GÉRALD KURDIAN

GÉRALD 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).. 

 

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, he won the PHONURGIA NOVA grant for his project - MENACE, FANTÔMES (2011) - led with the author Caroline Masini and developed since then a serie 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 an insurance company.

 

They 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 -.


Winner of the Prix PARIS JEUNES TALENTS 09, the GRAND ZEBROCK and the FAIR 2010, their electronic songs project 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 2020, a first EP under the name of TAREK X.

Since then, they develop HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE !, a performative and musical research cycle on alternative forms of sexualities and queer micro-politics within which they initiate experimental queer healing choir projects - HOT BODIES - CHOIRS -, inclusive parties - A QUEER CLUB FOR HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE !, performances - HOT BODIES - STAND UP - and a brand new music project - 
TAREK X -.

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THE MANY LIVES OF TAREK X

HOT BODIES_CAMP

HOT BODIES_STAND UP

HOT BODIES_CHOIRS

LES ÎLES ARTIFICIELLES


 

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2019_MAR_interview_____CULTURE_&_DÉMOCRATIE

2019_FEB_interview_____NECTART

2019_MAR_article_______SKUG

2018_JAN_portrait______LES INROCKUPTIBLES

2018_JAN_article_______MA CULTURE

2018_JAN_article_______TÉLÉRAMA

2016_MAR_interview_____LES INROCKUPTIBLES

2016_MAR_article_______GAÎTÉ LYRIQUE

2015_APR_article_______LES INROCKUPTIBLES

2015_APR_article_______ALLY PITYPANG

2015_APR_article_______JUST FOCUS

2012_NOV_interview_____PARIS-ART.COM

2010_MAY_article_______OUEST-FRANCE

2009_JAN_portrait______LES INROCKUPTIBLES

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