LSD 21 juin



Performance graphiste & musicale
Date : 21 juin – 22 juin

Durée : 24 h (de 16 h à 16h)

Lieu : Galerie AREA
50 rue d’Hauteville
75010 Paris

Curator : Laurent


Rui Emmanuel Candeias
Rui Emmanuel Candeias est ingénieur et compositeur de formation. Diplômé de l’Ecole Nationale d’Arts et Métiers et formé en composition électroacoustique dans la classe de Christine Groult, son univers artistique mêle ainsi musique et technologie. Depuis 2009, il compose des pièces électroacoustiques et électroniques, crée des installations sonores et programme des outils informatiques dédiés à la composition et à la pratique de la musique assistée par ordinateur.

Tom Smith

Marina Rosenfeld
Known equally as a composer of large-scale performances and an experimental turntablist working with hand-crafted dub plates, New York-based Marina Rosenfeld has been a leading voice in the increasing hybridization between the domains of visual art and music. She has created chamber and choral works, including the performances Teenage Lontano, Cannons and roygbiv&b; a series of acclaimed « orchestras » for floor-bound electric guitars and other quasi-sculptural scenarios; works notated in video, including WHITE LINES and My red, red blood; and since 2008, a series of installation/performance works, often mounted in monumental spaces, such as the Park Avenue Armory in New York and Western Australia’s Midland Railway Workshops, deploying complexes of unamplified live performers and custom loudspeaker installations.

France Jobin (aka i8u)
Montréal sound/installation artist France Jobin has come a long way since her days as a blues keyboardist in the 1980s. In 1999, after a hiatus that lasted a decade, during which she raised two sons, she turned to experimental electronic music of the very quiet, rumbling, abstracted kind, and started performing and releasing music under the moniker i8u. Slowly but with great assurance, she built a much-lauded career and kept on refining her art, ever digging deeper into the core of sound. When the revered LINE label offered her an album (Valence) in 2012, she abandoned her alias and started using her own name.

Tomoko Sauvage
Tomoko Sauvage, Japanese musician/ sound artist based in Paris, has been working on waterbowls, porcelain bowls of different sizes, filled with water and amplified with hydrophones (under-water microphones)*. She plays with different forms of water – drops, waves and bubbles resonating in the bowls as well as audio feedback creating waving drones and natural overtones. Her work is about the delicate balance between controlled and uncontrolled with random percussion of droplets, acoustic characteristics of the space and the fragile tonality created with the fluid materials constantly evaporating and moving.

Méryll Ampe
Originally trained as a scuptor, since 2010 Méryll Ampe has worked as a sound artist creating a body of experimental musical works. With field recordings as the catalyst, she chooses sounds both for their acoustic and aesthetic qualities, using techniques drawn from her previous sculptural work – carving, modeling, chiseling with digital sound processing tools. In an attempt to capture the initial contours of recorded sounds, her approach is one of extreme proximity, sculpting them in real time. Her compositions are conceived of in terms of space, matter and time in order to imagine new sound landscapes, combining cinematographic intentions and new interactive possibilities, inviting the listener to delve into a personal sound space anchored in a poetic continuum.

Yann Novak
Yann Novak is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. Through the use of sound, light and space, he explores how these intangible materials can act as catalysts to focus our awareness on the present moment and alter our perception of time. Novak’s work, whether conceptual or rooted in phenomenon, are informed by his investigations of presence, stillness and mindfulness. His works can be experienced as architectural interventions, sound diffusions, audiovisual installations and performances, durational performances, concerts and recorded sound-works.

Rutger Zuydervelt was born on 28 July 1978 in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands), but now resides in Rotterdam. He started working as Machinefabriek in 2004. Except for a few piano and guitar lessons when he was young, Zuydervelt didn’t study music. Instead, he graduated as a graphic designer. The sleeves of his releases are practically always designed by Zuydervelt himself, being a crucial part of the music. Machinefabriek’s music combines elements of ambient, modern classical music, minimalism, drone and field recordings. His pieces unfold as ‘films without image’, with a sharp ear for detail.

Fani Konstantinidou
I am a sound artist – composer and researcher based in the Netherlands.
My research, focuses on conceptual composition, sonic images and the perception/imagination of the listener in electroacoustic music. Currently, I am expanding this subject by investigating how the cultural, social and individual differences of the audience can affect the listening process. Among others, I aim to use the results of my research for educational practices of contemporary music. Through my music I explore the power of space and time on each individual sound, especially as compositional tools that affect the perception of the listener. I have a particular interest in the combination of computer generated sounds with physical sound sources (soundscapes, musical instruments etc). This year, I examine the possibilities of greek traditional instruments in contemporary music and especially their integration with (live or not) electronics.

