Light Metal Music: music on the visible spectrum

Light Metal Music is the new innovative musical performance by French musician and composer Jackson Fourgeaud. The performances were originally created for Parisian gallery Kamel Mennour and recently shown again at the 104 Cent Quatre cultural centre in Paris.

The music is the result of an elaborate sculpture that transforms the light spectrum into sound using a particular series of algorithms. This performance offers an opportunity to be immersed in a genuine synesthetic experience. Below are some extracts of the performance in a film by Ilan Rosenblatt:

Light Metal Music – NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo.

Jackson Fourgeaud is not simply a composer, but a researcher and expert in hybridization. Class of 1979 and Parisian by birth, he shot to fame with his work under the moniker Jackson and His Computerband produced with experimental electronica label par excellence Warp Records. His two albums SMASH (2005) and GLOW (2014) bear witness to an innate drive to deconstruct musical genres, a direction that he then followed with his artistic research as a solo artist.

His experimentation culminates with the Instrumentarium, an electro-acoustic workshop where the artist invents new musical instruments that he then plays during his concerts and which he has taken to the biggest experimental music festivals – from Sonar in Barcelona to the Music Biennale in Venice.

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