Julien Ottavi

Julien Ottavi; photo: apo33.org

Julien Ottavi

Julien Ottavi (FR) is an artist, cultural activist and founder of APO33.

Julien Ottavi is founder, artistic programmer, audio computer researcher and sound artist of the experimental music organisation APO33.

Ottavi studied drums, percussions and photography at the Art school of Nantes. Since 1997 he develops compositions for voice and computer. His background is in sound poetry (Henri Chopin, Bernard Heidseick, Kurt Schwitters, Jaap Blonk), he is influenced by the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, Morton Feldman and Giacinto Scelsi, by 'musique concrete' (Pierre Henry, Michel Chion Luc Ferrari), and also by noise (Merzbow, Zbigniew Karkowski, Bernard Günter). He is founder and member of FORMANEX, an electroacoustic quartet that performs chamber music from twentieth and twentyfirst-century composers, they play graphic scores by composers like Cornelius Cardew, John Cage, Christian Wolf, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Jerome Joy, Kasper T. Toeplitz and Ralf Wehowsky. He works on what he calls programmatic compositions in his computer series of solos entitled Nervure Magnétique - séries du bruit blanc et rose, and the 'métapercussions serie' étudesauxhertz (concerts in Europe 2000/2001, United States 2002/2003). He develops his programmes using Pure Data and Gnu/Linux. 


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