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Hello, welcome to my web page. You will find a summary of my career as well as all my creations for the last twenty years in the field of live performance as a lighting and sound designer, although I now reserve the latter for my personal projects.

I particularly enjoy working on
hybrid forms where technologies open new artistic and aesthetic perspectives, and where the link between sound and visual is an important component. I explore these possibilities of technico-artistic interconnections as much in the context of collaborations with other companies or musicians as in my own project Nola's key.

You can contact me
to tell me about your desires, I will be happy to share with you my artistic sensibility as well as a set of skills acquired patiently and passionately over the years, meetings and experiences.

                                                                        I look forward to hearing from you!


Graduated from the Master Arts and Digital Technologies at the University of Rennes 2 in 2019, it is following his training in 2004 at the Institut Supérieur des Techniques du Spectacle (ISTS) in Avignon, that Nicolas Bazoge integrates the world of artistic creation within the team of the Centre Dramatique National de Bretagne in Lorient where he works for 12 years as a lighting director and lighting designer. There, he worked for numerous directors (Éric Vigner, Arthur Nauziciel, Madeleine Louarn, Christophe Honoré, etc.). as well as touring theatres in France and abroad (Théâtres de l'Odéon, du Rond-Point, de Versailles, Théâtres Nationaux de Strasbourg, de Chaillot, de New-Delhi in India, etc.). He also creates lights for companies and directors in residence such as Chloé Dabert, Tommy Millot or Marc Lainé.


But it is above all by the means of compositions with the guitar and the synthesizer, since the childhood, in the Nineties, that he starts to express his artistic sensitivity. After four traumatic years of learning classical guitar in the municipal school of his village, it is as an autodidact that he will pursue his instrumental quest. The democratization of CAM (Computer Assisted Music) in the early 2000s confirmed this choice and opened an exciting path towards DIY and self-production.


In 2005, he launches his artistic project Nola's key which first takes the form of a website on which he gathers and broadcasts his musical compositions, as well as remixes and graphic works. This project progressively evolves towards the creation of live performances combining musical experiments, lighting concepts and video/scenographic works.


In 2006, he created a buzz among Placebo fans by publishing a mashup entitled Vivre son histoire ("Living our story") composed from instrumental samples of the band and an interview in French with singer Brian Molko. Noticed and broadcasted on RTL2 by the host Francis Zégut, the title reaches the band's ears and they decide to use it for the opening sequence of their concerts on the Meds tour.


Since 2007, he has been collaborating with various theatre and contemporary dance companies, including the company Le Pôle, for which he creates the soundtracks for stage creations, as well as the music for certain in situ performances that he performs live.


In September 2016, he resumes a Master's degree in Arts and Digital Technologies at the University of Rennes 2 during which he works under the direction of Bruno Bossis on questions of intermediality and hybridization in stage performance and the performing arts (field of digital performance studies).

Within the framework of this curriculum, he proposes in March 2018 a musical performance (Vis Insita - Principe) using an optical motion capture device to control sound and light through movement. This project will give rise to a paper for the NIME (New Interface for Musical Expression) conference that he will present in June 2019 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.


In spring 2019, he creates the association EGZOA based in Lorient (France, 56) in order to continue this work, to carry the Vis Insita project, and to allow in a general way the creation, the promotion and the diffusion of his artistic projects.

In 2021, he associates with L'Estran in Guidel (France) to set up the WHAT (Workshops Hybridation Arts Technologies), a series of workshops aimed at emulating the creative encounter between artists and technologists in western France.

In 2022, he became an associate artist of the french national network of hybrid arts and digital cultures HACNUM.

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