Franck Vigroux is one of the few artists who are both a musician and a director. As a composer performer he has the rare capacity to produce a very wide range of sounds from electroacoustic to industrial noise, modern composition and experimental electronic music. He has performed and recorded with internationally renowned musicians such as Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic), Reinhold Friedl, Elliott Sharp, Joey Baron, Zeena Parkins, Ars Nova ensemble instrumental. The uniqueness also comes from Vigroux’s artistic approach that integrates new media and performing arts. Since 2009 he designs transdisciplinary shows and collaborates with Compagnie D’autres Cordes, a production agency dedicated to performing arts. His work has been shown worldwide in major international festivals. Vigroux’s records are published on labels such as DAC Records (France), Leaf Label (UK) Cosmo Rhythmatic (Germany), Monotype Rec (Poland ).
1.What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
I played a lot of different styles as guitarist then i composed and played for acoustic instruments as well as electroacoustic /electronic, i can say all these experiences inspired me.
2.How and when did you get into making music?
I started playing guitar when i was 13, after i saw a Pink Floyd concert on tv ….
3.What are your 5 favorite albums of all time?
Bernard Parmigiani « De Naturaea Sonorum »
Scott Walker « Tilt »
Morton Feldman « Coptic Light »
Edgar Varese « Amériques »
Pan Sonic « A »
4.What do you associate with Berlin?
I live in the south of France, everytime i come to Berlin i can’t stop myself to thing about Berlin’s 20th century history and is capacity of resilience.
5.What’s your favorite place in your town?
When i’m not touring i live in the countryside where i have a house and a studio, there’s no town there.
6.If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
I would conduct stage performances with actors, dancers and visuals artists, actually it’s something i already do ….
7.What was the last record you bought?
Christian Barclay ‘Guitar Drag’
8.Who would you most like to collaborate with?
There’s many visual artists or movie directors i would like to collaborate with, the list would be too long.
9.What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
The last one was in the south of Italy, Flussi festival, that was great and the audience response was amazing.
10.How important is technology to your creative process?
I always keep an eye on what’s going on, even if i’m often disappointed i’m always testing new equipments, sometimes i find interesting things and i add it to my live set or studio.
11.Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career?
Yes, they don’t really understand what i do but they are happy to see i live through my passion.