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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, Thurston Moore, 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

2023 CD Fata Morgana / Edition Photos + CD Douze Horizons / …
2022 Edition graphique & CD d’Echoplasme / CD Sun-Dog / 30eme anniversaire
2021 FATA MORGANA / Douze Horizons Quebec Avatar
2020 Roger Turner / Micro-Waves Duet
2019 LP Albédo with Anthony Pateras / ECHOPLASME / Thurston Moore
2018 What-is-Ours - dance / CD & LP Drum-Machines / CD Mistpouffers
2017 Multiphonies GRM / Ensemble Phoenix Basel / TIPC Drum-machines Taipei
2016 CD Doubse Hysterie / DRUM-MACHINES - Les Percussions de Strasbourg
2015 Reissue A.D.F. vinyl / Draugalimur - INA/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
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
2000 eRikm
1999 CD ZYGOSIS / CD FRAME / Performance for the DANCE / www.erikm.com
1998 POIRE_Z creation with Voice crack & Gunter Muller
1997 Biennale of young Créators Turin Italy
1994 ERIK M. / Turntable Art / instinct accidents
1993 Sound & COLLAGE
1992 Visuel COLLAGE / Light
1989 Noise music
1986 Fanzine / Street art
1970 Mulhouse France

Markers Places

INA/GRM / KÖLNER PHILHARMONIE Cologne / TIPC National Concert Hall Taipei / Café OtO London / DONAU Festival / MUSIQUE ACTION Nancy / BEAUBOURG Paris/ I.C.A London / RHIZ Vienna / TONIC NYC / MUSICA Festival / 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



Main Projects

solo . :Idiosyncrasy :. electronic devices
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 URSATZ with Jean-Philippe Gross . Fr/Fr Video
Jean-Philippe Gross : No input electronics
ErikM : Idiosyncrasy : electronic devices

Duet SUN-DOG with Isabelle Duthoit . Fr/Fr Video
Isabelle Duthoit : Voice
ErikM : Idiosyncrasy : electronic devices

Duet ©haos ©lub with dieb13 . Fr/At > Video
dieb13 : Turntables
ErikM : Idiosyncrasy : electronic devices
+ Video screening

Duet MICRO-WAVES with Nathalie Forget . Fr/Fr > Video
Nathalie Forget : Ondes Martenot
ErikM : Idiosyncrasy : electronic devices

Duet ECOTONE with Martin Brandlmayr
 (Radian) . Fr/At > Video
ErikM : CD-J & Touch Screen 

Martin Brandlmayrn : Drums

Duet with FM Einheit

 . Fr/D > Video
ErikM : Turntable & live sampling

Fm Einheit : Metal sheet + Clay bricks + Metal springs

Interpretation of instrumental and mixed piece.

Luc Ferrari pieces > Video
Les Archives sauvée des eaux
Les Protorythmiques
A la recherche du rythme perdu
Et tournent les sons dans la garrigue
Le Piano Englouti by Brunhild Meyer Ferrari
Visitation : by eRikm & Luc Ferrari

John Cage pieces
Imaginary Landscape IV
Imaginary Landscape V
4’33 : de John Cage / a video streaming mosaic by eRikm

Erikm pieces
Fata Morgana with ensemble Dédalus > Video
Echoplasme with Ensemble Hanatsu Miroir > Video
Drum-machines with Les percussions de Strasbourg > Video
Particules with Ensemble Phoenix Basel > Video
Austral with Ensemble Laborintus > Video

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