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Samuel Pajand

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Since 2020, Tutu Production has been supporting Samuel Pajand’s work, in administration and production.
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Samuel Pajand, CH/FR, 1977, is based in Geneva. Multi-instrumentalist musician, he works as a sound designer in France with Joris Lacoste, Judith Depaule, Vincent Macaigne, Claudia Triozzi or Marta Izquierdo, then as a musician, composer and performer, with Marco Berrettini, the 2B company, Cindy Van Acker, Marie-Caroline Hominal or Julia Perrazzini. Since 2017, he creates with the scenographer Victor Roy multidisciplinary projects, sets up a rock band Lovesong(s) in 2019 and creates in 2020 his first visual art work, L’horloge de l’amour.
This will be followed by two duet creations, the first at the 2022 edition of Dance First Think Later with choreographer and dancer Cosima Grand and the second with dancer Maya Masse in 2024.

Creation with Cosima Grand: Pleased to meet you, 2022
Pleased to meet you is the meeting between a dancer, a musician and a sculpture, considered as a score to be transposed into sounds and movements.

The piece is created at Le Commun in Geneva on September 20 and 21, 2022 as part of Dance First Think Later.

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Collaboration with Victor Roy.
Victor and Samuel met in 2012 on iFeel2, a project by the choreographer Marco Berrettini. Their paths have continued to intersect ever since, on shows for which Victor signed the set design and light and Samuel the musical composition (amongst others Western Dramedies by the 2B company in 2014). But it is Cindy Van Acker’s project, Ion, in 2015, that will set their partnership in motion. For this piece, Victor created a luminous object. Samuel composed the music for the work while watching this object vibrate. With this connection, the desire to carry their collaboration beyond the walls of a theatre and follow their own dramaturgical framework was born.

In 2017, their first creation Phare was presented at the Biennial of independent art spaces Geneva (BIG) and the Lausanne Festival de la Cité.

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Their second project, Champ, premiered at the Pâquis Temple in Geneva as part of the 2020 edition of La Bâtie, Geneva Festival.

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The choreographic project Cycle premiered in June 2021 at ADC-Pavillon de la danse in Geneva.

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