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Born in 1963, an anglo-catalan now living in France, Steve Argüelles during his teenage years started his career in England with youth orchestras which were part of the British jazz scene, later joining groups lead by John Taylor, Lee Konitz, Dudu Pukwana and important associations with musicians such as Steve Lacy, Alex Balanescu, Shirley Horn, Hugh Masekela or Ronnie Scott. Together with pianist Django Bates he formed the group `Human Chain’ and they became key figures in the big-band `Loose Tubes’ that during the 80s was a shooting star of young British Jazz. Becoming one of the most in demand drummers in Europe, in 1991 he moved to Paris and began regular collaborations with Benoît Delbecq, Noël Akchoté, Marc Ducret, Corin Curschellas as well as leading a quintet with his brother saxophonist Julian Argüelles. His experience as a producer developed from recording his own records (quintet, The Recyclers) and then the albums for Swiss singer Corin Curschellas. In 2000 when The Recyclers began a 5 year collaboration with the French singer Katerine he launches the label Plush, an influential reference for electro jazz and as a result artists such as Dhafer Youssef, Omar Sosa and Ashley Slater request his services to produce their records. After studio mixing numerous records he can now sometimes be found behind the turntables at various club nights featuring his Plush DJ sets.


>For more info and music extracts browse www.plush-internet.org
Born in 1970, Nicolas Becker is one of the most sought-after foley artist, sound designer and composer in the world. He tries to find an original process for each film project so as to look for the best production value, putting forward a uniquely creative reasoning in order to obtain very special material : Nicolas Becker is also an insatiable sound collector. The recording of new sounds, natural or musical, have enabled him to create an exceptional  sound library which constantly feeds all sorts of projects.  When it comes to sound design, his work is mainly based on accoustic recordings which often go beyond that, transforming into sound installations for which he develops many kinds of unique microphonic setups.  This very personal approach has naturally brought him into the contemporary art world. He is a  Research & Development consultant for many studios and firms who create audio softwares. He  teaches regularly in cinema schools.


> Filmography on imdb.com
  Born in 1966. Benoît Delbecq is a Parisian pianist, composer, arranger and producer, who started to perform in 1992 in the international network of contemporary jazz. Implicated in accoustic and/or electronic  performances that embrace the whole artistic field, he skilfully elaborates music whose captivating pulsations rich in fully coloured tones reveal a particular shine of lunar and indocile melodies: an invitation to « a voyage in a magic land  » (in Le Monde). Involved in sound techniques  before starting a musical career, he is fascinated by the sensory questions raised by recording formats and audio media. He has produced various CD/SACD 5.0  records for the Canadian Songlines label.


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Constance Chambers-Farah. An artist formed at he National Art School of Cergy. Her ecclectic outlook has motivated her to participate actively in Bureau de son's artistic adventure. She contributes to its functioning and development.


Christian Chapoton. Trained as a journalist, then worked as an insurer and photographer, this jazz fanatic just had to adhere to the exciting project of Bureau de Son for which he is responsable of the management and organization.




Triple Dee is Bureau de son's president. A freelance journalist specialized in environment issues od today, a PHD in  Physics and a parisian photographer, he also presided Hask, a contemporary jazz collective (Kartet, The Recyclers, Thot, Altissimo...) from its start in 1993 until its end in 2004. He is actually section editor at the Science et Vie magazine.
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