Alexandre Babel - © Nicolas Masson

Alexandre Babel is a percussionist, composer and curator involved in various contemporary contexts such as modern classical music, experimental music and performance art. Babel creates works that question the listener’s expectations towards conventional musical forms in the conquest of new contexts. He is a founding Member of the performance collective Radial with the artist Mio Chareteau and was 2009 to 2019 solo percussionist in the contemporary music ensemble KNM Berlin. In 2020 the monographic Festival Les Amplitudes in La Chaux-de-Fonds focused on Babel’s compositional and curatorial work. Babel has been the artistic director of the contemporary percussion collective Eklekto until 2022. He is a laureate of the Swiss Music Prize 2021.

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