I B O A L
Composer Graphist Designer

Exploring the essentials off the beaten track ...

Portrait Iboal Animation

The color of time, the form in space
Color generates shape, shape generates color
The sound calls the image, the image calls the sound
Time invokes space, space invokes time
The time of silence, then silence in space
Spectacle held by love, and by inner need ...

Iboal is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist, guided by instinct, inspiration and an unalterable thirst for learning and discovery. Born in Paris in 1956, she started the piano at the beginning of the 60s. From 1974 she started composing, and while traveling through Europe she discovered her own technique of repulsed painting in watercolor, ink of color and oil painting. In the 80s she settled in the south of France, where she began to stone sculpture.

From 1989, her style asserted herself between surrealism and the fantastic, influenced by her philosophical and spiritual approach to life. She developed and illustrated entirely over 10 years, a divinatory tarot deck of 68 cards. In 2000, she opened up to the digital world with 3D CAD and Web programming.

Her creative process as a whole remains based on the expression of inner momentum. A concept that resonates with the current developed by the painter Vassily Kandinsky. Her creative impulse can just as easily be triggered by a melody, a chord, a colour, a line, a sketch, a gesture, an inner rhythm, as by an emotion, a situation or a test of existence.

Despite her largely solitary artistic career, she has collaborated with various alternative rock and blues bands, playing electric guitar and electric violin. Currently she is mainly dedicated to composing Live Sets in her home-studio and making digital images.

At the same time she is a webmaster and creates websites with artistic connotations.In particular, she is the author of the site entirely dedicated to the world heritage of Film Music Composers, presented in the form of a large repertoire.



HER ALBUMS

Album Organics Organics - 2015 - 35'
Illustrates a more current working method, a more refined and more accomplished style. This album is the synthesis of previous periods, conducive to the illustration of images. The rhythm is always unformatted and creates its groove between the electric guitar, the piano and the synthetic sounds.

Album Providence Providence - 2010 - 41'
Mix of synthetic, piano, electric guitar and electric violin sounds. The rhythms are very electronically filtered, the sound is overall more unusual than in previous albums and more conducive to visual illustration.

Album Intuition Intuition - 2005 - 67'
Composed in continuity of the previous album, more repetitive, more abstract and evaporated. The electric violin appears there and the twenty-minute piece 'Intuition' illustrates a response to one of Klaus Schulze's tracks. The style is already more pronounced.

Album Nomades Nomades - 2003 - 66'
Mainly produced on a Korg X3 synth, it brings together old revisited sketches and others created at the time. The atmosphere is sober, melodic, colorful and conducive to travel.

HER LIVE SETS

Album Nomades
For some time by need for renewal, her working method has evolved to allow her to reconnect with improvisation, which is supposed to capture and translate the present moment. The Live Set is close to the Dj Set where tracks from different artists are mixed and chained on a mixing deck, unlike a Live Set where the artist remixes and recombines his own music with much more diversified equipment. The common point of the two forms of set is to have to improvise the sequences by grasping the atmosphere of the moment.

HER STYLE
Some will say that it is Ambient music and others will say Trip-Hop, but it remains above all an essentially instrumental music without formatting rhythms and melodies. It is undoubtedly Electro, because it is only done with virtual electronic machines or not. Sometimes and depending on the period, there are guitars and violins, both electric.

HER WORLD
Iboal studied the piano at 5 years old, at the end of her adolescence she became a multi-instrumentalist in self-taught at guitar and violin. Her first improvisations on all instruments, embody the beginnings of his future attachment to melodic lines. As her evolves, she strives to merge harmony with rhythm, then acoustics with synthetic music.
Her very first love went to electronic music, with Klaus Schulze at the top of the list, master in the art of giving her this feeling of space and infinity. Since then her aspirations will remain inexorably attached to electronic music.
Her musical expression is nevertheless polymorphic. She is both an electric guitar and piano player in a rock group and an alternative theater troupe, she accompanies two Blues singers on the electric violin and she also creates for contemporary dance and for video.

HER HOME STUDIO
The material environment of her home studio changes over to time, to her experiences and to her means in order to always have the essentials, while combining economy with performance.

Her instruments :
• Hollow Body Guitar AG95 Ibanez
• Electric Violon Artisan
• Workstation Korg M50
• Synth rack Dave Smith Prophet Rev2
• Groovebox Novation Circuit
• Rythm Synthetizer Moog Dfam
• Keyboard controller Arturia Keylab 49

Her softwares :
• Cakewalk Sonar Platinum
• Ableton Live 10 Intro
• GForce ImpOscar 2.0
• Sound Forge 12 and Mastering Izotope
• Fruity Loop Studio 20

Her equipment :
• Cakewalk Sonar V-Studio 100 Interface
• Guitar HeadRush Pedalboard
• Samson Servo 120a amplifier
• 2 speakers Alesis Monitor One MK2
• Roland Micro Cube Gx Amplifier
• Mixing console Yamaha MG 10/2
• Microphone Sennheiser E 825S
• Microphone Rode Nt1A
• Samson S-AMP Headphone Amp 4
• Headphones AKG K240 MKII
• Casque Sennheiser Hd-205


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HER APPROACH
She is instinctive. As a teenager, during her lessons, Iboal already translates on paper with a pen her inner rhythms, composed of tangled lines revealing mysterious characters and landscapes that seemed magical to her. Then she discovers the colors that she mixes like an alchemist and repels them without sketching on the canvas, to obtain her own shapes.
The mastery of her technique allows her to translate more and more precisely her moods and visions of her spiritual world, as perfectly reflected in her divinatory tarot game.
For sculpture, it is still her inner rhythm that guides her in a sort of dance of forms and volumes, through a pure journey of impulses and gestures linked to her instinct.
As soon as she opens up to the digital world, she discovers the possibility of associating the notion of randomness with her work, thus being able to obtain extraordinary results like fractal images, which give her real fascination while offering her endless perspectives.

HER DIVINATORY TAROT
Thanks to the highlights of her life where she observes her personal experiences and those of others, Iboal collects notes during 10 years. Then she draw the sketches of 68 cards, then paint each of them in watercolor on a small circle of Bristol board with her own mandala on the back. This is how "the Voice of the Heart" was born.
Easy to use, this tarot speaks of the past the present and the future, it answers the questions asked by enlightening without complacency to try broadening our vision, in order to help to understand.

CONTACT

You wish to communicate with Iboal for:
- give her your impressions
- invite her to a collaboration
- order the assembly of her tarot deck
- ask for a track or a video of better quality
- or anything else ...
write to her below, she will get back to you.