Joachim Montessuis

Joachim Montessuis develops an experimental contextual practice mainly around voice, drone, noise and resonance since the early 90's. His current work is directed towards conceptual experimental processes of the issue of observation and perception of reality through a non-dual approach. His vocal performative work explores various states of trance through the extreme potentialities of amplification and electronic transformations of screams, throat singing, and also words. He designs his actions as processes, “noise poetry-codes reality fertilizers”.
Joachim Montessuis is also the editor of the CD label Erratum ( devoted to art, noise and experimental sound poetry—which he started in 1993. He occasionally curates experimental poetry events and exhibitions. He teaches sound and intermedia art at HEAR in Strasbourg.
He has shown his work in many festivals around the globe (more than 200 performances) and he has collaborated with artists from various horizons: Henri Chopin, Joël Hubaut, Charlemagne Palestine, Phill Niblock, Julien Blaine, Faustin Linyekula, Serge Pey, Michel Giroud, Kasper T. Toeplitz, Maja S. K. Ratkje, Gary Hill, John Giorno, Jean Dupuy, Ewen Chardronnet, Shu Lea Cheang, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Charles Pennequin, Chloé Delaume, Matthieu Messagier, Antoine Boute, Philippe Boisnard, Louis Ucciani, Yvan Etienne, Michaël Sellam, Nicolas Boulard, Master musiciens of Joujouka...

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Joachim Montessuis - Eros3 + Cosmogon + DDF (DVD + CD)
bilingual edition (English / French), texts and subtitles
Optical Sound
Two films and a musical piece by Joachim Montessuis.

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