sobralasolas ! episode 1
sobralasolas ! episode 2
sobralasolas ! episode 3

Aug 2009 - cd release episode 1
ohm avatar quebec qc —

18 Nov 2009 - sobralasolas! lecture by Björn Eriksson, Härnösand (SW) —

17 Jan 2010 - episode 2 premiere at deutschlandradio kultur berlin - ohrenstrand berlin (G) —

Dec 2010 - cd release episode 2 (excerpt)
EBU Acustica series - Art's Birthday 2005-2010 —

22 Jun 2012 - episode 3 premiere at grim marseille (F) —

a radiopera

Julien Bayle
Julien Bayle lives and works in Marseille as a composer, sound designer, engineer and performer.
CEO at Design the Media // Technology Consultant & Developer (Max6, Audio plugins, Arduino/Hardware) at design the media. In the past : IT Infrastructure/Security Architect at Ville de Marseille, IT Junior Network Engineer // support engineer at Shell, Computer Science and Biology at CNRS AFMB.
Born 1976, I'm a composer, sound designer, coder, engineer, media installation designer, consultat and music performer, but I'm nice. Having built my own MIDI controller for live performances and releasing ambient, drone and dub techno under my own name as well as protofuse, I float inside ambient and drone soundscapes and can be found inside dub techno too.
Mid 2010, I decided to jump into the void, dreaming of a better job, dreaming to spend more hours with my family and wanting to make more music and art.I made it. It happens. I'm the most happy people of the world and I'll try to give you my best energy to make you thinking about that twice and to show you that "YES, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN OUR LIFE". I'm working specifically as a free man. If you want to hire me, think about it twice and be ready to have a budget with a lot of zeroes.
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Caroline Bouissou
Caroline Bouissou (Spain / France) : she's a multidisciplinary artist but she's developing and working mainly as a performer. Her practice is involving a lot of explorations : she's experimenting, she's going through and questionning her environment. She's living and working in Nice and Val d'Aran.
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DinahBird is a radio artist and feature maker living and working in Paris and London. She makes radio programmes, audio publications, installations, and soundtracks.
Recent commissions include Recent commissions include When Silence Sings, a composed soundscape for BBC Radio 3's "Between the Ears", Natures Construites, an audio/video collaboration that documents urban transformation in Northern Paris, The Music Machine, a programme about the ondioline, one of the first electronic synthesisers for BBCR4, Moskova, a sound/video collaboration that documents the evolution and growth of a new city garden during its first year, and Songs of the Brewery, an in-situ sound installation for Cork, European Capital of Culture, 2005. Works have been played on BBCR4, France Culture's Atelier de Création Radiophonique, Resonance FM and on Kunst Radio.
Her work, which can be described as plundersonics, is inspired by the sounds and the people who surround her. The result is a montage of personal interviews, found, plundered and manipulated sounds, minimal beats and electronic music. She has performed live in the Pompidou Centre and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
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Björn Eriksson
Björn Eriksson (aka Miulew) makes electronic and acoustic experiments including field recordings and radio art. Björn has also during the last 10 years been doing a lot of electronic music in different contexts, among them together with the Tapegerm Collective under artist name International Garbageman. Besides making electronic music he also plays acoustic and electric music in different contexts. Björn is also exploring new possibilities with new media platforms like different web2.0 and web3d applications. One example of this is the virtual collaborations with Avatar Orchestra Metaverse (AOM) - Andreas Müller, Thomas Detlef, Shintaro Miyazaki, Harold Schellinx, Peter Mertens, Chris Wittkowsky, Leif Inge, Nathalie Fougeras, Sachiko Hayashi, Pauline Oliveros, etc. AOM is an virtual orchestra in Second Life that have about 15 members all over world. They play different new music that are composed by the members. They only use virtual instruments and in-world sounds but we often appears in mixed reality situations/events. His method to make music is often varied and formed by what tools and sounds, instruments he has at hand. One could call his method improvisational in choosing methods. One thing he would like to experiment with is recording more sounds from nature and microacoustics. Another thing he wants to explore more is wireless sound transmitters in collaborative and feedbacked networks.
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Nathalie Fougeras
Nathalie obtained a post-diploma at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ARI : Interactive Research in New Media) and studied at the University Paris 1 and Paris 8 in the department of hypermedia in visual arts (Aesthetics, Science and Technology of Arts)
Since 2004 she collaborates with other artists and does collaborative networks with the online group Aether, using Max/MSP and Pure data softwares, chat or online forum to practice rehearsals and international events (see the website and wiki: She is currentlly art director of the Hörlursfestival and lab gallery project online in Sweden for streaming events.
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Emmanuelle Gibello
