i’m not here to tell you stories. i’m here to make you forget i’m telling you one.
def is a musician, composer, sound director & live sound engineer. def, passionate and self-taught, tracks through his music and through time the changes occurring around him in a sound expression that is both graphical and hypnotic, sensory and tense. as a composer, he sequences, fiddles, holographs sounds, creeps in, takes control of breath, fixes persistent images. cinematic, his music naturally leads him to direct sound through performances, fashion shows, choregraphies, and create multi-dimensional imageries.
he is often involved with plastician artists, performers, puppeteers, dancers, sometimes as a musician, as a perfomer or as a sound engineer (with the likes of von magnet, mimetic, servovalve, wild shores, one arm, nathalie bles, christophe fiat, nicolas moulin, bruno rousseau, le cirque électrique, a-r-n, tro-héol, amk, opus, tatiana trouvé, régine kölle…). his expertise comes from a combination of agility and attention, and the dual macroscopic and microscopic approach he’s been developing for over 20 years now.
def’s material is organic. a matrix made of a winding imagination mixed with a talent to master and blend sensitivity and technics, with a predilection for quadriphonies and immersive spaces, brutal arrythmias, infra and ultra sounds. no doubt one could call him a sound visual artist, an aural painter, a musical stage designer.
internationally, he collaborates as sound director / live sound engineer on the biggest stages with the greek-american diva diamanda galàs, and for the thirteenth year now, with the balkan beat box (new york, san francisco, los angeles, santa cruz, le cap, saint petersburg, istanbul, reykjavik, edinburgh, fès, copenhaguen, glastonbury, the vieilles charrues festival, dour, solidays, paléo festival, greek festival, moma l.a., villette sonique & numérique, cité de la musique…)
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