Jean-Philippe Gross


216 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Jean-Philippe Gross in his U.S. debut performance.

Jean-Philippe Gross (b.1979, Lorraine, France) is part of a rising generation of French improvisers. He plays electronic music using a mixing board, cheap microphones, small speakers and analog synthesizer. Before turning to electronics he played drums in different rock bands. His work focuses on manipulating feedback sounds. Collaborators include Will Guthrie, Ferran Fages, Xavier Charles, Arnaud Rivière, Norbert Möslang, Jean-Luc Guionnet and Clare Cooper. In 2003 his work was part of the exhibition 33 RPM: Ten Hours of Sound from France at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Festival appearances include Les Instants Chavirés with Guionnet (Montreuil) and Festival Musique Action with Charles, Lionel Marchetti and Franz Hautzinger (Nancy). Gross lives in Metz, France.

Support provided by the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago