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Mathias Durand is a composer, producer and singer-songwriter born in Chantilly, France in 1983.

He learns as a young child classical piano from his grandmother Félicie Duriez and is a self-taught guitarist.

He studies composition acousmatic with Régis Renouard-Larivière in conservatoire Paris 7 for five years.

In 2009 he travels to India and starts his training in Indian Classical Music with Pandit Santanu Bandyopadhyay in Kolkata.

He also learns Sitar there from Shri Subho Chakraborty.

Since 2017 he intensively studies Dhrupad vocal with the Gundecha Brothers in Bhopal and Pandit Rajshekar Vyas in Udaipur.

He performed as a vocalist in 2020 the Dhrupad Mela in Varanasi, India.

He collaborates with many artists as a producer, guitarist or pianist (Jospeh Leon, Tritha Electric, Jass B’stards, Nneka, Skata Vibration, Ramuntcho Matta, Ditty, Juan Trip’…)

He composes music for movies and artistic installation (Michel Bulteau, Subodh Gupta, Gabriel Laurent, Neary Adeline Hay...) and works with the sculptor Julien Signolet for Nuit Blanche 2019 and 2020 in Paris.

He is currently working as an arranger for RooM of James Thierrée with whom he will be on stage from december 2021 onwards.

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