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Pierre Flasse (1995) is a British/Belgian composer, sound designer, performer, arranger, musical director and educator based in Manchester, UK.

 

He creates music and sound between multiple disciplines - from theatre to game audio and film, from live orchestral works to drum and bass production. He has a deep knowledge, love and understanding of strong and powerful musical experiences. 

As a composer, he writes in the areas that resonate with him the most; jazz, production (electronics), and contemporary classical. His music has been performed and workshopped by a variety of ensembles across the UK, including Psappha, Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera, Opera North, Vonnegut Collective, Quatuor Danel and Leeds Lieder festival. 

Pierre is the bandleader for his jazz originals project under his own name. The music he writes for this blends the worlds of cinematic, folk and jazz. The music is meditative and creates a space for reflection through a dynamic journey with constantly shifting textures and instrumentation. The debut single 'Elegy' will be released on 11th October with an accompanying gig at the Old Abbey Taphouse. The response has been fantastic with several radio plays (Jazz FM, Amazing Radio), and Spotify playlist placements (3,500+ followers) and in online blogs (with Facebook followers 160k+ followers).

One of Pierre's personal missions as a creative is to develop powerful and impactful work that resonates with the humanity of audiences. In 2021, Pierre began working as a composer and sound designer with Bolton-based theatre company Ordinary Glory on a new verbatim stage show called Joy Unspeakable. The show is in development for performances in Autumn 2024. He worked with The Growth House on BIG STRONG MAN in 2023 and he is being mentored by sound designer Pete Malkin (Cursed Child, Othello, Let The Right One In)  with support from the Association of Sound Designers.

Pierre is currently an assistant composer to Sally Potter OBE, working as a transcriber, arranger, orchestrator, mixer, sound editor and creative collaborator. He creates bespoke music and sound for indie video game projects. He has also scored two original soundtracks for film; Sis - a drama about a broken family relationship, and Svaha - an adventure film about two friends kayaking the Caribbean. He also took part in the Edinburgh-based collaborative animation festival 10x10x21 and collaborated with animator Calum Main.

Pierre is a keen facilitator and loves sharing music with others. He was a teaching artist for the Very Young Composer Scheme with the New York Philharmonic and Psappha. He was also a musician/facilitator with Picadilly Symphony Orchestra's "This Is Us" project. He teaches with Stockport Music Service at an SEND school, has led SEND sessions with Olympias Music Foundation and he also leads composition and improvisation workshops for all age and skill levels.

He studied his bachelors and masters at the University of Manchester in music and composition, and graduated in 2018.

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