French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot (*1980) performs as a soloist and is active in several international ensembles, working mainly through improvised music practices.
He regularly contributes to interdisciplinary projects involving dance, theater, image, poetry and space.
Over the years, Loriot has developed a unique and radically personal musical language. He breaks with tradition and constantly seeks to push himself and his music towards ever-wider horizons. His constant development prompts him to reflect on the relationship between his own practice and philosophical and political theories.
Loriot performs regularly throughout the world (Europe, USA, South America, Japan and the Middle East) and has been invited as artist-in-residence by various festivals, venues and ensembles.
Loriot is one of the organizers of Zwei Tage Zeit, a festival dedicated to various practices of improvised music in Zurich and launched Recordedness, an online writing project centered on the nature of recordings in music.
After living in Paris and New York City, Frantz Loriot has been based in Zürich (Switzerland) since 2012.