Peter Orins

Drums, electronics, composition

After classical music study, Peter Orins learns the drums, first in a rock music school, then at the Conservatoire National de Région of Lille in the jazz section, where he studies with Guy Gilbert, Jean-François Canape, Gérard Marais… He graduates in 1997. In the meantime, he studies musicology at university, improvisation with Fred Van Hove, composition with Jean-Marc Chouvel and Ricardo Mandolini.

Playing jazz from the middle of the 90’s, he plays in the bands that will create in 2000 the Circum collective : Impression (for which he composes, became Flu(o) in 2012), Quartet Base, Stefan Orins Trio. He coordinates the Circum collective till its fusion with the CRIME in 2010, and creates the Circum Grand Orchestra, band with the 10 musicians of Circum, for which he composes also occasionally. At the same time Peter Orins get in the CRIME projects, improvised and experimental music collective also based at la malterie in Lille. He plays especially in La Pieuvre, big improvisation orchestra conducted by Olivier Benoit (nowadays Artistic Director of L’Orchestre National de Jazz). It’s with the Crime that he’ll develop his solo work (drums and electronic with Pure Data application), and improvised and experimental projects with David Bausseron, Laurent Rigaut, Ivann Cruz, Christian Pruvost, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Benjamin Duboc, Yanik Miossec, Falter Bramnk, … in bands like DBPO, De Nouvelles Erreurs, Signal Box, Electropus, Ternoy/Cruz/Orins (that will become Toc, free-rock progressive band with lots of side projects)…

In 2006, he leads a french-vietnamese project called Hué/Circum with the support of Region Nord Pas de Calais, which combines 4 musicians from Circum and 3 traditional vietnamese musicians from Hué (tour in Vietnam, Japan and France, from 2006 to 2009).

In 2010, he creates a french-japanese quartet with pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpet players Natsuki Tamura and Christian Pruvost, band for which he composes with Satoko Fujii. Several international tours with this band (Japan, Israel, Germany, France, USA, Canada) and 3 CDs released. In 2015 he creates an extension of the quartet with French pianist Sophie Agnel and drummer Didier Lasserre (Trouble Kaze – CD released in 2016). He collaborates a lot with the Japanese pianist, like in her Orchestra Berlin (CD in 2016), or in numerous concerts/meetings in the US or in Japan.

In 2011, Ivann Cruz, guitar player from Muzzix, and Maciej Garbowski, polish double-bass player, invite him to play in their quartet with the finnish saxophone player Kari Heinila (CD in 2014). In 2013, with Maciej Garbowski the trio Wei3 is created, with German pianist Jarry Singla (CD in 2016).

With the Muzzix collective, he takes part at numerous projects and meetings, for example : Round The World Of Sound with the ensemble Dedalus (music of Moondog – CD in 2016), the composers Tom Johnson, Anthony Pateras, Michael Pisaro, James Saunders…

He also collaborates with theatre, composes for cinema or animation movies, dance…

Since the creation of Muzzix in 2010, Peter Orins coordinates the artistic direction of the collective. He also leads the record company Circum-Disc since its creation in 2004.

He plays or played with : Sophie Agnel, Didier Lasserre, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Didier Aschour, Akira Sakata, Stéphane Garin, MIchael Griener, Avreeal Ra, Gebhard Ullmann, Benjamin Duboc, Radu Malfati, Steve Dalachinsky, Andrew D’Angelo, Petr Cancura, Josh Sinton, Curtis Hasselbring, Joe Morris, Rene Hart, David Miller, Frank London, Nate Wooley, Renee Baker, Ernest Dawkins, Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Michael Zerang, Jacques Di Donato, François Corneloup, Norbert Lucarain, Sylvain Kassap, Camel Zekri, …

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Next events for Peter Orins

Monday 24 January à 19h00

LUN19h - Saperlipopette! + Lou Mallozi (USA) / Peter Orins / Patrick Guionnet

la malterie, Lille (59)

Tuesday 25 January à 20h00

Stefan Orins Trio

Jazz à Mons - Le Trait d’Union, Mons-en-Barœul (59)

sur le web

Friday 8 April à 20h00

Flumunda de Christian Pruvost - Création

Le Vivat, Armentières (59)

sur le web

Muzzix is a collective composed of 30 musicians and based in Lille (northern France). It supports each year many artistic projects going from contemporary jazz to experimental and improvised musics, performed in many various ways, from solo to full orchestra, from concerts to installations or performances.


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