Experimenter En Couleur is intent on pushing the boundaries of sound and image. Taking influences from both art and science, he produces compositions using colour and form analysis, microscopic organisms and scientific data.
Experimenter En Couleur produces instruments that create chance combinations of sounds over the time required to play them. This creates new sounds and arrangements and so, new experiences or feelings for the listener. Chance operations in the making of the instrument and the way the instrument plays its pallete, gives a freeness and experimental nature to the pieces.
Each instrument is grown from seed and so in turn are the musical pieces. In this way the mood can vary as randomly as the natural world whilst still retaining the rhythm of life.
These self made instruments utilise recent studies in microsound, developments in particle synthesis and generative systems, to produce new sounds and new combinations, without the past associations of a typical musician who's playing of an instrument is affected by what they have heard before. Using random generators Experimenter En Couleur composes totally new pieces with each performance, intending to provide with it new experiences and feelings for the listener.
Some installation and performance work, (e.g. Evolution Synthetica at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London), is generative sound and image, driven by live organisms and computer based colonies. Further collaborations with visual manipulators Shroomstudio are in the production of early Experimenter En Couleur films and animations.
An article on the Audio Architecture website states that Experimenter En Couleur is also collaborating on an installation piece for 798 Gallery Beijing with Chinese poet/musician Yan Jun and sound artist Zafka. www.audioarchitecture.co.uk/cprojects.htm
Presently writing a paper called 'Form, Colour & Time'. The paper analyses the inner dynamics of form, colour and time in music, referencing writings from contemporary artists.
Founder of the organisation 'Audio Architecture', a forum outlet and gallery for contemporary arts. www.audioarchitecture.co.uk
Co-founder of the Din-Collective, a group of over 60 innovative sound and image artists from around the world. Since the initial performances during the Sonar festival in 2002, they have organised events in New York, London, Barcelona and Berlin.
From 1995 he produced and performed live techno in Leeds alongside Squarepusher,Westbam and Sven Vath, working closely with UC48, as Lex & Tim and also Chelagroove plus further studio collaborations.
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