Jean-Jacques Birgé

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Jean-Jacques Birgé
Born (1952-11-05) 5 November 1952 (age 62)
Origin Paris, France
Genres avant-garde music
Occupation(s) Composer, musician, filmmaker, writer
Instruments synthesizer and misc.
Years active 1969-2014
Labels GRRR, in situ, Auvidis, publie.net, Les inéditeurs
Website http://www.drame.org
Notable instruments
ARP 2600, PPG Wave 2.2, Ensoniq VFX-SD, Roland V-Synth, Tenori-on, Theremin, Mascarade Machine, reed trumpets, jaw-harps, flutes...

Jean-Jacques Birgé is an independent French musician and filmmaker, at once music composer (co-founder of Un Drame Musical Instantané with which he records about 30 albums, as well as for movies, theater, dance, radio), film director (La nuit du phoque, Sarajevo a Street Under Siege, The Sniper), multimedia author (Carton, Machiavel, Alphabet), sound designer (exhibitions, CD-Roms, websites, Nabaztag, etc.),[1] founder of record label GRRR. Specialist of the relations between sound and pictures, he has been one of the early synthesizer players and home studio creators in France in 1973, and with Un d.m.i. the initiator of the return of silent movies with live orchestra in 1976.[2] Since 1995, he has become a sound designer in all multimedia areas and interactive composition.[3]

Biography[edit]

After his studies at Idhec (Institut des hautes études cinématographiques, now La Fémis), Jean-Jacques Birgé[4] is filled with a passion for images and sounds, and particularly for their potential to produce sense and create emotions. Birgé considers sound as a counterpoint to pictures and dialogue, an off-stage landscape and a wide opened window to imagination.

In 1975 he founded the record label GRRR (Defense de features on the famous Nurse with Wound list) and in 1976 the group Un Drame Musical Instantané (with Bernard Vitet and Francis Gorgé. He composed for movies (I.Barrère, D.Belloir, D.Cabrera, P.Desgraupes, P.O.Lévy, P.Morize, F.Reichenbach, F.Romand, Jacques Rouxel, R.Sangla, M.Trillat, la Cinémathèque Albert Kahn...), dance (J.Gaudin, Karine Saporta...), photography (Arles), theater, radio, and records about 30 albums. On stage, he plays live to silent movies (26 since 1976) as well as improvising or producing multimedia shows. For "Le K" with Richard Bohringer he was nominated at the 9ièmes Victoires de la Musique.

As a moviemaker, 20 years after La nuit du phoque (issued on DVD with the reissue of the cult-record défense de), he directed Vis à vis : Idir et Johnny Clegg a capella. He received a BAFTA and the Jury Award in Locarno 1994 collectively for Sarajevo: a street under siege, and his short Le sniper was shown in more than 1000 theatres.

A specialist for realtime synthesis music instruments, he has always lived among new technologies which offer the possibility of conceiving strange and iconoclast objects. Simultaneously to his work as a sound designer for exhibitions-shows (Il était une fois la fête foraine, The Extraordinary Museum, The Laying of the Hands, Passerelle, Le Siècle Métro, Jours de Cirque, L'argent, French Pavilion Aïchi World Fair...), websites (BDDP-TBWA, Laurent-Perrier, Ville de Lyon, Compagnie Générale des Eaux, Rencontres Numer, Determinism, Else, Virtools, Adidas, Ptits reperes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Musée de l'Immigration...), and CD-Roms (At the Circus with Seurat, Fenêtre sur l'Art, Europrix 98, AZ, Firmenich, Le DVD-Rom du Louvre, Le Grand Jeu, Sethi et la couronne d'Egypte, Mr. Men series, 9 Cahiers Passeport, 4 Salto & Zelia, Domicile d'Ange Heureux...), he asserted himself as a multimedia author with Carton (Enhanced-CD where an original game refers to each song), Machiavel (interactive video scratch of 111 loops, with Antoine Schmitt),[5] and Alphabet, created with Frédéric Durieu and Murielle Lefèvre from Kveta Pacovska's book for children (Grand Prix Möbius International 2000, Prix Multimédia de la SACD 2000, Coup de coeur Trophées SVM Mac, Prix de la meilleure adpatation au Festival de Bologne en Italie, La Mention Spéciale au Salon du Livre de Jeunesse à Montreuil, First Prize CineKid en Hollande, GigaMaus en Allemagne, First Prize Package MMCA au Japon, et aux USA : Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2002, Parents’ Choice Silver Honor 2001, Discovery.com Award of Excellence 2001, Software Magic Award Parenting Magazine 2001, Children’s Software Review All Star Award 2001, Choosing Children’s Software Best Pick 2001, Best Software Pick Edutaining Kids.com 2001).

