Pierre Borel is a parisian saxophonist and composer, working in the field of improvised and experimental music. Since 2006 he is residing in Berlin taking part of the high flow of ongoing creativity that is centered there. He has performed in most european countries, Japan and USA and is a regular playmate of Tobias Delius, Hannes Lingens, Derek Shirley, Tetuzi Akiyama, Christoph Kurzmann, Axel Dörner, Sven Ake Johannson, Didier Lasserre to name a few.
He attained a master degree in Jazz at the Jazz Institute in Berlin in 2008, and continues questioning music and life through his studies in philosophy in Paris.
Together with Florian Bergmann and Hannes Lingens, he is running the Umlaut Berlin collective that in recent years released a great number of records and organized four festivals of improvised music.