Aymeric de Tapol
Cet artiste est compositeur de musique expérimentale et électroacoustique qui travaille pour la danse contemporaine et la création radiophonique. Il est également preneur de son indépendant pour le cinéma et les films documentaires. Depuis 1998, il axe son travail entre autres autour de prises de sons climatiques. Il en résulte des compositions dans lesquelles viennent se confronter des paysages minimalistes évoluant vers une masse organique se rapprochant du Noise ou du Microsound. Ses travaux pourraient être décrit comme Travelling Music : la bande son d’un film inexistant.

Jürgen Heckel, also known as Sogar, was born in Nuremberg in 1970 and has been living in Paris for 14 years and is now located in Munich. He started playing music when he was 19 and became part of several groups as a guitarist. He then got interested in creating and processing sound in unconventional ways. Thus Jürgen manipulates accidental sounds to create light and fragile melodic textures. The sources of these arrangements are guitars as well as sounds from mixing consoles, amplifiers, cables or other aural finds. These sounds are then reworked on a computer to become a music made of cracklings, and rich melodic oscillations exploring the extremes of the sound spectrum by associating acoustic technique and software.

Yamori Kota
Né en 1977 à Setagaya. « Je tente de créer une musique qui amène l’auditeur à projeter sur lui-même sa propre image par l’utilisation et la représentation de différents éléments, acoustiques et électroniques, de la mélodie et du bruit, du minimalisme mêlé au romantisme.

Ben Vida
Ben Vida is a Brooklyn based artist and composer. He has been an active member of the international experimental music community for the past seventeen years with a long list of collaborations, bands and releases to his credit. In the mid 90’s he co-founded the group Town and Country and has since worked as a solo artist under his own name and as Bird Show with releases on such labels as PAN, Alku, Thrill Jockey and Kranky. He has presented his work in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, South Korea and Japan.

François Dumeaux
François Dumeaux (Rodez, 1978) a obtenu en 2006 un D.E.M. et le prix SACEM, dans la classe de composition électroacoustique de Christian Eloy et Christophe Havel, au C.N.R. de Bordeaux.
Finaliste du concours de composition acousmatique Métamorphoses 2008, il a été à cette occasion édité sur la compilation éponyme.
Pour le 80ème anniversaire de Bernard Parmegiani, il a composé « SRA » à la demande de Annette Vande Gorne.
Il est professeur de composition électroacoustique au C.R.R. de Bordeaux depuis septembre 2011. Pratiquant l’improvisation libre et l’interprétation électronique en live, il a joué avec Joan Francés Tisnèr, Alain Cadeillan, Jakes Aymonino, Christian Vieussens, Peìre Boissière et dans [alveol], la familha Artús, Shapeless, la Theory du Reptil, etc. Il réalise par ailleurs des créations radiophoniques, des documentaires sonores, de la sonographie pour les musées et des bandes-son pour le théâtre la danse et le cinéma.

Dario Sanfilippo
Dario Sanfilippo was born in Agrigento, Italy, in 1983. He is a freelance composer, performer 
and sound artist whose research is focused on the study and exploration of complex dynamical feedback systems for non-conventional sound synthesis, improvised human-machine interaction performances, and autonomous sound installations. His works and research have been selected for international conferences like International Computer Music Conference 2012, Sound and Music Computing 2011, Digital Music Research Network 2011, Colloquium of Musical Informatics 2010 and 2012, INTER/actions Symposium 2012, and they have been published by record labels such as Creative Sources, Die Schachtel and Idroscalo, and journals like Computer Music Journal. He graduated in Music and New Technologies at the Conservatory of Trapani, and is currently attending the Master’s Degree in Electronic Music at the Conservatory of Naples, in the class of Agostino Di Scipio

Fabio Perletta
Fabio Perletta (b. 1984) is a sound & multimedia artist living and working in Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy. His works include electronic music, sound & light installations, live performances and graphic design. By using computer, digital sound generators and custom softwares, Perletta’s sound research explores the intersection between different yet complementary areas such as physics, psychology and human perception.

Composer, sound-artist, video artist, writer, programmer, technician. 
Occasional horrible mutant superhero. 
Frequent consumer of chocolate.

Billy Gomberg
Billy Gomberg lives and works in Brooklyn NY. His studio practice incorporates analog synthesis, digital treatments and acoustic recordings that gives rise to electronic sound caught gazing at its own physicality, acoustics in love with their own abstraction. Formed of equal parts of futuristic electronics, exacting improvisation and sensual spaces, his solo music has been released by Students of Decay, Digitalis, Rest + Noise, and/OAR, The Land Of, Constellation Tatsu and Avant Archive.

