next: Aerial 1 and Milieux 2 released on my bandcamp. An album of radio waves of all sorts, from VLF to short waves; and the second issue of the Milieux series.
June 1-3: ‘Sound Hunting, Amateur Networks, and Sound Agency.’
Paper at Agents and Actors: Networks in Music History, Sixth Sibelius Academy Symposium on Music History, Helsinki, Helsinki Music Centre.
February 4: live set for Michel et Michel at Radio Primitive. Many thanks to Nicolas Canot, Cyrille Koutcheroff, Michel et Michel, Lune. Expect an intense field recording / drone / harsh noise / short wave radio set.
January 24: Milieux 1, released on my bandcamp. First issue of a series dedicated to field recording. These ones were made in France and Latvia, between 2008 and 2014. Delicate electronics are sometimes blended within them.
December 30: my article about Giacinto Scelsi and John Cage has been published as a chapter within a volume directed by Pierre-Albert Castanet and Lenka Stransky: Mouvement. Cinétisme et modèles dynamiques dans la musique et les arts visuels (Movement. Kinetic and Dynamic Models in Music and Visual Arts). I speak about the influence of Zen in Scelsi and Cage music, and about immobility as the ultimate movement.
December 4: Lichen-ADN has been released on Paravision.
November 3: Opening of the Paravision festival that celebrates the first year of the label. Lichen-ADN will be premiered for Tikka radio.
October 21-23: First session of digging the Peter Handford collection at the National Railway Museum in York. Handford is a pioneering sound recordist who has recorded the end of the steam age in Britain and abroad. He also known for being among the first to record synchronous sound on location for cinema (notably on Summertime). He later won an Oscar for best sound mixing with Out of Africa.
October 14: I have the pleasure to be invited by Carolyn Birdsall for a talk at the TRACE seminar. TRACE is for Tracking Radio Archival Collection in Europe (1930-1960), and I will speak about the Jean Thévenot collection (a major source for the history of field recording and amateurs’ sound practices).
October 1-8: Residency at Kerminy, to compose the music of the next show of the Mycellium dance company.
August 21: Lichen ADN, live at Kerminy.
August 16-19: Residency at Kerminy, to work on a future release for Paravision based on lichens and DNA.
July 18: Piece for the Unquiet Earth, organised by the World Listening Project for the World Listening Day.
May / July: I’ll be doing a placement at the Concarneau Marine Station of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle. I’ll work within the BOREA team, with biologists Tony Robinet and Cédric Hubas, to sonify the electrical activity and genetical data of lichens. This is an exploratory project and as we don’t exactly know what will be the outcome, we are quite excited to start. This is part of a larger project on symbiosis processes within lichens that the BOREA team have.
July, 4: outdoor performance in the Combe aux Fées, Dijon. Soundwalk with musicians, a philosopher, and gardeners. We are writing the project at the moment, more details to follow. It will be done with MagnaVox and Why Note.
June, 15: ‘The Technology and Culture of Amateur Sound Recording in France and Britain, 1950-1980.’ Paper at the Bielefeld-Lund-York History conference.
June, 2: Fire, Magic, Venom. Paravision mix for Tikka Radio. You can listen to it here.
May, 26-28: ‘Sound Hunting, Amateur Networks, and Sound Agency.’
Paper at Agents and Actors: Networks in Music History, Sixth Sibelius Academy Symposium on Music History, Helsinki, Helsinki Music Centre. Postponed to 2022 due to Covid-19 🙁
April, 7: I’ve done a Paravision mix for Tikka Radio. You can expect an unedited piece of Pierre Henry, obscure tracks from Åke Hodell, some Danton Eeprom techno, reconstituted dinosaur sounds, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and tracks from the great Mike Harris through his Scorn project. Plus plenty of other things.
We now have a monthly Paravision residence on Tikka radio, so expect more in the future.
February: Publication of ‘Field Recording, Technology, and Creative Listening.’
A chapter within the proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Ambiances: Ambiances, Alloaesthesia: Senses, Inventions, Worlds. You can access an online version of the two volumes of proceedings here.
February: Kairos, new piece for double bass. Commissioned by Ars Nova, with Tanguy Menez, double bass. The piece was recorded on the 21th. and will be released on Ars Nova’s Youtube channel on the 15th of April.
// During the year: several releases with Paravision Music are scheduled, and most surely there will be one on the sound of lichens. Mix for Tikka Radio also, every other month (my bro Nicolas Jacquot taking care of the other months).//
December, 14-18: Sound Instruments, Sonic Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Bradford, National Science and Media Museum.
I was a lead member of the organising committee.
December, 2-4: ‘Field Recording, Technology, and Creative Listening.’
Paper at the 4th International Congress on Ambiances: Ambiances, Alloaesthesia: Senses, Inventions, Worlds, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara.
Conference has moved online.
November 24 – December 22: Nous nous trouvâmes à l’entrée du village de Bethmérie.
Les Nuits d’Orient, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon.
Sound exhibition with Samuel Offredi.
Cancelled to the new lockdown, but broadcasted in 5 episodes by our friends at Radio Dijon Campus. Tune in during the festival and listen to ‘Field dans ta chambre’, each Tuesday at noon CET.
November, 10: Radio and the Sound of Modernism conference.
Lead member of the organising committee.
October, 16-25: Skywards.
Budapest Art Week, Bercsény utca 10, Budapest.
Exhibition with Rita Görözdi, Lilla Görözdi, Nicolas Jacquot, Rémi Luc, Axelle Terrier, and Boglárka Sipos.
Curated by Sonja Pintér and Rita Görözdi.
Cancelled due to the pandemic 🙁
October: ‘Hunting Sounds: The Development of Sound Recording Hobbyist Culture in Britain in the 1950s and 1960s.’
Article in the sixth issue of Unlikely – Journal of Creative Arts. Special issue on Translating Ambiance by guest editor Jordan Lacey.
September 28 – October 2: residency with the Jah Poney.
Césaré CNCM, Reims.