For the Biennale Son, he will be presenting a performance exploring the acoustic of the Usine de Chandoline. Using a tenor saxophone to sonically activate the architecture by moving around the space, and by means of extended techniques such as circular breathing, long microtonal textures reveal the sonic environment in a multitude of resonant frequencies in perpetual transformation - in a purely acoustic setting first, before adding amplification to the proceedings
Born in 1980 in Vevey
Lives and works in Zurich
Antoine Chessex is a multifaceted artist, researcher and lecturer whose work focuses on noise, politics of sound, listening as a social practice and artistic research. As both a composer and a performer, Chessex creates sonic fictions investigating the plasticity of space and time. As a researcher, Chessex engages critically with discourses and positions within the sound studies field. He also curates platforms and festivals for adventurous sonic arts, and is the editor of the publication "Multiple“. His solo work has been presented in numerous venues and festivals around the world over the last two decades. Antoine Chessex is the recipient of a Swiss Music Prize from the Federal Office of Culture in 2020, as well as an Artist Prize "Werkjahr" from the City of Zurich in 2018.