The work of clarinetist Xavier Charles ranges from noise to electro-acoustic via sound poetry. He has played in numerous new music fesivals in France and abroad. Charles collaborates with both Jacques Di Donato and Frederic Le Junter. In his work with groups and collectives, he has also collaborated with Martin Tetrault, The Ex, Peirre Berthet, Etage 34, Axel Dörner, Jérôme Jeanmart, John Butcher, Jean Pallandre, Marc Pichelin, Otomo Yoshihide, Tim Hodgkinson, Camel Zékri, Emmanuelle Pellegrini, Michel Donéda and Frédéric Blondy. Different collectifs (Kristoff K.roll, No Spaguettitti Edition, chris burn ensemble).
Currently his musical research ranges from performance on the clarinet to the installation of vibrating speakers, at the edge of improvised music, noisy rock and electro-acoustic sound. He's deeply involved in the music world as an organizer of the fesival "Densités".
Born in 1979. Before turning to electronic he was playing drum. Since 1998 he plays improvised electronic with a mixing board, cheap microphones, small speakers and with a serge modular synth. His work is primarily focused on feeback. Mostly performaning live, he is also creating sound/music for dance & theater, “We killed a cheerleader 2.2” (2011) / “We killed a cheerleader 1.1” with the dancer & choregrapher Marie Cambois (2008), “Radiographie” a theater piece by the company Les Patries Imaginaires (2004).
In 2003 his work was part of the exhibition 33 RPM: Ten Hours of Sound from France at the San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA, USA) curated by Laurent Dailleau.
He is collaborating with various musicians, among them with Xavier Charles, Clare Cooper, Jerome Noetinger, Lionel Marchetti, Franz Hautzinger, Axel Doerner, John Hegre, Jean-
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