First-time U.S. performance by this new trio of Jérôme Noetinger (Revox reel-to-reel, electronics), Jean-Luc Guionnet (alto saxophone) and Will Guthrie (percussion).
Jérôme Noetinger (b.1966, Marseille, France) composes musique concrète in the studio and plays live improvisation with an electroacoustic set made of tape recorders, mixing desk, analogue synthesizer, loudspeakers, microphones and electronics. Projects include his duo with Lionel Marchetti (since 1993), duo with eRikm (since 2001) and Quintet Avant (since 1998) with Marchetti, Jean Pallandre, Marc Pichelin and Laurent Sassi. He is a member of the MIMEO ensemble, as well as a member of Cellule d’Intervention Metamkine with filmmakers Christophe Auger and Xavier Quérel. Noetinger also is an active organizer. He runs the Metamkine label, distribution and mail-order service. He is a key participant at the influential audio arts magazine Revue et Corrigée. Noetinger lives in Grenoble, France.
For over a decade Jean-Luc Guionnet (b.1966, Lyon, France) has been an important presence in French new music, creating musique concrète (he studied with Xenakis), radiophonic projects and site-specific installations (often with Éric La Casa), and improvising on alto saxophone in a variety of fields. He lives in Paris.
Percussionist Will Guthrie (b.1977, Melbourne, Australia) uses homemade instruments, amplified junk, microphones and electronics along with more conventional drums and cymbals. Originally a drummer, he has worked in many different settings of music: live performance, improvisation and studio composition. He also runs the experimental improvised CD label, Antboy Music. Regular collaborators past and present include Ferran Fages, Jean-Philippe Gross, Julien Ottavi, Jérôme Noetinger, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Keith Rowe and Jim Denley. Guthrie lives in Nantes, France.
Jérôme Noetinger first performed at Lampo in June 2002 with Lionel Marchetti. He returned in May 2004 to play with eRikm. Jean-Luc Guionnet first performed at Lampo in May 2006 with David Chiesa and Michael Zerang. This concert is Will Guthrie’s Chicago debut.
Support provided by the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago