Producer, vocalist, performer and protean DJ, GÆRALD is the Mother of Ceremony of HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE!.
Their first EP "TAREK X I - V", produced together with the musician APOLLO NOIR (JEANNE ADDED, BAGARRE, BUVETTE, etc), gathers their romantic, sexual and sensorial experiences in the alternative scenes of Europe and North America.
Five personal and moving vignettes navigating between dark techno, DIY pop and electronic post punk.
Live, GÆRALD triggers samplers, drum machines, synthesisers and broadcasts a photo-journal on screens. Sometimes accompanied by a choir, they defends queer utopias of assembly and communion.
Self-acceptance and the emancipation of societal shackles is at the end of their emotional and hybrid club music. Unique in its genre.
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/// MUSIC VIDEOS
2020_FAERIES (directed by Grégoire Orio / AS HUMAN PATTERN)
2020_WITCH BITCH (directed by Grégoire Orio / AS HUMAN PATTERN)
/// SINGLES, EPs & LPs
2020_FAERIES (production : APOLLO NOIR)
2020_MAY_mixtape_______LE BOMBARDIER (Tarek X)
2020_APR_article_______MANIFESTO_XXI (Tarek X)
2020_APR_article_______NOVORAMA (Tarek X)
GÆRALD KURDIAN studied visual arts at the ENSA Paris-Cergy before entering the performance and contemporary dance program Ex.e.r.ce 07 under the direction of Mathilde Monnier and Xavier Le Roy.
Their oblique concerts inspired by the genres of stand-up comedy, live musical or pop acts are opportunities to invent synergies between electronic music, performance art and documentary practices. They are regularly presented in the contexts of visual arts (Centre Pompidou - Metz, Fondation Cartier, etc), indie music (Centquatre, Nouveau Casino), or performing arts (Usine C - Montréal, Crossing the Line - New York, Steirischer Herbst - Graz , Kunstenfestivaldesarts, etc)..
Since 2017, they are the mother of ceremony of the label and production house HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE ! in the frame of which they initiate experimental queer choir projects - HOT BODIES - CHOIRS -, inclusive parties - A QUEER CLUB FOR HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE ! and performances - HOT BODIES - STAND UP.
Winner of the Prix PARIS JEUNES TALENTS 09, the GRAND ZEBROCK and the FAIR 2010, their electronic songs first LP, THIS IS THE HELLO MONSTER !, has been selected among the 2010 best records of the french newspaper LIBÉRATION. In 2016, they released, ICOSAÈDRE, a french-speaking EP produced by the electronic musician CHAPELIER FOU and in June 2020, a new EP "TAREK X I - V" produced together with APOLLO NOIR. An LP is on the way.
They have composed radio-pieces with sex workers - JE SUIS PUTAIN ( Atelier de Création Radiophonique, 2007) - and contemporary dancers - 6 MOIS 1 LIEU ET LE COMPORTEMENT DE L'ENSEMBLE (2009) -
In 2010, they won the PHONURGIA NOVA grant for their project - MENACE, FANTÔMES (2011) - led with the author Caroline Masini and developed since then a series of documentary projects using songwriting as a pretext to testimony and exchange : NOS JOURS, ABSOLUMENT, DOIVENT ÊTRE ILLUMINÉS (2011) developed with the movie director Jean-Gabriel Périot and an group of prisoners of the Orléans jailhouse, - LES ÎLES ARTIFICIELLES (2015) with the employees of the THELEM insurance company.
They also compose for movie directors - Héléna Villovitch, Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet, Arnold Pasquier, Vincent Dieutre -, theater makers - Emmanuel Daumas, Vanasay Kamphommala, Geoffroy Rondeau - and choreographers - Mette Ingvartsen, Philipp Gehmacher, Jen Rosenblit, Eszter Salamon, Carole Perdereau, Marcela Santander and Eleanor Bauer -.