In 1999 Emmanuelle Gibello graduated from l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne with a Masters in visual arts. Since 2001 she has been developing a practice which combines visual art and electronic music. New media technologies have become her tools of choice. She uses new technologies for field recordings. In addition, new technologies allow her to manage various media (sound, image, text...) in real time. Furthermore, new media has enabled her to produce work either for solo performances or works incorporating networks. Her field recordings are taken from both natural and urban contexts. Emmanuelle Gibello uses electronics tools: such as the Internet, video camera, microphones and modified microphones to explore concrete and synthetic sounds in all their different layers. This collection contains archival sounds from the quotidian as well as more thematic research conducted during her travels. This library is the starting point for her compositions and live sound mixing. Her work is also inspired by literature (Didier Anzieu, Samuel Beckett, Philippe K. Dick, Haruki Murakami...). Texts either have a simple inspirational function or are read and recorded to become a material in her repertoire. She questions the relationship between sound and image, soundscape and memory. She revisits urban space aesthetically through sound. She privileges broadcasting using the means of spatialisation and multi-diffusion, (quadraphony, octophony, acousmonium) or headphones, to provide a listening experience close to that of in the real world. She creates events of micro-chaos in the listening, disturbing the listener with sounds and making them doubt: the sound they hear, does it come from the work they are listening to, or outside? These parasite sounds permit the commitment of the listener; they are sounds of life. Through field recording of contemporary soundscapes, modified by Man, she attempts to offer a fresh perception of the complexity of the modern world. Her electroacoustic works take the form of live performance.
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Jérôme Joy
Jérôme Joy is a French composer and artist. Having delivered multiple performances of both instrumental, electronic and electro-acoustic music since the early 1980s, he has devised numerous international networked sound & music projects -- Collective JukeBox, Collective Radio, PacJap, picNIC, pizMO, RadioMatic,, etc. -- and events -- the e-exhibition Lascaux2 in 1999, Disklavier concert Festival d'Automne Paris, Forum Hub on The Thing NYC, etc.
He is currently working on investigations about extended music (from instruments & apparatuses, to systems, interfaces & networks) and the exploration of the soniferous state of networks centred on listening experiences & manufactures. His work is rooted in the practice and the conception of live composition as a sonic exploration of time-specific and site-specific public situations in investigating electronic production, field recording & improvisation & radiophony, programming & streaming technologies, performed & networked systems, online shared databases & sound/music collectives, and netmusic. In recent years he has been invited in many international festivals and events worldwide and various granted residency status in USA, Canada, Egypt and Japan, and he has published several articles and papers in international revues and proceedings. He's currently working on several projects : NMSAT (Networked Music & SoundArt Timeline) drawing on an archeology of listening in History and in contemporary era (research within Locus Sonus that he co-directed with Peter Sinclair and Anne Roquigny ; "Distance Listening -- Internet auditoriums, A new paradigm of the listening into the contexts of networked music and sound art"; Sobralasolas ! of course; a series of duo performances and improvised concerts that began some years ago with Emmanuelle Gibello (PIM project), Julien Ottavi, Eric Leonardson, Kaffe Matthews, Magali Babin, etc.) ; and a series of electronic, dronic and noise music works.
His music and works are available on , Metamkine , Tiramizu , Apo33 Fibrr Records , Editions è®e Paris , on various websites ( , etc.).
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André Éric Létourneau
André Éric Létourneau (born September 25, 1967) is a French Canadian media and transmedia artist, author, musician, composer and curator based primarily in Montreal, Canada. He uses several pseudonyms, most notably François Quoirez and algojo). His work has been associated with the development of action art, radio drama, performance art, process art, photography, sound poetry and experimental music. Since the 1980s, Létourneau has presented intermedia works in international performance art festivals, galleries and museums such as the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre (1992), the The James H.W. Thompson Foundation in Bangkok (one of Thailand's National Museums directed under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, 2006) and at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum (as part of Les Escales Improbables in Montréal, 2007). In 2006, he was one of the artists selected to represent Canada at the XVth Biennale de Paris under a pseudonym.
As a music composer and radio artist, Létourneau's works are influenced by the principle of indeterminacy in music, chance music, intuitive music, noise music, sound poetry, text-sound composition, spectral music, non-standard use of musical instruments, traditional music from different cultures (especially Balinese gamelan), by the use of different systems of tuning involving the use of microtones which incorporate electronics and extended techniques. He also regularly constructs his own instruments and custom-built electronics.
