About Benoît Gilg
Benoît Gilg is still young but he has already been doing sound for more than half of his life.
After a career start where he teams up with the rising stars of Parisian free jazz and notably records Akosh.S Unit, he decides to enlarge his horizons by taking charge of the monitor mixes on the tours of Mireille Mathieu and Juliette Greco. He thus develops a certain quality for adaptability.
Widening his experience, Benoît makes then his first steps into the world of film and participates, among others, in «Seaside» by Julie Lopez Curval (sound editing) and «To Be and to Have» by Nicolas Philibert (music recording). This allows him to confirm his passion for performance and brings him back to his first motive, the love of music.
In 2004, Benoît starts to work with Sombrero and Co where he quickly finds himself at the head of broadcast sound for music festivals (Arte, MCM, M6, radio, internet…). Impassioned by the contrast, he encounters France and its wide range of musical styles at festivals; from « Vieilles Charrues » to « Rock en Seine », or from « Jazz sous les Pommiers » to « Jazz Nancy Pulsations », as well as from « Hellfest » to « Transmusicales ». In 2011 he creates the company YASTA with Louise Bardet. Surrounded by an inspired and dedicated team, they create innovative and competitive recording systems, cost effective installations adapted to all situations. Using these tools, YASTA focuses their ears on around 200 live music mixes annually including such artists as PJ Harvey, Lenny Kravitz, Pixies, Nathalie Stutzmann, Nicholas Angelich. Certain artistic collaborations result in the production of commercial DVDs: Melody Gardot, Eddy Mitchell, Scorpions, Soulfly, Dagoba, Jacques Higelin, Kendji Girac. Recently, Benoit has mixed ‘on air’ in 5.1 the concert of Eddy Mitchell simultaneously broadcast in numerous movie theatres.