Q09 ::: JULIE ROUSSE ::: 20.12.2013 ::: BERLIN

Q09 ::: Julie Rousse

Co-director - Editor - Colorist
In collaboration with Philip Morris and Audition Records.
Laptop, electronics, microphones
Born in 1979, lives and works in Paris. Sound artist, improviser performer and electroacoustic composer. Her work is diverse and expressed through many different projects, first of all live performances. She also works on sound installations, music scores for films, works with choreographers and directors and does sound creation for photographers. Passionate phonographer, she is always looking for new sonic sources in her travels through Europe and the world, exploring the possibilities of sound capturing in specifically chosen contexts (urban, natural or industrial); working with different recording devices and microphones, using them as instruments; sometimes with movie extracts, television or radio archives... In this process she oscillates between purity of the recordings and a special attraction for archaic, Lo-Fi machines.
Since 2001, she uses that sonic collection - in an experimental process - as her raw material, an infinite source of rhythms and colours, which she shapes with a real time sound treatment software - real time being the essential element of her spontaneous and chaotic approach. She digs in the sound - intruding in the detail - exploring, in search of new textures or the unique rhythms of the raw - free from intervention - sounds. Her work has been presented in Japan, Chile, Canada, United-States, Tunisia, Croatia, Lithuania, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France. She has participated in many events and festivals like La Nuit Blanche à Paris (2005, 2011), Festival Suoni per il Popolo (Montreal, 2004, 2002), Festival Electrograph (Athens, 2005), Sonification (Zagreb, 2009), Performing Arts Marathon (New York, 2010), Send+Receive (Winnipeg, 2011), Le Fest (Tunis, 2011)...
Her collaborators are renowned performers or emerging artists from the international improvisation scene : Martin Tétrault, Diane Labrosse, Sam Shalabi, Kiyoharu Kuwayama, Tim Olive, Alexandre Saint-Onge, Olivier di Placido, Marta Zapparoli, Ignaz Schick, Christine Sehnaoui, Crys Cole, Anton Mobin... Her pieces have been published on the labels Sub Rosa (2010), TsukuBoshi (2010) et sur les netlabels NoType (2001), Con-V (2004) and Just Not Normal (2009) and played on Radio Canada, Arte Radio or KKWNE Radio... She has been granted of a residency in 2013 in Brussels' Q-O2 to create her next sound installation : The House of Dreams.