French sound poet, artist, writer and performer Anne-James Chaton explores historical and contemporary correspondences between text and sound, from phonetic to the conceptual, musical and curatorial, traversing the history of concrete, permutation and noise poetry, through his own work and that of Henri Chopin, Brion Gysin, Iggy Pop and more. A listening-lecture.
This lecture is part of the series Theories and Histories of Sound, presented by Liquid Architecture in partnership with Discipline and Gertrude Contemporary.
Anne-James Chaton is a French artist, poet, author and curator, working as a writer, performer and a collaborator with musicians, choreographers, artists and alike.
His visual and sound works, drawn from his writing materials, have been the subject of several solo and group exhibitions in France and abroad. Anne-James Chaton also founded the festival Sonorités in Montpellier (France), and recently directed the project RADIO at Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, exploring the layers of contemporary poetry through sound.
He has published several books since 2008 and joined the German label Raster-Noton in 2011 with Evénements 09 and Décade (with Andy Moor and Alva Noto) released in 2012 . On the Dutch Label Unsounds he released an album with the post-rock band The Ex in 2008, and developed a duo with its guitarist Andy Moor (Transfer, 2013). He worked on the albums Unitxt (2008) and Univrs (2011) by German artist Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto. In 2013 he began a collaboration with singer and composer Nosfell and formed the trio HERETICS with Andy Moor and Thurston Moore, guitarist and singer of Sonic Youth.