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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 computer 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 25th 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, working with: Lydia Lunch, Foetus, 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, Justin Broadrick and many more...
Aside his solo works, Petit is active in Strings Of Consciousness ; does a duo with Lydia Lunch and a collab with James Johnston (Gallon Drunk/Bad Seeds/Faust) Aside from his many collaborations he released two solo records, "Henry The Iron Man" and "Silk-Screened".
In the works are collabs with Eugene Robinson (Oxbow), Murcof, Simon Fisher Turner, Vultures and "Cordophony" gathering music whose sound comes from the vibrations of one or several strings.
On Boring Machines Philippe Petit has released until now two collaborations, one with K11/Pietro Riparbelli from Italy and one with the greek trio Chapter24.

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Pietro Riparbelli (aka K11) is a sound artist who studies the dynamics related to the phenomenology of perception, paying close attention to the dichotomy between seen and unseen: strictly related to the world of ìinvisible phenomenaî. K11 is a project based on the utilizing of short wave radio signals + some other kinds of signals to create sound dimensions in connection with the environment. K11 works whether within the world of music, producing sound and conceptual releases with different labels, or within the world of contemporary art realising sound sculptures and sound installations.
He has worked in collaboration with the artist Massimo Bartolini realising projects at the Fundaciò Tàpies in Barcelona and at D'Amelio Terras gallery in New York. He has collaborated with Nico Vascellari for a project realised at Manifesta (Rovereto). In Italy he is working with Enrico Fornello Gallery and he is co-founder of the independent music label Radical Matters.

Formed in 1982 in Ioannina, Greece, the nowadays highly respected CHAPTER 24, (KEFALAIO 24 in Greek), were named after Syd Barrett's song by the same title. The band, since the very early days, is based on the same, stable core of musicians: For 27 years Antonis Livieratos, Vangelis Boulouhtsis and Periklis Boulouhtsis have been performing live, recording and producing their own music. Despite praising them for their work critics have been, so far, unable to classify them.
Truth is, that Chapter 24 themselves, never seemed to worry about that: they have always felt free to move from style to style, from songwriting to instrumentals, from free-form improvisation to written composition and back. They keep handling a vast variety of electric, acoustic and electronic instruments along with various less conventional sound sources such as found objects and tapes. Their output to the date includes songs, ambient music, electroacoustic - experimental works, music for films and more.

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Philippe Petit