Anouck Genthon is a violinist, improviser and ethnomusicologist, involved in the field of improvised and experimental music. Searching to extend the sonic possibilities of her instrument, she orientates her work on the exploration and listening of the propagated sound material by improvised gesture. Enriched by her double stance as musician and researcher, she adapts her playing according to varying contexts which allow her to approach her research into sounds experiments from constantly new angles. Classically trained (ENM Villeurbanne / CNR Grenoble and Lyon) she has taken part in master classes with Jacques Demierre, Barre Phillips & EMIR et Okkuyng Lee. She is currently an active member of the Grand Chahut Ensemble (dir. Olivier Germain-Noureux), GrandFOUband (dir. Jean-Marc Foussat), Insub Meta Orchestra (dir. d’incise & Cyril Bondi), Maât Ensemble (dir. Yves Arques), Bruisse trio, plays on duo with Ed Williams (AND), Anne Montagard (Scôz), Jo?o Camões, Mathias Forge and Pascal Battus, and has taken part several times in The languages came first. The country after., Jacques Demierre’s piece for three spoken voices. She is also the author of the book Musique touarègue. Du symbolisme politique à une singularisation esthétique (L’Harmattan, 2012) on the singularization process of tuareg ishumar contemporary music in Niger.