Mathis Saunier, born in 1999 in Annemasse (France), has been studying electric guitar since 2004, classical guitar with Matteo Mela from 2012 to 2018, and composition with Arturo Corrales from 2016 to 2018 at the Geneva Conservatory. He is a founding member, guitarist and composer of the band Mauvais Sang, signed under the record label December Square. In 2022, he graduated from a Bachelor in Composition at the Guildhall School Music & Drama in London in where he studied with Matthew Kaner and Hollie Harding.
He collaborates with ensembles such as the Nouvel Ensemble de Neuchatel (NEC), Ligeti Quartet, Exaudi Ensemble or the United Strings of Europe. Passionate about cinema, his musical world is a fusion of electronic music, acoustics, and visual art, to which he attaches great importance. In his work, he likes to start from an idea, a concept, and push them to their extreme logic, an uncompromising universe.
His music is performed in venues such as the Antigel Festival (Geneva), Musica Festival (Strasbourg), Barbican (London), Snape Maltings or Le Nouveau Casino (Paris).
Besides those projects, Mathis developed a conceptual instrument based on a guitar set up to obtain the sound as close as possible to the Ondes Martenot. This project resulted in an EP and an album in which he collaborated with composers such as Anna Meredith, Laurence Crane or Paul Newland.