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Cécile Lambert-Segura (b. 1995 in Lyon, France) lives in Glasgow, Scotland as a sound artist, poet and researcher in spatial design. Her work intermediates the agency of transitional ecosystems existing within spatiotemporal and corporal limbos and the visceral experience of spontaneous body motor function. She designs and develops open-source autonomous artificial systems to alleviate psycho-physiological hardship and enhance performers’ intuition, effectively bridging Human and Artificial Intelligence.

Cécile has studied Interaction Design at The Glasgow School of Art, Sculpture at Geneva University of Art and Design and classical Violin at the Conservatoire in Lyon. Working across extreme and avant-garde music with the likes of Maggie Nicols, Sandy Evans, Joëlle Léandre or Alvin Curran, she specialises in graphic and experimental notation techniques for the demands of contemporary scoring. Her work has been reviewed by a wide array of specialised magazines and newspaper alike with the Irish Sun comparing them to iconic Scottish master fiddler Aly Bain. Internationally acclaimed violinist and improviser, she has composed and recorded for the BBC, received the 2020 Scottish Alternative Music Award collaborating with Scottish band Saor, and reached the Official German Charts this year.



EDUCATION

2017 - 2021
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interaction Design - First Class
Glasgow School of Art – Glasgow, Scotland

2014 - 2016
Sculpture and Interaction (BA)
HEAD - University of Art and Design, Geneva, Switzerland

2011 - 2014
Professional Baccalaureate in Photography
Société d’Enseignement Professionnel du Rhône (SEPR) – Lyon, France

2007 - 2010
General Education: Music-focused class (CHAM)
Violin (3rd cycle), sight reading, score writing, absolute pitch, transcription
Regional Conservatory – Lyon, France

EXPERIENCE

From 2017
Studio & Live Session Violinist, Improviser, Sound Designer, Composer, Arranger – Freelance

Touring internationally and playing at major festivals in front of up to 10k people in North America, Europe, Russia, Ukraine ; Recording for albums, live concerts, theatre, films and television.

Clients: Oisín Power & Matt Dwivedi (BBC x Arts Council England), Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (free jazz/contemporary), Giulia Rumasuglia & Antonie Oberson (La Manufacture, CH), Paul Baran (free jazz/contemporary, Scotland), Saor (black metal/Scottish folk), Monarque (Quebec), Sylvaine (Norway), Cân-Bardd (Switzerland), Darkher (England), Beggar In The Heights (Scotland)

2014 - 2016
Graphic design and programmation for record artworks – Dhātūra Records, France

2013 - 2014
Private Violin and Music Theory Teacher – Freelance, Lyon, France

Until 2015
First Violin Solo – Orchestra of University Jean-Moulin Lyon 3, Lyon, France
First violin (guest) SinForMa - Mainz, Germany
Second violin Junior Lyon National Orchestra - Lyon, France

Internships
2012 - 2014
Laboratory (Gris Souris, Lyon), archive digitisation (Lyon Municipal Archives), press (Lyon Capital), commercial photography (Odd Stefan Photographic Studio, Iceland)

Volunteering
From 2015
Audio system technician (COP26), youth arts mentoring (Creative Arts East), heritage conservation (Friends of the Lake District), artist assistance, academic proofreading (BA & MA French Literature, MSc Translation Studies, MSc World Heritage Conservation), woodworking, permaculture, event photographer – CA, CH, ES, FI, FR, GB, GE, US

EXHIBITIONS 
2021
The Art Of Outdoor – Ocean Outdoor billboard campaign: 20 billboards across Glasgow, Paisley, Airdrie and Wishaw, Scotland [21-27 June]
2021
Routing – Glasgow University Wildlife Garden, Glasgow, Scotland (group show and performance)
2021
.reconnect – Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland (degree show)
2019
The Incipient Light of the Echoes – The Hovel, Glasgow, Scotland (solo show)
2019
Noise (Phish and Chips) – Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland (group show - Curator and Team Coordinator)
2017
OSS (Outer Space Signal) – Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland (performance)
2016
Prismes – Andata Ritorno, Geneva, Switzerland (group show)
2016
Local.Host - Kulturhaus R105, Basel, Switzerland (group show)
2016
Black Sites – LiveInYourHead, Geneva, Switzerland (group show)
2015
Vectorworks Educational Version – Minoterie Rodynam, Orbe, Switzerland (group show)
2015
Prélude et Toccata (Atari Punk) – Geneva University of Music (HEM), Geneva, Switzerland
2012
In Limbo (Neue Sachlichkeit) – P’ARTcourt Festival, Bron, France

PUBLICATIONS
Records
2022
Darkher – The Buried Storm, Prophecy Productions (#14 Offizielle Deutsch Charts [Week 16, 2022]) 
2022
Sylvaine - Nova, Season of Mist
2021
Cân Bardd - Devoured By The Oak, Northern Silence Productions
2019
Monarque Jusqu’à La Mort, Sepulchral Productions
2019
Beggar In The Heights – Good Health, self-released
2019
Saor – Forgotten Paths, Avantgarde Music (2020 Scottish Alternative Music Award)
2014
Narqelion – I, Dhātūra Records

TV
2022
Oisín Power – Mary Lost Her Battle, BBC Four - with support of BBC and Arts Council England [aired Sunday Sep. 18 at 22:30 and Monday Sep. 19 at 3:00am]
Theatre
2022
Giulia Rumasuglia & Antonie Oberson – cassandre peut-être, OUT 9, La Manufacture, Lausanne, Switzerland
Radio
2018
Let The Moth Unfold: Research in Improvisation – Hill52 radio
Papers
2021
Civil defence siren: spatialisation and spatial plasticity, Glasgow School of Art (Bachelor’s Essay)
2017
Improvisational Trained Computer and the Poetic of Scores, Glasgow School of Art
Poetry
2022
Ciborium Telegraphs for Hypoxic Bodies – Möbius zine #5, Winter 202
2021
Quiet Sand SufferMobius zine #3, Summer 2021
Books
2015
I was a city girl, self-published
2014
Le Beau Livre Hétéroclite de Lyon et sa Région – eds. Duteil, Lyon, France