Philippe Petit
(Marseille, France)

Ron Anderson / Robert L. Pepper / David Tamura / Philippe Petit


Philippe Petit is interested in soundtracks; even if he creates original music he'd rather be introduced as a "musical travel agent" than a composer. PETIT uses a Cymbalom + Electric Psalterion + drum Guitars as well as computer and synths to build up electronic layers, process acoustic and field recordings. To second the machine he likes to move various glasses, or percussive objects, and take advantage of vinyl material to fondle released sounds. A journalist for various magazines and radio as well as a musical activist, PETIT has celebrated his 29th year of sharing his musical passions as the man behind the cult labels Pandemonium Rdz. and BiP_HOp. PETIT has assembled what people call a dream-team of collaborators, often joining Lydia Lunch, Murcof, Cindytalk or Faust onstage, and worked with: Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow), Foetus, Edward Ka-Spel, Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine), Kumo, Scott McCloud (Girls Against Boys), Cosey Fanni Tutti, My Brightest Diamond, Sybarite, Pantaleimon, Graham Lewis (Wire), Barry Adamson, Scanner, Mira Calix, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Guapo, Leafcutter John, Simon Fisher Turner, Jarboe and many more... Aside his solo works, PETIT is active in Strings Of Consciousness.
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