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PHILIPPE PETIT (DJ)
TWIST OF FATE
In 2013 PHILIPPE PETIT is going to celebrate 30 years of activism, editing zines and radio programs since early 80s.
He is the man behind the cult labels Pandemonium Rdz. and BiP_HOp for the past 20 years.
Since 2005 he has been producing music and has played hundreds of shows all over Europe, USA, and down to Mexico...
Releasing on labels such as Sub Rosa, Beta Lactam Ring, Important, Southern, Aagoo, HomeNormal, Utech, Dirter Promotions, Lumberton Trading Co., Monotype, The Wire, Staubgold...
PHILIPPE PETIT has now finalized new live sets and is continuously working on various projects.
Below you can find more info, as he can be available upon request....
Please get back for full details, conditions and tech riders.
Using prepared guitars + kazooed-voices being processed.
Easy to install, plug in the venue system and ready to go...
Using 3 turntables + 1 extra tone arm built for PHILIPPE PETIT, allowing to catch 2 different sounds from the same prepared vinyl.
Philippe is moving unique vinyl units with field recordings, textures which have mutated with each playing, creating an organic maturation in sound that time slowly developed... Textures gradually changed with each playing, taking advantage of the patina of age, and elaborating an alteration in the sound. An echo of the past to which Petit adds more and more vinyl's warm cracklings…
OTHER PRJECTS :
MURCOF & PHILIPPE PETIT
It has already been 4 years since Fernando Corona aka MURCOF and PHILIPPE PETIT did their first album, performing together onstage several times…
EDWARD KA-SPEL (Legendary Pink Dots) & PHILIPPE PETIT
A collaboration which started when Ka-Spel had contributed vocals to Petit's recent album w/ ASVA.
Now both of them are finalizing a full-length album, ready to be released in 2013.
LYDIA LUNCH & PHILIPPE PETIT
On some very special occasions PHILIPPE PETIT teams up with the queen of spoken-words for an audio-visual multi-screened performance…
MACHINEFABRIEK & PHILIPPE PETIT
Rutger Zuydervelt resides in Rotterdam and releases music as Machinefabriek since 2004. His vast output has been released on various international labels.
With this duo they create immersive, detailed worlds of sound.
OUT SOON :
Murcof & Philippe Petit : "First Chapter" (Agoo Rec.)
Philippe Petit: "Needles In Pain" (Alrealon Musique), www.alrealon.co.uk
NEEDLES IN PAIN is a "symphony for turntables" executed live using 3 turntables + 1 extra tonearm built for Philippe and allowing to catch 2 different sounds from the same prepaired vinyl.
It was recorded in 2009 @ FIME festival.
The basis for "Needles In Pain" comes from unique vinyl units, which Philippe Petit uses during his musical sets.
Filled with field recordings, textures which have mutated with each playing, creating an organic maturation in sound that time slowly developed...
Textures gradually changed with each playing taking advantage of the patina of age, elaborating an alteration in the sound. An echo of the past to which Petit adds more and more vinyl warm cracklings...
Petit started DJing in 1983 thus moving vinyl has become throughout the years a natural action for him, then, in 1993 he went to see Christian Marclay and Otomo Yoshihide perform their "War of the turntables" in Marseille MAC (Contemporary Art Museum). A fantastic show, which made him release some music by Yoshihide's mythical Ground Zero on his Erase -yer- Head/Pandemonium Rdz. Those 90s saw turntablisms become the new big thing and so many started to imitate Yoshihide and Marclay who had already accomplished anything which could be done to use a turntable or some vinyl in a different way.
It took years of DJing and juxtaposing-processing sources for Philippe Petit to develop another technique and emerge as a different voice for turntablisms.
Firstly in having his own sound-music pressed on unique vinyl to be used onstage.
Secondly, adding an extra tone arm with separate connection to the mixer, allowing to add records, and play with them.
BUT even more than that, the way he managed to stay different was to actually improvise on the spur of the moment, assaulting turntables to take advantage of the vinyl material to fondle released sounds, raking the needle across the record's grooves, rubbing their stylus on paper, cardboard, metal to process unusual noises and textures… Headbutting... Keeping it physical: DANCING !!! Which obviously guaranteed a personal move, something unique to be experienced live...
For the first time Philippe is releasing a record where the music only comes from his turntablism, and that hopefully will transmit how he is enjoying to perform and to entertain his audience.
Philippe Petit Live @ FIME Festival :
OUT NOW :
Simon Fisher Turner & Philippe Petit : A Ti Dou Li Dum A Ti Dou Li Dou Ti Dé (HelloSquare)
Eugene Robinson + Philippe Petit (feat. Kasia Meow) : Last Of The Dead Hot Lovers (Truth Cult/Southern UK)
PHILIPPE PETIT booking contact : MO[AT]MEDIA-LOCA.COM
Philippe Petit w/ Murcof & Mark Cunningham :|