Jean-Baptiste Zellal approaches composition in the Conservatory of Music in Nice with Michel Pascal, Antony Maubert and Gaël Navard then in Mons with Philippe Mion and Ingrid Drese. In 2017, he holds a Master in acousmatic composition at the Superior School of Arts in Mons.  He creates and plays music in various ways. Passionate about live experimental music, his action integrates composition, electroacoustic performance, and acousmatic interpretation as well. His multidisciplinary approach leads hime to work with many performers, musicians, poets, choreographers and stage directors. His music is regularly programmed in Belgian and international events: Ina-GRM (Paris), L’Espace du Son (Brussels), CIME (Moscow), Festival ReMusica (Prishtina) Festival MANCA (Nice), Monaco Electroacoustique (Monte-Carlo), JIME (Amiens). In 2017, he wins the first price of the spatialization interpretation contest in Brussels Festival L’Espace du Son.

Fracture This piece is the acousmatic version of the eponymous mixed piece, written for Table de Babel and tape. The Table de Babel is an experimental lutherie instrument, built by Jean-François Laporte in Montreal, which uses compressed air to vibrate latex membranes attached to different resonators, the resulting sounds can be modulated by varying the air pressure, but also by a variety of gestural accesses. The title, fracture, refers to an event that marked my life at the time I started to compose this music. The kind of event that seems to break the course of existence, after which life will no longer be as it was before…