Julie Rousse

Sound artist, improviser, and phonograph, France

Julie Rousse was born in 1979, in Paris. She lives and works in Marseille.

As a sound artist and improviser, Julie Rousse is a passionate phonograph, who is always looking for sound materials, exploring traditional and experimental systems of sound capture, in selected and particular contexts (urban, natural or industrial). Inspired by the notions of space, dreams, and ecology, she uses free improvisation, going through the matter of raw sound in real time, and intrusion into detail. She is also in search of new textures and unique rhythms, imaginary landscapes, and delivers a very special sound experience.

Her work has been presented in major events, festivals, and venues dedicated to digital arts and experimental music, in installations and sound performances. She participated in the Festival Les Musiques (gmem-CNCM-marseille; 2018), Nuit Blanche (Paris; 2005, 2011, 2015, 2018); Centre Pompidou (Paris; 2017); Musée de l’Homme (Paris; 2017); Festival REEVOX (gmem-CNCM-marseille; 2016). Her works have been published on the labels Sub Rosa, TsukuBoshi, Zeromoon, NoType and broadcast on Arte radio, France Culture, and Radio Libertaire.



© Florent Kolandjian 2019

On the Horizon, Residency program for composers

During this residency at the Camargo Foundation, Julie Rousse will initiate the creation of a work by using this time of reflection to develop specific recording and listening devices and share them with the public during regular presentation times. This time of experimentation will be used to develop specific capture devices: hydrophones, piezoelectric, accelerometers, anemones (wind) and electromagnets and a prototype device of a modular system of diffusion with variable geometry for a sound installation. This sound creation will be an opportunity to experiment with the permeability of the boundaries between performance and installation. This work will be created on site, with sound elements collected from the place and its surroundings, highlighting sound elements specific to the landscape and giving a sense of the sound sphere of the inaudible.

Learn more about this partnership with the GMEM here