Philippe Petit MARSEILLE, FR

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A journalist for various magazines and radio DJ since 1983, as well as a musical activist, Philippe Petit has celebrated 40 years of sharing/transmitting his musical passions. Musical-activism! Since the early 2000s Philippe has been introduced as a « musical travel agent » and has been performing the world, playing festivals all over Europe, Russia, Poland, Canada, USA, Mexico, Australia & Asia… Feeling lucky to release on several international labels such as Cronica Electronica, Oscillations, Aagoo, Southern UK, Monotype, Bölt, Alrealon Musique, Beta Lactam Ring, Sub Rosa, HomeNormal, Important, HelloSquare, Public Eyesore, Utech, Staubgold, etc…

Relying on electricity/amplification, electronix to produce, manipulate, work on sound-material, Philippe is constantly trying his best to explore various genres and make sure that each album differs from the previous one, trying to avoid routine and surprise listeners. To create musics he also uses Inside-Piano + Electric Psalterion + Hackbrett Cymbalum + "Triple Caterpillar Drum Guitar" built by Yuri Landman + a computer and synths to build up electroacousticisms, electronic layers, process acoustic and field recordings. To second the machine I like to move various glasses, or percussive objects, and take advantage of vinyl material to fondle released sounds.

Fortunate enough to work with what people call a dream-team of collaborators: joining Lydia Lunch, Murcof, The European Contemporary Orchestra (E.C.O.), Mark Cunningham (MARS), Cindytalk, Orkest De Ereprijs, Audrey Chen, Mia Zabelka, Iancu Dumitrescu's Hyperion Ensemble, Stephen O'Malley, PAS or Faust onstage and-or in studio.

Besides he did some recordings with: Eugene Robinson (Oxbow), Edward Ka-Spel (Legendary Pink Dots), Simon Fisher Turner, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Foetus, Graham Lewis (Wire), Barry Adamson, Andy Diagram, Scanner, Mira Calix, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Justin K. Broadrick, James Johnston (Gallon Drunk/Bad Seeds), ASVA, and many more...

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