Pierre Flasse (1995) is a British/Belgian composer, sound designer, performer, arranger, musical director and educator based in Manchester, UK. He studied his bachelors and masters at the University of Manchester in music and composition, and graduated in 2018.
Pierre 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, contemporary classical and producing EDM. 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.
In 2021, Pierre worked 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 2023.
Pierre is the founder of Native Moon, a game audio company creating bespoke music and sound for indie projects. He is currently an assistant composer to Sally Potter. 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.
In 2019, Pierre left Europe to travel northern India whilst engaging with local communities in workshops. Much of his musical journey was based in Rajasthan, working with folk musicians. This led him to focus his musical approach through a lens of feeling and spirituality, implementing a natural and deep connection between the performer and the listener. His music is focused on exploring the movement between harmonic timbres and textures of different sound worlds.This has been the inception of his solo trombone jazz originals project.
He also enjoys performing at Indian weddings across the UK with Desi District, and from learning Klezmer at the University of Manchester now participates regularly, playing across Manchester.
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 an musician/facilitator with Picadilly Symphony Orchestra's "This Is Us" project. He teaches with Stockport Music Service at an SEND school, has lead SEND sessions with Olympias Music Foundation and he also leads composition and improvisation workshops for all age and skill levels.