He qualifies most of his works as site-specific (pieces to be performed or installed in a precise place) but also "time-specific" (pieces to be performed at specific time of the day or of the year). Since 1999, Létourneau has also involved himself with music composition and interpretation and as the creator of custom-made instruments which are used in his work with the sound performance trio mineminemine along with intermedia artists Magali Babin and Alexandre Saint-Onge. The group regularly presents mineminemine's work in America and Europe. He collaborated with many artists : Jean Dupuy (a French artist associated with the Fluxus group), John Berndt, Christof Migone, Jocelyn Robert, Benoit Fauteux, Arahmaiani, the Chinese performance artist Zhu Yu and the Estonian group Non Grata.
Since the mid-eighties, Létourneau's also performed works from other experimental music composers such as Alvin Lucier, John Cage and I Wayan Suweca. In 2000, he conducted a radio performance of the Symphony No. 5 by the Korean composer Nam June Paik for the CBC radio.
As a musician, he collaborated with other composers such as Sam Shalabi (Shalabi Effect), Roger Tellier Craig (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Et Sans), Joëlle Léandre, Jac Berrocal, John Berndt, Phill Niblock, Alexander MacSween, Michel Smith (Orchestre Vélo Karel), Helena Espvall, Jackie Blake, Dan Breen, Neil Wiernik (a.k.a. NAW), Réjean Beaucage, Marina Surbanovic and Jocelyne Gingras.
As an executive producer for the CBC radio, Létourneau also produced concert recordings of musicians and sound-performance artists such as Richard H. Kirk, Jean Dupuy, Thomas Buckner, Johanne Hétu, Brandon Labelle, Christof Migone, Guillermo Gómez-Pena, Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, Serge Pey, Sam Shalabi, Alexandre Saint-Onge, Roger Tellier-Craig and Joachim Montessuis.
Since the end of the 1980s, Létourneau has also been involved in cultural and political journalism in the written press and for various public and community media. He continues to produce radio documentaries about artists, including Zhu Yu, The Residents, Genesis P-Orridge, Willem de Ridder, Jose Luis Castillejo, Juan Hidalgo, Robert Ashley, Christian Vanderborgh, Stelarc, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Angéline Neveu, Charlemagne Palestine, Eduardo Kac, Michel Chevalier, Esther Ferrer, Denys Tremblay, Julien Blaine, Jac Berrocal, Richie Hawtin, I Nyoman Rembang, and I Wayan Suweca.
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Kaffe Matthews
It's dangerous, but playing live on that fragile human boundary between success and failure is an essential part of her process.
Kaffe Matthews was born in Essex, England, and lives and works in London. She Matthews has been making and performing new electro-acoustic music since 1990. She is acknowledged as a leading figure and pioneer in the field of electronic improvisation and live composition making on average 50 performances a year worldwide. In 1997 she established the label Annette Works, releasing the best of these events on the six cd's, cd Ann, cd Bea , cd cecile ,cd dd, cd eb and flo presenting an annual document of ever developing sound worlds.
Currently she is rarely performing, instead directing the collaborative research project Music for Bodies with multidisciplinary professionals and the community, bringing new music and some ideas about listening to everyone (NESTA Dreamtime Fellowship, 2005).
Kaffe has worked and performed with many artists worldwide including AGF, Ryoko Kuwajima, Eliane Radigue (The Lappetites -- Currently they work on an opera for 2009), David Muth, Shri, Mandy McIntosh, Zeena Parkins, Sachiko M, Brian Duffy, Leafcutter John, Janek Schaeffer, Ikue Mori, Marina Rosenfeld, Pan-Sonic, Alan Lamb, Christian Fennesz, and ongoing democractic stuggles with pan-European electronics orchestra MIMEO.
She has also been making a growing body of composed works through collaborations with a variety of people, things and processes -- Weightless Animals, Weather Made, Radio Cycle, The Marvelo Project --. Kaffe has become known for making site-specific sound works live : the site becoming her instrument -- Sonic Bed_London, Worldwide Bed project, taut Wires in the Australian outback (with Alan Lamb), Touching Concrete Lightly for MIMEO and the Oscar Niemeyeyer Pavilion 2003 Serpentine Gallery London, and in 2009 with sharks and conservation scientists on the Galapagos Islands.
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Gregory Whitehead
Gregory Whitehead is a writer, director and producer of more than one hundred radio plays, essays and acoustic adventures for the BBC, Radio France, Australia's ABC, NPR and other broadcasters. His plays have won numerous major awards, including a Prix Italia for Pressures of The Unspeakable, a Prix Futura BBC Award for Shake, Rattle and Roll and a Sony Gold Academy Award for The Loneliest Road. His recent (2005) production of Normi Noel's No Background Music, featuring Sigourney Weaver, also received a Sony Gold Academy Award.
Whitehead is a frequent performer in literary cabarets and mixed media theatre events, as well as z featured guest speaker ar conferences and audio festivals throughout the US and Europe. He has collaborated with Mark Sussman and Allen Weiss on a Theater of the Ears, and has also experimented with small-scale puppet and toy theaters.
Drawing on his background in improvised music and experimental theater, Whitehead has created a body of radiophonic work distinguished by its playfully provocative blend of text, concept, voice, music, and pure sound. He is also the author of numerous essays on subjects relating to language, technology, the politics & paradoxes of radiophonic space, and "the public", and he co-edited Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio and the Avant-Garde, a selective history of audio and radio art (MIT Press).
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SOBRALASOLAS! ep1 (2007/2008) is produced in collaboration with Festival Sonor Nantes, Ohm Avatar Quebec, Locus Sonus , The Thing NYC,,, and

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