Camille-Alban Spreng is a swiss pianist and composer living in between Lausanne and Brussels and trained by Emil Spanyi (HEMU, Lausanne), Eric Legnini and Kris Defoort (CRB, KCB, Brussels). Since 2010 he has taken part in and created projects in such varied fields as jazz, improvised and electronic music, art performance, theater and since then has been touring extensively in Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy and Taiwan.
Together with his longtime band ODIL, he released three albums (Something, QFTF, 2016 / RESON, feat. Leïla Martial, and Valentin Ceccaldi, QFTF, 2019 / Unheimlich, feat. Nina Kortekaas, W.E.R.F. Records, to be released, 2023). He’s also currently playing and composing for post-rock band Limite (Mountains Inside, Off Records, 2020), and quintet Mobilhome alongside top Belgian players Vitja Pauwels, Sam Comerford, Théo Lanau and Lennart Heyndels. His last trio album was released in 2022 on Yolk Records and features Benjamin Sauzereau on guitar and Marco Giongrandi on banjo.
In 2011 he was featured in a performance of Adrien Barazzone’s Ni Fleurs, Ni Couronne for the Montreux Jazz Festival. In 2012 he composed and performed SPA music by the same producer. With Nathalie Rozanes in Brussels, he took part in the Nuits Blanches for two consecutive years. In 2018 he cowrote and composed the music for the theater piece Bourbon with Claire Deutsch. In 2022, he played and composed the music for an adaptation of Edouard Louis Qui a tué mon père, directed for theater by Julien Rombaux.
Beside his musical practice, Camille-Alban is also the co-organizer of the Pool Sessions, a series of concerts dedicated to improvised music. With Théo Lanau and Hélène Duret, they hosted between 2018 and 2023 artists such as Chris Speed, Pak Yan Lau, Richard Compte, Csaba Palotaï, Jeroen Van Herzeele, Lynn Cassiers, Farida Amadou, Eric Thielemans, Jozef Dumoulin, Julian Sartorius...