born Alexandre Babel studied drums in New York, piano and classical percussion
His current projects as a drummer include modern jazz and improv groups
Buttercup metal polish (percussion duo with Nicolas Field), Gekko (art
rock quartet), Paperclay (with saxist Nicolas Masson and guitarist Simon
Payot), the N-collective(international network of musicians, improvisers
and composers), as well as performances of his own solo pieces.
As a percussionist, he has worked with such artists as Fritz Hauser, Steven
Schick, Françoise Rivalland, Synergy percussion group, the CIP
(International percussion centre), Michael Gross.