About

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

Christophe Demarthe began his musical career as co-founder and singer of Clair Obscur, one of the first bands in the 1980s to establish links between music, visual arts, dance and theater. In 2004, he created Cocoon, a global project combining electronic music, video, text and 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 around the globe.

SELECTED BIOGRAPHY

2021

La neige incertaine, animation short film, Gobelins, Paris

Mehr Licht (mir so schlecht), installation performance, Tanzhalle Wiesenburg, Berlin, Germany

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