dafnesandoval Dafne Vicente-Sandoval Paris Dafne Vicente-Sandoval Paris, 1979 Dafne is a bassoon player who explores sound through contemporary music performance, improvisation and sound installations. After graduating from the Paris Conservatory and the Musik-Akademie in Basel, Dafne has dedicated herself to an in-depth instrumental practice, emerging from an intuitive experimentation into the complexities of the bassoon’s acoustical properties. Her work has translated into long-term collaborations with a handful of composers engaged in music that demands a high degree of critical interpretation (Éliane Radigue, Catherine Lamb, Jakob Ullmann, Peter Ablinger, Klaus Lang, Tashi Wada), leading to the creation of a significant body of solo pieces. Concurrently, improvisation has played an important role in her performing life. Dafne also presents solo performances of microphone feedback generated through the resonant spaces of the bassoon itself. Her work has been presented in contemporary music festivals (Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, UK; Musikprotokoll, Graz; Blurred Edges, Hamburg; El Nicho, Mexico; Tectonics, Glasgow/Adelaide/Athens; Ultima, Oslo), as well as in improvised music and sound art festivals (Konfrontationen, Austria; No Idea, Texas; Tsonami, Chile; Documenta 14, Athens).