in Sens, France, based in Quézac (Parc Naturel National des Cévennes, UNESCO). He received a triple training in music (Toulouse Conservatory Prize in percussion), science (Doctorate in Aesthetics Science and Technology of Arts, University of Paris 8 - Master's Degree in Mechanical Design, Aeronautical Techniques, University of Bordeaux 1) and technique (sound sculpture, François and Bernard Baschet). Inventor (Soundwall®, Ludophones®), acoustic synthesist, producer (Jacques Higelin, Ensemble Stolon & INVENTŎR), Designer (Baschet crystal & Titanium Euphone), Master craftsman, musicologist, composer and musician, C. E. O. of TitaniumSound® (the world's first titanium musical instrument in 2010), President of SWB_Facteurs d'instruments Sans Frontières, musicologist teaching and research associate at the MUSIDANSE laboratory. As a musicologist, his field of research is Sound Ecology. He is regularly invited by international Foundations, Institutes and Universities for his work on musical pedagogy practices, sound heritage and experimental instrument making. In addition, he is an active member of the French instrument maker's union and of the Réseau Musique et Handicap, the SACEM and the SACD. Artist in residence at the Fondation Laborie in Limousin from 2009 to 2013 with Hope ensemble, he is currently an associate artist at the Genette Verte theatre in Florac (48) for the "Immersion Arts Sonores" programme (2018-2021). As a polistylistic euphone player, he rediscovers the original repertoire of his instrument and participates in the creation of a large repertoire, particularly in relation to the creation of contemporary and intermediate music. He interprets a number of transcriptions and adaptations spanning seven centuries of musical creation.  His playing is characterized by the sensitivity of touch specific to the instrument maker, put at the service of numerous collaborations, in connection with new technologies, sound aesthetics and the most varied arts. Accustomed to national and international stages and invited to prestigious festivals, he regularly performs in major heritage sites (Germany, England, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Korea, Denmark, Spain, United States of America, France, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Morocco, Romania, United Kingdom, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland). He invented the PROSPECTIVE MUSIC to support his commitment to sound ecology and accessibility for all to the world of sound.

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