- Years in Magic
Mathieu Bich is only 34 years-old, but he has already created a number of truly scary, original concepts and routines, most of them relying on new methods and principles - or at least, a willingness to cheat like a crazy monkey.
It can get frustrating sometimes, as Mathieu loves to fool you with your own tricks based on different methods. He has frightened and intimidated a lot of knowledgeable and respected magicians. Some of them won't leave the house now!
Mathieu Bich is different. He has an excuse though: he's been one of Dominique Duvivier's students since 1996. Or maybe it's in his genes. In June of 2011, Mathieu Bich performed on Penn and Teller's "Fool Us" television show in the UK. Watch his (successful!) performance here.
What's the last trick you saw that fooled the crap out of you?
The last one is from Dan & Dave's - Trilogy. It's a "simple" transposition that killed me. It's called Tivo 2.0.
What got you into magic?
At the age of 15, I bought a tape that explained basic card magic.
How long have you been performing?
12 years. I started performing 2 years after I started learning magic. The moves came very easy to me, because I studied piano from the age of 8 to 16. That helped me a lot in mastering the sleights.
Who is your favorite performer to watch?
I love too many magicians to give you only one name, but I will say Dominique Duvivier, Ricky Jay, Michael Weber and David Williamson. All different and amazingly good.