Joachim Montessuis lived in 15 towns since 72, including Bordeaux - Strasbourg - Toulouse - Marrakech - Abidjan - Besançon - Lille - Rotterdam - Cologne. He lives actually in Paris. He grew up surrounded by Buddhist monks, Gnawas musicians and oriental sacred texts that gave him the sense of ritual and trance in music. Since 1993 he has developed a transversal sonic poetry praxis focused on experimental voice processings and immersive concerts-installations. His noise and video events are devised and set in context as panic-poetic spaces in which social/sensorial disturbance and blurring occur, through some extreme crescendos going from silence to wall of sound.

He has worked in major European electronic arts centers (CICV, Fresnoy, V2_Lab, KHM) and has presented live performances and installations around the world including places and festivals such as DEAF in Rotterdam, ISEA, ICA in London, Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, Sónar in Barcelona, Africa Center in South Africa, Rio de Janeiro, etc. He’s been editing ERRATUM since 1997, a small CD+net label devoted to art, noise and experimental sound poetry, and he punctually organises experimental poetic events and exhibitions. He has collaborated with such artists as David Larcher, Faustin Linyekula, Serge Pey, Henri Chopin, Joel Hubaut, Jörg Piringer, Franck Ancel...

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