While the core of Therianthrope is a duo, they often collaborate with other musicians to create various ensembles of trios and quartets. Current contributing members are, violinist, Fabrice Martinez, and alto saxophonist, Paul Bertin.
Fabrice began his musical journey at the age of eighteen, traveling all across Europe a few times over by hitchhiking with his various instruments in hand until at age twenty he decided to discover the weld a bit slower by embarking on a 7 year odyssey through western and Eastern Europe in a hand built, mule drawn caravan which took him from the south of France through Italy, Slovenia Hungary and finally Romania. For ten years he performed with his group Croque Mule throughout Europe as well as with Vinicio Capossella and various other Italian and American artists before forming Fishtank Ensemble in 2006.
Paul has spent most of his life in music. Classically trained, he received the Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales after 12 years of saxophone studies at the Conservatoire National de Region in Besançon, France. The seed for jazz and improvised music was planted after meeting, studying and performing with flute virtuoso Magic Malik in 2005, and saxophonist Julien Lourau in 2006 in the context of extensive master-classes.
After 2 years working as a sound designer in Los Angeles, Paul relocated to San Francisco in 2010.
Delving in the fertile creative grounds of the Bay area, he had the chance to perform with artists such as Diana Gameros, Dan Cantrell, Dusty Brough, and tour the U.S. and Internationally with Justin Ancheta, MWE, Hot Blood Orkestar, Inspector Gadje, Makrù… He has been seen in most venues of the Bay Area, as well as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Vancouver, New Orleans, New York, Mexico City, Paris, Naples, Istanbul…