Real Name:
Renaud-Gabriel Pion
Profile:
Renaud Pion (or Renaud-Gabriel Pion) is a French composer, multi-instrumentalist and improvisational musician. Classically trained but also largely self-taught, he plays bass/contrabass clarinet, Turkish clarinet, saxophones, bass flute, English horn, e.w.i (electronic woodwind) and piano, also using real-time electronics. He currently divides his time between Paris and Berlin.

He studied the clarinet, saxophone and English horn with Norbert Bourdon and Guy Bordier in France, and with Alexandra Knoll in New York.
RGP is strongly influenced by the non-tempered and modal music of the East (Turkey, Iran, Armenia, Ethiopia, India). He writes and performs with his contemporary trio Solaris/Солярис (minimalist jazz) and his noise-indus duo Atonalist.
He also studied composition in Paris with Karol Beffa and Edith Canat de Chizy, and has written music for theatre, contemporary ballet, and for films (in France, Germany and the USA). He scored Die Indianer kommen!, directed by Carola Wedel, which premiered at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival.
He has written orchestral scores for the national radio stations France Inter and France Musique, as well as documentary music for the TV channels Arte, France 2 and ZDF.

As composer Renaud Pion has released several albums under his own name since 2001, as well as performing solo concerts with real-time electronics.
He's also a member of bands : his contemporary trio Solaris/Солярис (minimalist jazz) since 2013, and his duo project Atonalist‘s (noise/indus) with musician Arnaud Fournier, and guest vocalist Gavin Friday. He recently joined composer Jun Miyake’s ensemble, with which he will perform in Japan and Brazil in 2017.

As an arranger, his orchestral credits include many pop artists (Cathal Coughlan; the band Tanger …). He has also been involved in numerous film soundtracks as an arranger and conductor, or as score composer himself (Tadpole by Gary Winick, starring Sigourney Weaver, for Miramax).

