Félicie Bazelaire is a cello and double bass player. After her classical studies, she is interested in open and experimental artistic forms, improvisation and unique musical writing.
Félicie Bazelaire has played with groups such as Onceim and Ensemble Hodos. She has worked on improvised, composed and poetic projects with David Chiesa, Léo Dupleix, Patricia Favreau, Emmanuel Lalande and Silvan Schmid, and has performed with Cristian Alvear, Sébastien Bouhana, Angelica Castello, Tomàs Cabado, Isabelle Duthoit, Lauri Hyvârinen, Jean-François Pauvros, Taku Sugimoto, Marie Takahashi, Sigolène Valax, Biliana Voutchkova and others.
Félicie Bazelaire has developed an original repertoire for solo double bass with pieces by Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, Patricia Bosshard, Bertrand Denzler, d’incise, Karim Haddad, Hannes Lingens and Laurent Pascal.
Félicie Bazelaire composes and improvises pieces that question gesture and the use of the instrument (Hits, on the Remote Resonator label). Inspired by the Fluxus movement, she hijacks and misuses double bass and bows (The Misfit, improvised performances).
Félicie Bazelaire is currently involved in the Pianoise project and plays in the musical theatre piece Baubo by the La Vie Brève company. She organises concerts and exhibitions at Les 26 Chaises in Paris.
Her new solo, Otos, is inspired by her inner sound space through the phenomenon of autophony (perceiving heartbeats, blood pressure and other body sounds from the inside). Otos will be recorded at the end of July 2023 at the Honolulu studio in Le Havre by Emmanuel Lalande.