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Pierre Borel is a parisian saxophonist and composer, working in the field of improvised and experimental music. Since 2006 he is residing in Berlin taking part of the high flow of ongoing creativity that is centered there. He has performed in most european countries, Japan and USA and is a regular playmate of Tobias Delius, Hannes Lingens, Derek Shirley, Tetuzi Akiyama, Christoph Kurzmann, Axel Dörner, Sven Ake Johannson, Christian Lillinger to name a few.
Together with Florian Bergmann and Hannes Lingens, he is running the Umlaut Berlin collective that in recent years released a great number of records and organized five festivals of improvised music.
Double bassist making music which emanates jazz, improvised and contemporary musics and experimental as well as traditional forms of mixing text, sound and movements.
Active in groups Klub Demboh, Ahmed, ISM, Tribute to Sheep, Chaise und Chaiselongue, Denzler/Grip/Johansson.
more info www.joelgrip.com