Derrick Giscloux is art director of the Creative Art Company, a french digital art collective based in Lyon, France - http://www.creartcom.eu - He is a founding member of the Lyon Open Lab (http://labolyon.fr) and works on a community project at Pole-ALTNET (http://www.pole-altnet.org) around the themes "Technologies, Cultures, Alternatives".
He has a professional musician background. It was his favorite instrument, the electric guitar which, over time led him to computer music and digital arts.
In 1997 he obtained a "Gold Price" from the Conservatory. This led him, a few years later to play with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Nice Opera (Nice 2001, "Acoustic space" by Gérard Grisey), the Swiss Romand Orchestra (OSR Geneva in 2004, "The Negres" by Michaël Levinas) and the Lyon Opera house (Lyon 2006, "Der Jasager "by Kurt Weil and Bertolt Brecht).
Also from 2000, there has been a period of countless meetings around the new musics, leading to a discography of nine albums in varied tones.
Besides, he learns computer music at GMEM and with IRCAM (contemporary creation national centers) then obtains a Masters in "Music Applied to Visual Arts" (Master Maaav, University Lumière Lyon).
These skills enable him to intervene at the university as manager for a sound studio and teaching acoustic and computer music (University Institute of Le Puy-en-Velay (city), LEEE Laboratory, and Lyon II University)
He works essentially in cross-based technologies and programming practices. His productions focus on live shows and interactive installations in a virtual, visual and sound designed way.