As featured instrumentalist he performed on several soundtracks of films by Irish director Jim Sheridan, as well as several others. Renaud Pion has played woodwinds on numerous albums as a sideman : with Antony & the Johnsons, John Cale, Dead Can Dance, Gavin Friday, Siouxsie, Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve, the British band Bomb the Bass, Cathal Coughlan, the jazz pianist Omar Sosa, the collective Lo’Jo, Titi Robin, Hector Zazou, David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Harold Budd, Björk, Arto Lindsay and Elysian Fields, among others.
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10/10/91 Renaud Pion - Parade Sauvage Pour Arthur Rimbaud - "Work In Progress..." Illumination album art Hector Zazou Hector Zazou - Parade Sauvage Pour Arthur Rimbaud - "Work In Progress..." Illumination(CD) La Grande Halle-La Villette 10/10/91 France 1991 Sell This Version
510 694-2 Renaud Pion - Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses Avec Hector Zazou album art Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses With Hector Zazou Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses With Hector Zazou - Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses Avec Hector Zazou (Album) Phonogram 510 694-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
90-8, 908 Renaud Pion - Claire-Obscure album art Sterne (2) Sterne (2) - Claire-Obscure(CD, Album) Omac, Omac 90-8, 908 France 1991 Sell This Version
WT57779 Renaud Pion - Sahara Blue album art Hector Zazou Hunger and 5 more… Hector Zazou - Sahara Blue (Album) Made To Measure WT57779 US 1992 Sell This Version
SOL 245-7 Renaud Pion - Hestia album art Katell Keineg Katell Keineg - Hestia (Single) Singles Only Label SOL 245-7 US 1993 Sell This Version
CL-93201, CL 93201 Renaud Pion - Tycho Brahé album art Lightwave Hymn For The Guild Of Astronomers Lightwave - Tycho Brahé (Album) Crystal Lake, Crystal Lake CL-93201, CL 93201 France 1993 Sell This Version
MTM 35 CD, VOL.35 Renaud Pion - Le Parfum Du Raki album art Benjamin Lew Benjamin Lew - Le Parfum Du Raki(CD, Album) Crammed Discs, Made To Measure MTM 35 CD, VOL.35 Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
74321 19006 2 Renaud Pion - You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart album art Sinéad O'Connor Sinéad O'Connor - You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart (Single) Island Records, Island Records 74321 19006 2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
61657-4 Renaud Pion - Ô Seasons Ô Castles album art Katell Keineg Katell Keineg - Ô Seasons Ô Castles (Album) Elektra 61657-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
SAMP 2453, 14-002453-10, COL 477585 2 Renaud Pion - Songs From The Cold Seas album art Hector Zazou The Lighthouse (as Renault Pion) and 6 more… Hector Zazou - Songs From The Cold Seas (Album) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia SAMP 2453, 14-002453-10, COL 477585 2 France 1994 Sell This Version
CRAM 084 Renaud Pion - Cannibale album art Dominique Dalcan Brian and 1 more… Dominique Dalcan - Cannibale (Album) Crammed Discs CRAM 084 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
518 841-4, ICT 8026 Renaud Pion - In The Name Of The Father (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Various Billy Boola and 1 more… Various - In The Name Of The Father (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album, Comp) Island Records, Island Masters 518 841-4, ICT 8026 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
none Renaud Pion - Original Songs From The Soundtrack "In The Name Of The Father" album art Various You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart and 1 more… Various - Original Songs From The Soundtrack "In The Name Of The Father"(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Island Records none US 1994 Sell This Version
40732 Renaud Pion - Sorrow And Solitude album art Penta Leslee Swanson Penta Leslee Swanson - Sorrow And Solitude(CD, Album) Erdenklang 40732 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CD 0593, 12957.0593.3 Renaud Pion - Sonora 4/94 album art Various Realeza (as Renault Pion) Various - Sonora 4/94(CD, Comp) Materiali Sonori, Materiali Sonori CD 0593, 12957.0593.3 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
593084 Renaud Pion - G7 Of Destruction & Artisans Of Peace album art Lo'Jo Lo'Jo - G7 Of Destruction & Artisans Of Peace(CD, EP) Fnac Music 593084 France 1994 Sell This Version
GEFC 24630 Renaud Pion - The Rapture album art Siouxsie & The Banshees Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Rapture (Album) Polydor, Wonderland (3) GEFC 24630 US 1995 Sell This Version
524 126-2 Renaud Pion - Shag Tobacco album art Gavin Friday Dolls and 11 more… Gavin Friday - Shag Tobacco (Album) Island Masters, Island Records 524 126-2 Australasia 1995 Sell This Version
MTM 37 Renaud Pion - Glyph album art Harold Budd & Hector Zazou The Aperture (as Renault Pion) and 2 more… Harold Budd & Hector Zazou - Glyph (Album) Made To Measure MTM 37 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
CIDDJ 621 Renaud Pion - You Me And World War Three album art Gavin Friday Gavin Friday - You Me And World War Three (Single) Island Records CIDDJ 621 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ALR 275 Renaud Pion - Mystical Rain album art Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance - Mystical Rain(Cass, Unofficial) Always Records ALR 275 Russia 1996 Sell This Version
193TP7CDT Renaud Pion - Possibly Maybe album art Björk Visur Vatnsenda-Rosu (as Renault Pion) Björk - Possibly Maybe (Single) One Little Indian 193TP7CDT UK 1996 Sell This Version
0630 14819-2 Renaud Pion - Toute Seule album art Muriel Moreno Les Gens Qui Ne Peuvent Réfléchir and 2 more… Muriel Moreno - Toute Seule (Album) EastWest 0630 14819-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
SMBCD 13 Renaud Pion - Spiritchaser album art Dead Can Dance Indus Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser (Album) 4AD SMBCD 13 South Africa 1996 Sell This Version
CRAM 091 Renaud Pion - Made On Earth album art Barbara Gogan with Hector Zazou Barbara Gogan with Hector Zazou - Made On Earth (Album) Crammed Discs CRAM 091 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version