Since 1992, eRikm has extended the field of artistic experimentation on the international scene.
Maintaining a constant fusion between thought, instinct and sensitivity, he pursues a simultaneity of practices and addresses the interplay between various compositional modes, relating to and using all languages.
From his early experience as a guitarist through to his later visual work, he is a maverick genre-bender who breaks down anyone’s attempts to conveniently classify him.
Quickly recognised as a virtuoso turntablist and sound artist (1996), eRikm has made a longlife habit of crossing all territories and « world-systems » deemed "independent", "institutional".
At the same time (1997), he has developed an open and aspirational approach toward the technological media, both as a means of development for a new economic model and as an instrument for creation, production and diffusion.
He deals with sounds like living organisms, constantly in flux, always open to the risk of accident or delight/unisson. As he plays with all these contradictions in his improvisations, his performance reaches new heights of intensity, trading off both understanding and sensation, seriousness and farce, anticipation and instinct.
His work references both the intimate and political, both popular and high culture, but without demonstration. Rather he creates a short-circuit connection between points with his live generated (and degenerated) material – from noise to reference – presenting multiple ways to capture each moment of the present in clear focus.
Throughout his career, collaborations have naturally occurred with his audiences and contemporaries, most notably : Luc Ferrari, Christian Marclay, Mathilde Monnier, Jerome Noetinger, FM Einheit… The kind of coincidences which have confirmed his instinctive search for transmutation, and to play on several levels.
Since 1997, on his own or with collaborators, eRikm has toured (with 5-7 on-tour projects to date), or created by request specific pieces, both transversal or for fixed spaces (record labels, radio, festivals, art centres…)
In the meanwhile, each time building on what has emerged before, the most personal fragments from his work (notably from his early artworks in photography, drawings, visual installations and video) continue to substantiate a singular kaleidoscopic vision.
Ultimately, eRikm’s research resonates through all of his work, bordering scientific discovery and a poetic curiosity of the world.
eRikm is a Marseille based artist
Indices & marks
2015 Reissue A.D.F. vinyl / Draugalimur GRM
2014 CD Ecotone
2013 CD’s MAL DES ARDENTS & ... / Les Percussions de Strasbourg
2012 CD TRANSFALL / Exhibition inONdible / DVD Austral / CD Cartouche
2011 Vinyl VISITATION Palnam / Exhibition Bînome / Exhibition VA©UUM
2010 Exhibition MU / Exhibition mOnO / Exhibition Patholitique
2009 Austral / Workshop / Simulacres série creation
2008 CD STEME / BERNARD STIEGLER / FM Einheit
2007 CD VARIATIONS OPPORTUNISTES / MRS FRICHE /All in all Pierre Droulers
2006 CD SIXPERIODES / Ensemble inter Contemporain
2005 Festival d’Avignon / Frere & Sœur / Alvin Curran
2004 CD Archives Sauvées des Eaux / Christian Fennesz / Dieb13 / F.M. Pesenti
2003 CD What a wonderful world / LUC FERRARI / Staccato . Palais de Tokyo Paris
2002 DEROUTES / Jean Luc -Nancy / Alliterations
2001 MATHILDE MONNIER / MULTIMÉDIUM pieces & PLASTIQUES creations
1999 CD ZYGOSIS / CD FRAME / Performance for the DANCE / www.erikm.com
1998 MICHEL DONEDA / POIRE_Z creation with Voice crack & Gunter Muller
1997 Biennale of young Créators Turin Italy
1996 TOM CORA / OTOMO YOSHIHIDE
1995 ELECTRONICS & CONCRÈTES COMPOSITIONS / CHRISTIAN MARCLAY
1994 ERIK M. / Turntable Art / instinct accidents
1993 Musique & COLLAGE
1992 VISUEL COLLAGE / Light
1989 Noise music
1986 Fanzine / Street art
1970 Mulhouse France
KÖLNER PHILHARMONIE Cologne / Café OtO London / MUSIQUE ACTION Nancy / BEAUBOURG Paris/ I.C.A London / RHIZ Vienna / TONIC NYC / PODEWIL Berlin / INSTANTS CHAVIRÉS Montreuil / OLYMPIA Paris / LA BATIE festival Geneve / DARMSTADT I.M.D / HALLES DE SCHAERBEEK Bruxelles / SUPER DELUXE Tokyo / STEIM Amsterdam / LIQUID ARCHITECTURE Festival Sydney / U.H Festival Budapest / NEW CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER Barcelona / REITSCHULE Bern / FONDATION CARTIER Paris / CAVE 12 Geneve / MUDAM Luxembourg
Some titles of works (plastics & cd)
Digicode / Acouphène / Mute / Mashup score /Résilience / Itération / Transindividuation / Cause & effect / Zufall / généresense soustractive / Corrélation / autoportrait sonore / Zygosis / Frame / MonO FaCe MirRor / Sixpériodes / Variations Opportunistes / Steme / ©haos ©lub / Trace cuts / presQue_chic / Lux Payllettes / Stodgy / Transfall / Ecotone
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solo . :Idiosyncrasie :. touch-pad & electro dispositif
solo . :Electro A :. cd-j & electronics
solo . :Générer - Dégénérer :. turntables & prepared records
solo . :Blank Memory & live Akousma :. live streaming + electro dispositif & live akousma
Collective main projects
duet with Martin Brandlmayr
eRikm : CD-J & Touch Screen
Martin Brandlmayrn : Drums
duet with Anthony Pateras
eRikm : touch-pad + electro dispositif
Anthony Pateras : Piano & electronic
eRikm : CD-J & live sampling
Natacha Muslera : voice
duet with FM Einheit
eRikm : turntables & live sampling
Fm Einheit : Metal sheet + Clay bricks + Metal springs ...