lieutenant caramel, aka philippe blanchard composes his music in his personal studio acteon/studio forum in annecy. he is the founding member of 'noise of snow festival' in annecy. he defines himself as a hunter of sounds, and collects the resonant matters from his different journeys (syria, iran, roma, venice, madrid, samarkand or madrid). he has won awards from several international competition: gmeb in bourges, the luigi russolo prize in italy, la muse in circuit (mauricio kagel prize), cimes-fics in prague. he received the radio france international award "hunters of sounds" in 2000 for "captain cook". since 2010, he organizes the luigi russolo award.