With this CD-Rom he inaugurated a new direction of work based generative action and interactivity which lets the player discover a new interpretation each time (on-line et off-line). He regularly collaborates on the creation of sites lecielestbleu.com (with F.Durieu) and flyingpuppet.com (with Nicolas Clauss). For lecielestbleu.com he received the Prix SCAM 2002 of the Best Internet Site meilleur site and the NarrowCast Content Award 2002 ... For Ulchiro on flyingpuppet.com he received the Prix du Centre Pompidou FlashFestival 2002 ... Somnambules, together with Nicolas Clauss and Didier Silhol, won the Special Prize of Jury Senef 2003 (Seoul Net Festival), Prix de la Création Nouveaux Médias 2004 (Vidéoformes), 1st Prix France Telecom R&D Oone (Art Rock Festival), Prix SACD de la Création Interactive 2004, Prix ARS Electronica Net Vision / Net Excellence Honorary Mention 2004 (Austria) and is nominated among the 5 strangest sites at Yahoo! Best of 10 Years.

Besides his daily blog, Birgé writes in many magazines and teaches the relation between sound and pictures. He designed the sound of Nabaztag, the smart rabbit. His last artworks are Les Portes (Doors, interactive video installation with Nicolas Clauss) and Nabaz'mob (opera for 100 smart rabbits with Antoine Schmitt for which they receive Ars Electronica Award of Distinction Digital Musics 2009). After CD Etablissement d'un ciel d'alternance, a duo with writer Michel Houellebecq, he produces dozens of online albums. He currently plays with Vincent Segal (cello), Antonin-Tri Hoang (alto sax, bass clarinet), Alexandra Grimal (soprano & tenor sax), Fanny Lasfargues (bass), Edward Perraud (drums), Birgitte Lyregaard (vocals), Linda Edsjö (vibraphone), Sacha Gattino (misc.) and video artist Jacques Perconte. New site drame.org offers more than 110 hours of unissued free downlable music.

Works[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Défense de, Birgé-Gorgé-Shiroc (GRRR), 1975
  • Trop d'adrénaline nuit, Un d.m.i. (GRRR), 1977
  • Rideau !, Un d.m.i. (GRRR), 1980
  • À travail égal salaire égal, Un d.m.i. (GRRR), 1982
  • Musical direction of Éditions Ducaté, cassettes recorded with Jane Birkin, Annie Girardot, Annie Ernaux, Ludmila Mikaël... 1981–82
  • Les bons contes font les bons amis, Un d.m.i. (GRRR), 1983
  • L'homme à la caméra, Un d.m.i. (GRRR), 1984
  • Carnage, Un d.m.i. (GRRR), 1985
  • L'hallali, Un d.m.i. (GRRR), 1987
  • Sous les mers, Un d.m.i. (GRRR), 1988
  • Qui vive ?, Un d.m.i. (GRRR), 1989
  • Le K, Un d.m.i. with Richard Bohringer on Dino Buzzati (GRRR, réédition Auvidis), Nomination at the 9th Victoires de la Musique, 1990–93
  • Jeune fille qui tombe... tombe, Un d.m.i. (In Situ), 1991
  • Kind Lieder, Un d.m.i. (GRRR), 1991
  • Urgent Meeting, Un d.m.i. (GRRR/No Man’s land), 1992 with Louis Sclavis, Vinko Globokar, Michael Riessler, Michel Godard...
  • Opération Blow Up, Un d.m.i. (GRRR), 1992 with Brigitte Fontaine, Henri Texier, Valentin Clastrier, Carlos Zingaro, Joëlle Léandre, René Lussier, Luc Ferrari...
  • Crasse-Tignasse, Un d.m.i. (Auvidis), 1993
  • Sarajevo Suite, production + compositions by Un d.m.i. played by Dee Dee Bridgewater and Bălănescu String Quartet (L’empreinte digitale),1994[6]
  • Il était une fois la Fête Foraine, Un d.m.i. (Auvidis), 1995
  • Haut-Karabagh : Musiques du Front, production (Auvidis),1995
  • Direction record collection “Musiques d’ambiance” at Auvidis : Policier, Western, Science-Fiction, 3 CD with Francis Gorgé, 1995
  • Le Sens du combat, Michel Houellebecq (Radio France), 1996
  • Carton, Birgé-Vitet (GRRR), 1997
  • Au fil du temps, Birgé-Vitet (CD in catalogue of the exhibition), 1997
  • Machiavel, Un d.m.i. (GRRR), 1998 with Steve Argüelles, Benoît Delbecq, DJ Nem, Philippe Deschepper...
  • Un petit tour, Aki Onda (All Access, Japon), 1999
  • Trop d’adranaline nuit, Un d.m.i. (reissue + bonus, GRRR), 2001
  • Défense de, Birgé Gorgé Shiroc (reissue CD + DVD 6 hours of unissued music & Film "La nuit du phoque", MIO), 2003
  • Birgé alone : Inanga (in CMG#6 Ailleurs, 1999), Young Dynamite (in TraceLabel, 2005), Plomberie, Hantée and Roll Over Composer (in Nouveaux Dossiers de l'Audiovisuel n°3, INA, 2005)...
  • Script, dialogues and hörspiel Radio Chronatoscaphe (in 25th anniv. of label nato 3 cd Le Chronatoscaphe), 2005
  • Les Actualités, conception and realization of double-album + Un d.m.i. with Baco (Les Allumés du Jazz), 2006
  • Établissement d'un ciel d'alternance, Houellebecq-Birgé (GRRR), 2007
  • C'est le bouquet, Un d.m.i. (unissued CD to be downloaded with Sextant magazine, GRRR), 2007
  • Participation to Thisness by Jef Lee Johnson (nato, 2005) and Toukouleur Orchestra's album (2013)
  • Many other recordings in England, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Japan, USA...
  • 57 unissued albums, more than 113 unissued hours of music and 822 pieces are online on drame.org

