Electroacoustic improv and musique concrète from Jérôme Noetinger and Lionel Marchetti, in the French duo’s U.S. debut… dense sound collage… microphones, tape recorders, DIY electronic devices and toys.
Jérôme Noetinger (b.1966, Marseille, France) is a member of M.I.M.E.O. and the pioneering multimedia performance group Cellule d’Intervention Metamkine. In addition to his work as a musician, he writes for the magazine “Revue & Corrigee,” directs the label Metamkine and curates the “collection Cinema pour l’oreille,” a series of musique concrète recordings.
Lionel Marchetti (b.1967, Marseille, France) is an electroacoustic improviser and musique concrète composer. Initially self-taught, Marchetti studied with Xavier Garcia in Grenoble. A scholar, he later worked at the CFMI (Lyon) and INA-GRM studios (Paris), and published a book on composer Michel Chion. In the mid-1990s Marchetti was one of a handful of artists who took electroacoustic music out of the academic studio and into the realm of free improv, using a live set-up with microphones, small speakers, tape recorders and radio. He and Noetinger have performed together since 1993.