Samuel André ... aka ... ieva ... ANDReï ... Song lines ...
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Born in 1978, self-taught French Multimedia Artist.

Actually live in Kyoto, Japan.

After training in Mathematics, Cognitive Sciences and research on Musical Interfaces in 2001, he developed a project around the sound under the name of ieva and started to compose music like imaginary journey influenced by acousmatic music.

In 2002 he won the 1st prize of the Aquitaine movie-music contest in the experimental movie category.

In parallel he directed several experimental films.
After an initial approach, abstract and sensitive, mirror of his musical universe, he developed his approach in films more figurative combining diary and man’s relationship to the environment.

Living in Paris from 2000 to 2009, nomad in the city , the use of field recording is getting more and more important in his work.

After this labyrinth’s year, he start his art intensively and in 2009 he decided to leave france and start travelling, first went to Japan .

He started to practice multicast (4 or more speakers) improvisation using multi layered field recordings to create an intense and emotionally universe you pass through as a waking dream, stimulate your imagination to create like your own cinema for ear.

Concentrated on Live performance & different collabaoration , he plays around 35 times per year.

From 2011 he start exhibit his installations , for URS13 playground in Taipei, the WSK festival in Manila or in Hanarart Festival 2013 in Nara, Gallery Week (Kyoto) & Nuit Blanche in 2014 (Kyoto), KG+ & Parasophia in 2015.

In 2011 he founded the micro music label Pollen , to develop and supported his curator activities started in 2010.

In 2013, he started the collective musical ensemble Ensō Watt (http://ensowatt.org/) an eclectic and In multinational mix of musicians, conductor, video artists and a poet.
In 2016 , he founded the improvisation band Puma (https://soundcloud.com/samuel-andre-679202715)

and intensifies his live planting performance with Re:planter.

Has worked with various artists : dancers, composers, videographers, architect, director and instrumentalists & has curated different art event in East Asia.




http://ieva.free.fr/e/e