Ravi Shardja
Xavier Roux, compositeur multi-instrumentiste, a développé une large activité musicale qui l’a amené par exemple à étudier la musique carnatique (Inde du Sud) ou réaliser de nombreuses musiques de film ainsi que pour le théâtre, la danse, la radio, l’architecture et des installations. Parmi diverses expériences de groupes et collaborations musicales, il est notamment membre fondateur du facétieux quattuor « Gol » avec Jean-Marcel Busson, Frédéric Rebotier et Samon Takahashi. Le groupe s’est signalé dernièrement par une série de quatre duos avec des personnalités marquantes et historiques des musiques expérimentales, sortis sur Planam (sous-division de Alga Marghen). Tout comme Gol, la musique de Ravi Shardja s’étire entre multiples horizons, laissant peut-être plus encore apparaître l’influence de musiques ethniques que le groupe. Xavier Roux est également un des animateurs de l’émission «Epsilonia» sur Radio Libertaire.

Kenneth Kirchner
Composer Kenneth Kirschner was born in 1970 and lives in New York City. His music is freely available through his website.

Kazuki Ikegaya
He is a new breed musician in Tokyo who has created a new category of music by mixing instruments with natural crude sounds in the environment.

Teeth like Operas
Multi-disciplinary artist, analog photographer, writer & musician based in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Julien Beau
French composer, he works in the fields of acousmatic music and sound art, combining recordings and improvisation, offering « acoustic and electronic sources for a chaotic mixture of sonic and textural elements ». Pianist who studied classical and romantic music during his youth, he learned with Christian Eloy the electroacoustic composition at Bordeaux. His music has been played in France, Belgium, US and Canada with the support of SCRIME, Musiques&Recherches and GRM. He has also published his first CD « Reflet » with Aposiopèse. Installation, workshop, sound map, sound sculpture, radio art, audio/visual, danse or drama, he tries to explore all kind of artistic experiments using sound. As a duo, he follows the russian plastic artist Anastasia Bolchakova on ephemeral exhibitions in Paris

Julien Vincenot
Julien Vincenot was born in 1985 and lives in Paris. He is a composer and a musician-researcher.
After various instrumental studies (latin harp, piano, jazz, improvisation), he studied XXth century music and computer music at Université Paris 8, in particular with H. Vaggione and J.-M. Lopez Lopez. He holds a master degree in music theory, research and creation. Between 2008 and 2013, he also studied instrumental composition and computer-aided composition at the Conservatory of Montbéliard, under the direction of J. Baboni Schilingi and F. Voisin. He is now attending Cursus 1 at IRCAM.
His musical production includes instrumental music for ensembles and soloists (with or without live computer), electroacoustic music, film music, live computer improvisation,…

Clara de Asís
Clara de Asís was born in 1988 in Spain. She’s interested in the poetic entity of sound, and she explores two aspects of sound art : electroacoustic composition on studio, and improvised music on prepared guitar, which allows her to develop a sensitive and experimental practice of the instrument. She has participated in many sonic festivals (FamFest, Intr:muros, UBICUA, Museruole, Fukushima!, Les Inédits du CipM, Reevox…). Her music has been diffused in France Musique, Radio Grenouille, la Cité de la Musique de Marseille, Radia, ou Construyendo Babel. She lives in Marseille.

Michalis Paraskakis
Michalis Paraskakis is a composer and versatile artist who continually searches and experiments with novel concepts and new material. Sound being pivotal to his creations, he is particularly interested in sonic and performance “flaws », and how they can be manipulated to create new sound realms. Coming from a visual background – being an award winning graphic designer who ultimately devoted his creativity to music – he meticulously designs every aspect of his compositions, from the score, to the final staging. He loves playing with the expectations and the limits of the listener.

Le travail de Nicolas Charbonnier repose à l’origine sur un double désir : utiliser l’ordinateur non comme un outil pratique mais pour sa puissance de calcul, et paradoxalement aboutir à une esthétique très organique. Il s’agit de questionner l’esthétique qui est habituellement associée aux technologies. Il a donc créé son propre outil compositionnel, véritable réseau inspiré aussi bien d’internet que des écosystèmes biologiques (chaque élément est interconnecté et les transformations de l’information et du matériau sonore sont perpétuelles et instables). Aussi bien que dans le cadre des installations, il ne se concentre donc pas sur une écriture figée mais redéfinit à chaque nouvelle interprétation/installation les frontières dans lesquelles va se mouvoir l’outil, laissant à l’auditeur la possibilité de découvrir de nouveaux chemins au sein d’une même ?uvre. Chaque impulsion provoquée humainement peut changer radicalement la trajectoire du développement d’une pièce.

Florent Caron-Darras
Né à Niigata Shi au Japon en 1986, Florent Caron-Darras se forme aux percussions classiques au conservatoire d’Angers avant d’entrer dans les classes de musicologie et de composition du Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP). En dehors d’une écriture uniquement instrumentale, il s’initie aux nouvelles technologies appliquées à la composition, et pratique l’improvisation sur percussions persanes. Il enseigne depuis 2012 à l’Université Catholique de l’Ouest.

Julia Hanadi aLabedPro
compositrice française de musique concrète pratique également le live électronique.


More soon : Marek Poliks ; Christophe Ratier ; Random seq ; Felix Davin, Rishin, drj3rk