Proxima Centauri is a musical ensemble that rewrites the codes of the chamber music using the electroacoustic as a full member of the formation. For more than twenty years, Proxima Centauri collaborates with numerous artists, other musicians and performers and improvisers, as well as dancers or visual artists. Under the artistic direction of Marie-Bernadette Charrier, the set follows an active policy of orders and created many works of composers of this century, switching legs with the interpretation of the great masters of the TWENTIETH century. From 2020, Proxima Centauri is associated with Scrime-Université Bordeaux (Centre of Creation and Research in Computer science and Experimental Music), that welcomes in residence and jointly organized a number of events. His influence extends beyond the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and the borders of France. Internationally recognized, the set is invited to many festivals and tours in Europe, America, Asia and Oceania
Curious and passionate about all the current music of today, Marie-Bernadette Charrier develops a race International (France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Slovenia, Estonia, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, Australia, Tasmania, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, The United States, Japan, China, Peru, Mexico, Thailand, Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, Croatia, Brazil...) both as a soloist and in chamber music with the Ensemble Proxima Centauri, which is the Artistic Director.
Marie-Bernadette invited regularly to give concerts in many International events and festivals such as Ars Musica, Sonorities Festival, Suona French, 38ème Rugissants, Radio France, Sintese, Latin american Festival of Caracas, Festival Musicacoustica Beijing, Festival Presences 22 Paris, Les Jeudis de Villa Medicis...
He has participated in various emissions and radio recordings in Germany, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Australia, and lectures and master classes as a guest all over the world.
In addition, he has performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Pays de Loire region, the Ensemble New Music, the International Orchestral Ensemble in Italy, the National Orchestra Bordeaux Aquitaine, the set ARCEMA, the whole SMASH, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bangkok, the New Modern Ensemble of Montreal, the ECM+.
In constant relationship with the composers, promotes the development of a new repertoire of original, integrating the new technologies and performs actively commissions to composers such as Cendo, Alla, Stream, Aperghis, Bell, Moved, Havel, Parra, Jodlowski, Moultaka, Malec, Markeas, Matalon, Rotella, Rudel King...
She currently teaches saxophone and chamber music at the PESMD (Pôle d'enseignement Supérieur de Musique et Danse) of Bordeaux in Aquitaine, and at the Conservatory of Bordeaux, where in 1993 he created a kind of interpretation of music contemporary for all instruments, forming many generations of interpreters of contemporary music.
Marie-Bernadette Charrier is an artist Selmer and Vandoren, honorary member of the French Association of saxophonist and member the International Committee of the Saxophone.
We have dedicated more than four hundred original works for saxophone, and has recorded ten CDs.