Nicolas Jacquot was born in 1983 in Belfort, France – He now lives and works in Marseille.
He was trained in composition by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi and Giacomo Platini, and taught electroacoustic technics by Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch at the Music Conservatory of Montbéliard. He took masterclasses with composers such as Tristan Murail, Luis Naõn, Gérard Pesson, Fred Frith or Misato Mochizuki. He continued his education with Daniel D'Adamo at the Conservatoire Regional de Reims and achieved a Master degree in musicology with Jean-Marc Chouvel in July 2016.
His compositions have been awarded in several international competitions and performed in various festivals : FIMU (Belfort, Fr), NUIT BLANCHE (Paris, Fr), ALBA MUSIC FESTIVAL (Alba, It), EMW (Shangai, Cn), REDSHIFT (Vancouver, Ca), ICMC/SMC (Athens, Gr), GRIEG FESTIVAL (Oslo, Nr), NYCEMF (New York, USA), MUSLAB (Mexico, Mx), BLURRED EDGES (Hamburg, De), BANCS D'ESSAI (Paris, Fr), OUA Festival (Osaka, Jp), MIXTUR (Barcelona, Es), …
Spanned by the works of Gérard Genette about transtextuality, his main compositional researches focuses on formal development strategies, fulfilled through functional organization of the material. He also embraces the vision of a reception-based stylistics, implying constant preoccupations towards the listening, which he likes to render ambivalent through the use of drifting poles : heterophony vs polyphony, monody vs heterophony, harmony vs inharmony or instrumental vs synthesized sources.