Established in 2004 to support new music.
TRi is all about connecting loose ends.
In between spheric and dreamlike soundscapes up to the harsh cut up music concrete, pieces of field recordings taken from all over the globe emerge. Stephane Leonard´s music creates a unique atmosphere that immediantly draws the attention of the listener. Out of a self coded max-msp software, a microphone and a small selection of external sound sources small sensitive universes stream together. While listening they expand further into the realms of imagination and thus take precise looks at the nature of the world around us. With the perfectionists love to detail, Stephane's compositions build bridges which hold for even the most lost of characters.
Stephane Leonard was born in 1979 in Berlin, Germany. After beginning
his studies in philosophy and art-history in 2001 at the Humboldt-University in Berlin, he studied Fine Arts at the University of the Arts in Bremen for 4 years. Being a student of the artist Paco Knöller, a former student of well known german artist Joseph Beuys, Stephane's focus has been drawn into various directions of artistic expression. By trying to experience the arts from various different perspectives he has created large scale drawings and paintings, illustrations for cd covers, numerous short & experimental films/videos as well as music videos. As a musician and composer, Stephane has written and recorded music since 1995. The different ways of expressions and art forms are mutually conditional and inspiring the influence of one another.
Stephane Leonard is actively involved in the contemporary art and music scene in Berlin and Bremen, performing with improv groups JuliJuni, Leo Mars Ensemble and plastic doll. He also collaborates with various bands, video artists, filmmakers and solo performers (dis.playce, Seidenmatt, Marcel Türkowsky, Claudio Pfeifer). Moreover he is a member of the naiv super artist collective that publishes and promotes modern composers, adventurous musicians and the naivsuperFilm collective.
His work has been shown in exhibitions in Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen, Neubrandenburg, Vienna, Zürich, Massachusetts and Bangkok. Stephane lives and works in Berlin, Brooklyn and Bremen.
About Stephane Leonard
Stephane Leonard is a founding member of the naivsuper artist collective that publishes and promotes modern composers, adventurous music, art and books and the naivsuper Film collective which makes films, music videos, documentaries and video installations.
His work has been shown in exhibitions in Berlin, New York, Hamburg, Bremen, Groningen, Neubrandenburg, Bergen, Vienna, Zürich, Massachusetts, Bangkok and the Kirgisien National Museum for Fine Arts.
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