Films[edit]

Directing[edit]

  • La Nuit du Phoque, Award at Belfort Festival, 1974 (DVD)
  • Remember My Forgotten Man, video-paluche, 1976
  • Idir-Johnny Clegg a capella (Vis à Vis, Point du Jour), 1993
  • Collective realisation of Sarajevo: A Street Under Siege (Point du Jour-Saga), 1993, British Academy Award of Film & TV Arts (Bafta) and Locarno Film Festival Jury Award
  • Le Sniper on YouTube, text by Ademir Kenović, first fiction filmed in Sarajevo during the siege, shown in more than 1000 cinemas in France and abroad, 1994
  • On Boat with Françoise Romand, 2008
  • Short movies for digital novel "USA 1968 deux enfants", 2014

Music for films[edit]

  • films directed by Patrick Barbéris, Luc Barnier, Igor Barrère et Etienne Lalou, Dominique Belloir, Dominique Cabréra, Corine Dardé, Pierre Desgraupes, Tom Drahos, Serge Duval, Valéry Faidherbe, Stéphane Frattini, Richard Hamon, Philippe Kotlarsky, Michèle Larue, Noël Burch, Pierre-Oscar Lévy, Bernard Mallaterre, Pierre Morize, Natacha Nisic, François Reichenbach, Françoise Romand, Jacques Rouxel, Raoul Sangla, Miroslav Sebestik, Richard Ugolini, Daniel Verdier, Michaëla Watteaux, Cité des Sciences de La Villette, Cinémathèque Albert Kahn, Platform... 1973–2014

Exhibitions[edit]

  • Music for Andy Warhol Exhibition Opening. Paris Modern Art Museum, 1971
  • Music for Michel Potage Exhibition Opening. Paris 1978
  • La rue, la musique et nous. Arcueil, 1979
  • Sound design of the Parc della Rimembranza. Napoli, Italy, 1981
  • Economia : La Saga des Millar, sound design and music ; réal. Michel Séméniako. Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, 1986–1987
  • Femmes en vue, musique. Le Mois de la Photo (Palais de Tokyo),1988
  • Il était une fois la Fête Foraine, sound design. Music with Bernard Vitet. Grande halle de la Villette, 1995 ; Raymond Sarti. 1995
  • Puppets, sound design. Fine Arts Institute of San Francisco, USA, 1996
  • Electra, music and sound design “Théâtre d’objets”; R. Sarti. Cité des Enfants (Cité des Sciences),1996
  • The Extraordinary Museum (Kumamoto, Japon) et Euro Fantasia (Nagoya Dome, Japon), sound design. Music with Bernard Vitet; R. Sarti. 1997
  • Au Fil du Temps, music with Bernard Vitet. Corbeil-Essonnes, 1998
  • Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, sound design (Hyptique). 1998
  • Le Siècle Métro, ound design, and music with Denis Colin; Michal Batory. Maison de la RATP, 2000
  • Pass, symphony for 26 iMacs, with A. Denize, E.Mineur, F.Durieu. Mons (Belgium), 2000
  • The Laying of the hands, sound design and interactive music, with Mark Madel. Amsterdam Hospital, 2001
  • Festival de la Ville, urban forum. Créteil, 2001
  • Jours de cirque, music with Bernard Vitet, sound design ; R. Sarti. Monaco, 2002
  • Juno Beach, music and sound design. Musée du Débarquement, Omaha Beach, 2003
  • L'argent, music and sound design. Pass, Mons (Belgium), 2003
  • Music for 5 sculptures of the Museum (St Phalle, Calder, Oldenburg, Martin, Scurti), D.A.E.P. Centre Pompidou, 2003
  • Zoo, interactive installation with lecielestbleu. House of Tomorrow (Melbourne, Australia) / Museum of the Future (Ars Electronica, Austria) / Mérignac 2003–2010
  • Time, interactive installation with lecielestbleu. Interactive Design (Centre Pompidou) / Somewhere Totally Else + History of the Modern Design (London, Great Bretain), Game Time (Melbourne, Australia), 2003–2004
  • Alphabet, interactive installation (My Name is Game, Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea), 2004
  • La Pâte à Son, interactive installation with lecielestbleu. Centre Pompidou (Atelier des Enfants) / Museum of the Future (Ars Electronica, Austria) / IFCA (Slovenia) / OFFF Festival (Barcelona, Spain) / