Born in Vevey in 1980, Antoine Chessex is a composer and sound artist whose works span compositions for ensembles, solo performances, sound installations and transdisciplinary collaborations.
His works are characterized by textural density and address the physical dimensions of sounds and spaces.
Recent compositions include DUST for three violins and electronics (commissioned by Swiss Arts council), Chute for the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Schichten & Ritournelle Fulgurante for the Oh ton Ensemble, Metakatharsis for the Phoenix Ensemble and Furia for the Ensemble Werktag.
The works of Antoine Chessex have over the years crossed the boundaries between noise, modern composition, improvisation and electronic music. His background as a saxophone player saw him performing extensively in different experimental music contexts during the past decades.
After relocating to Berlin in 2002, Chessex took parts in a broad range of artistic projects while developing solo performances playing his horn through electronic devices, guitar amps and PA systems resulting in intense live actions. He performed solo at numerous international festivals and venues worldwide.
In recent years, he has departed from a purely instrumental activity focusing on compositions and transdisciplinary projets.
Chessex is also a founding member of the band Monno with whom he recorded 4 albums and toured extensively.
Past performances include Cafe OTO (London), Transmediale festival (Berlin), Ultima contemporary music festival (Oslo), Videotage (Hong Kong), Diapason Gallery (New York), Issue Project Room (New York), The Lab (San Francisco), The Compound (San Francisco), Tuned City festival (Berlin), Sonic Protest festival (Paris), Unsound festival (Krakow), Archipel festival (Geneva), Women (Los Angeles), Ultra Hang festival (Budapest), Parnassos concert hall (Athen), Vaal Gallery (Tallinn), Dom (Moscow), Corsica Studios (London), Sound Forest festival (Riga), Urban Guild (Kyoto), Urga (Tokyo), Ochiai Soup (Tokyo), Namba Bear (Osaka), center of contemporary arts (Warsaw), Fundacion Serralves (Porto), Palace Akropolis (Prague), Mezzo Cielo Festival (Roma), Audio Art Festival (Krakow), LUFF festival (Lausanne), Ruin Festival (Wien), Echo festival (Belgrade), Sendesaal Bremen, DNK (Amsterdam),...
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