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Sigwalt Michel
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Guitar player, France.
 
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Biography: Education :
- Started studying the classical guitar at age 8.
- The electric guitar was a revelation during a now mythic Pink Floyd concert ("French Tour 74").
- Got a PhD in Physics, specialized in Theoretical Acoustics, with scientific publications, seminars and conferences.

Teaching :
- Transcripts, theory and practices rubrics, interviews for several magazines (Guitare & Claviers, Musicien, Music Test…).
Meetings with Al Di Meola, Gary Moore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Chris Rea, Mike Oldfield, Biréli Lagrène, Night Ranger, Metallica, Julian Bream …
- Collections of books about the guitar and the playing techniques, about theory, improvisation, recording methods, as well as didactic videos/DVD (Play-Music Publishing, Carish- Musicom).
- Master-classes, training classes, and participations to numerous festivals (Festival de la Côte d'Opale, Festival de la Guitare de Cannes, …).
- Management of the "Rock / Hard Rock" section in a Paris music school.

Sound effects :
- First performances for Patrice Vigier at the Salon de la Musique in 1988 - which will have changed physic’s direction !
- Solo concerts, duos, and with bands; played as a guest with such legends as, among others: Marcel Dadi, Luther Allison, Neil Schon, Motorhead, the "Octopus" Tal Farlow …

Recent activities :
Total reset in 1998, leaving to far away countries for studying traditional Indian music. The “fallow”, or how to go from havingness to beingness and from gymnastics to emotion.
2005 : "the boy is back in town !"
Instruments: Excalibur Special Clear Purple (2)
Strings: Vigier Custom Lite 9 - 46
Other: Influences :
David Gilmour, Eddie Van Halen, Mark Knopfler, Keith Richard, Robert Johnson, Shawn Lane, Nils Lofgren, Fred Astaire, José Leite Lopes, George Massenburg …
 
 
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