Born in 1986 in Niigata Shi, Japan, Florent Caron Darras began studying music as a chorister in France, in Angers’ School for Sacred Music, whilst also learning classical percussion at the Angers Conservatoire. Gregorian chant, amplified music, persian percussions and photography are part of his artistic development. He studied composition with Jean-Luc Hervé and Yan Maresz prior to entering Stefano Gervasoni and Luis Naon’s composition classes at the Paris Conservatoire CNSMDP. With the obtention of the French “Agrégation” examination, Florent C. Darras has been appointed professor of musical acoustics and contemporary music history and analysis at the Private University of Angers (UCO), for bachelor and master degree. He is in charge of a course about the contemporary soundscape and the links between nature and musical art.
LISTEN: Forgerons for two pianos and two percussions