The “PERCEPTS” duo Saxophone & Percussion was born of a meeting between two musicians from the CNSM of Paris

Thomas Gobert and David Joignaux.

They both are passionate about multiple explorations of the new music, and because a lot of today’s composers are interested in the astonishing sound possibilities of those instruments, they were soon brought together around a common project:

The creation of a new repertoire for saxophone and percussion closely coordinated with several composers.

The “PERCEPTS” Saxophone & Percussion duo was born from the meeting of two musicians from the CNSM in Paris

Following the work with Luis Naon, José Manuel Lopez Lopez, Philippe Leroux and Philippe Manoury, a successful collaboration emerged because today, those two professional musicians, called “PERCEPTS”, are pursuing creations, concerts and records.

The first duo’s CD is in sale on this website. (contact us).

Thomas Gobert

Graduated of the “Formation Supérieure des classes de saxophone (Claude Delangle) et de musique de chambre (Jens McManama, Laszlo Hadady)” from the CNSMD of Paris, Thomas Gobert has illustrated himself in different contests especially in chamber music (FNAPEC, UFAM, Concours Avant-Scènes) and he participated to many creation projects : at the CNSMD of Paris, at the IRCAM, as part of different festival (Davos, worldwide congress of electronical music of Belfast, ICMC), in some
prestigious institutions (Péréla de Dusapin à l’Opéra de Paris-Bastille), as well as on the radio (Radio Classique, France Musique, NDR, Hambourg)…

Today, he appears in different countries (Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, China, Taiwan), as a player, chamber player, but also as a lecturer and a teacher. Professor at the Conservatory (CRD) of La Roche-Sur-Yon, pedagogy is a very important part of his career of a musician : it is actuated by his artistic activity.

David Joignaux

Former student and graduated of the “Formation Supérieure du CNSMD de Paris en Percussion et Musique de Chambre dans les classe de Michel Cerruti et Hae-Sun Kang (soliste de l’Ensemble Incontemporain)”, David Joignaux is an eclectic musician trained in multiple percussion schools, performer of orchestra’s repetoire within various national orchestras (les orchestres de Radio France, l’Orchestre National de Bordeaux, l’Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen…) but also on period instruments (Les Arts Florissants, l’Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Akademie für Alte Musik…). he also interprets the comtemporary repertoire of chamber and soloist musician, repertoire with witch he is the laureate of the second International Timbals Contests of Lyon and also the award of the best interpretation of Récit from Heinz Hollinger, mondial design of this contest.

He also creates the musics of some shows of the Pseudonyme Théâtre company & Marionnettes, approach the Jazz, the pop universe, and the traditional musics…