NICOLA TESCARI studied classical piano in Milan, at Civica Scuola di Musica, and composition and orchestral conducting at New England Conservatory, in Boston. Among his teachers are some of the greatest composers of our time (Luciano Berio, György Ligeti, Toru Takemitsu, Franco Donatoni, Elliott Carter, and Lee Hyla). He follows master classes in Germany, France, Italy, and Austria. Tescari works as assistant conductor to John Adams (Rhode Island Philharmonic), Arnold Bosmann, and Janos Fürst, and made his conducting debut in 1999 with the Musica Rara Orchestra.

Born in Chambéry, France, in 1980, DAVID CHALMIN is a producer, sound engineer, guitarist, singer, and composer. He grew up in a strongly musical environment and after some years of piano studies, he began playing the electric guitar at the age of 14. In 2005 he gained an MBA from the French business school ESSEC before fully dedicating his life to music.

RAPHAËL SÉGUINIER, born in 1979, began to focus on percussion at the age of 15, after four years of studying piano. Influenced by music scenes including “indie,” “noise,” and “postrock” (Fugazi, Mogwai, Sonic Youth), he played in several groups, created his own musical projects, and toured throughout Europe.