Jerome Soudan started music at the age of 5 years old in the Conservatory of Chambery France. He learned consequently orchestral percussions, clarinet and later on acoustic and electronic drums. He obtained a Master degree of Musicology of the 20th century at the University of Lyon France with congratulation of the jury in 1993. He then settled in Paris where he worked with numerous composers such as Kasper T.Toeplitz for the GRM (Maison de Radio France) or with rock bands such as LES TETINES NOIRES or Industrial bands such as VON MAGNET. In 1996 he moved to Berlin where he started to work as composer and percussion player with the experimental band COLUMN ONE. In 1998 he started his own solo project named MIMETIC. In 2000 he then settled in Geneva Switzerland and began to work with the contemporary rock and new music formation ART ZOYD in France. Since then, Jerome released numerous CD’s or vinyl’s with various bands on different labels such as ANT ZEN, HANDS, PARAMETRIC, MOLOKO+, PRIKOSNOVENIE, ORKHESTRA, SCULTURED SOUNDS, KK RDS, THISCO, SPECTRE, etc… and was participating to several concerts, live acts, dj sets or performances all over the world (Europe, USA, Mexico, Canada, Japan,…). Since 2000 he is one of the official composer for the choreograph Carol Brown (coming from New Zealand but established in London UK) for whom he composed for dance performances as well as for video installations. Other choreographs with who Jerome have worked are Jan Linkens (Comic Opera of Berlin) and Lionel Hoche (Neerdeland Dans Theater 2 in Den Haag NL). In 2005 he won the best design and artwork packaging for electronic music at the French QWARTZ awards for the cover box of MIMETIC DANCING “The Changing Room” released on HANDS in Germany and designed by Nicola Bork. In 2006 he released his first DVD with MIMETIC on the German label ANT ZEN. Today, he is still working with ART ZOYD for different special shows such as METROPOLIS (with the movie), THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (with the movie), LE CHAMP DES LARMES, EYE CATCHER (with Cecile Babiole) or for a collaborative project for the American composer GLENN BRANCA. One of his newest projects is the danceable WAI PI WAI he founded together with Herman Klapholz from Ah Cama-sotz.
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