About

Christophe Demarthe is a composer and sound designer based in Paris. For many years, he has worked at the frontier of sound and visual arts, creating musical and sound architectures for theater, dance, visual arts, cinema, radio, television, fashion. His first collaborations began in the 90s with radio director Jean Couturier (France Culture) and director Bruno Lajara (501 Blues). In the 2000s, he started composing for TV movies (Canal +, France 2, France 3). Since 2007, he has produced soundtracks for dance productions in France and Europe (Superamas, Anne Juren, Annie Dorsen, Agata Maszkiewicz), visual arts (ABM Studio, Pierre Beloüin, Ludovic Chemarin ©, P. Nicolas Ledoux, Ultralab) and luxury (Louis Vuitton).

Christophe Demarthe began his musical career as the co-founder and singer of Clair Obscur, one of the first bands of the 1980s to make connections between music, visual arts, dance and theater. In 2004, he created Cocoon, a global project combining electronic music, video, text, performance. In 2016, he further diversified his activities with the co-launch of Acoustic Cameras, an online collection inviting sound artists to compose pieces for live webcams located across the planet.

SELECTED BIOGRAPHY

 

2021

• piece in progress

 

2020

• nothing, nichts, nada

 

2019

Taki Pejzaz, Agata Maszkiewicz, dance piece, Komuna Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland

Ludovic Chemarin©, Histoire sans fin, Olivier Combault & Cocoon, live duet, La BF15, Lyon

 

2018

Moments, Ludovic Chemarin(c) solo exhibition, mfc-michèle didier, Paris

• Une Saison graphique, ABM Studio solo exhibition, Bibliothèque universitaire, Le Havre, France

 

2017

Jules Vernes, Gobelins – l’école de l’image, video mapping, Mairie de Sèvres 

La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc, Dreyer / Les Voix Animées, silent movie + music, Le Liberté, Toulon

 

2016

Fashion Futurists, Intel partnered with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, web video

Comma, Anne Juren, choreography, Brut, Vienna, Austria

 

2015

Louis Vuitton City Guide, Louis Vuitton, iPhone/iPad app

The Point, Anne Juren, choreography, ImPulsTanz, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria

 

2014

Pornography: a trying- out, Anne Juren, choreography, ImPulsTanz, Odeon, Vienna, Austria

 

2013

Louis Vuitton City Bags, Louis Vuitton, iPhone/iPad app

 

2012

Louis Vuitton : 100 Legendary Trunks, Louis Vuitton, iPad app

Lost & Found, Anne Juren, choreography, Brut, Vienna, Austria

 

2010

Magical, Anne Juren & Annie Dorsen, choreography, ImPulsTanz, Schauspielhaus, Vienna, Austria

Black Night 02, Ultralab, installation, Biennale d’art contemporain de Rennes, France

Liberty Chérie, Superamas, short movie

Solo de danse, avec son temps, Eva Vandest, choreography, June Events festival, Paris, France

You Dream, Superamas, theatre performance, Buda Art Centre, Kortrijk, Belgium

Les Enfants, Edward Bond, Bruno Lajara, theatre, Théâtre de Boulogne-sur-mer, France

 

2009

We Need A Volunteer, Cocoon, performance, Le Nouveau Festival du Centre Pompidou, Paris

Casino 23, Pierre Beloüin, exhibition, Le Dojo, Nice, France

 

2008

Les Révoltés, Christophe Martin, Bruno Lajara, theatre performance, Viesàvies

Cremaster 15, P. Nicolas Ledoux, art video, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France

 

2007

L’île de Paradis, Ultralab, exhibition, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

Str Crsh, Pierre Beloüin, installation, L’Ososphère festival, Strasbourg, France

Sleep, Cocoon, art video, exhibition Comunismo da Forma, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2004

Fallait rester chez vous, têtes de noeuds,Rodrigo Garcia, Pascal Antonini, theatre performance

Clandestine, Cocoon, art video, Nuit Blanche, Paris, France

 

2002

L’enfant éternel, Patrick Poubel, TV film, Telfrance / Neria Productions / Canal+

 

2001

501 Blues, Christophe Martin, Bruno Lajara, theatre performance, Viesàvie