Alain Deval
Other(s) album(s) : , Trust in time , Dreamy train

Date of Birth 1980
Instruments Drums, Electronics
Education Jazz Studio
Current bands
Collapse, Skiv, Quark
Previous bands
LM3, The Wrong Object, Khartung, The Bay Lee Quartet …

Played and/or recorded with:
Cédric Favresse, Lieven van Pee, Jean-Paul Estiévenart, Yannick Peeters, Laurent Melnyk, Michel Vrijdag, Adrien Volant, Steven Delannoye, Guillaume Vierset, Ed Man, Cyril De Haes, Stéphane Mercier, Pierre Spataro, Jérémy Michel, Jordi Grognard , Adrien Lambinet …

Personal development:
I took my first steps into art through painting and drawing, during my college classes at the Institut des Beaux-Arts St Luc, in Liège (Belgium). The teachers of this secondary school encourage me to develop a personal style, to constantly be searching, to see exhibitions and to keep up with contemporary art as well as Art History.
Whilst painting, I developed my ability to work texture, granularity and abstract composition around rust and metal materials.
I think I’m still steeped in this approach when playing music.
I have a quite graphic representation of sounds, composition and arrangement.
The choice of the sound is crucial for me. I think it represents the profound personality of a musician. This is why I also work with electronic music: to find an even wider range of sounds (synthesizer, acoustic samples, fx…)
I’m fascinated by the History of Jazz and its personalities, especially John Coltrane, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Paul Motian, Charlie Mingus, Phily Joe Jones… I think it’s very important to listen to and to work and play traditional jazz to understand where things come from, the swing, the sound, the articulation, the social, cultural and political impact of this music…
I have a strong sense of integrity with my musical projects. I try to avoid questioning myself about musical style. I live in 2013, and I’m aware of and steeped in my surroundings. This is why, at least for the moment, I don’t want to record or develop a project around the jazz tradition and standards, even though they are important for me and I like to play this music in bands as a ‘sideman’. I am not saying I am creative or innovative, lots of things happen nowadays… I just try to stay close to my desires and feelings.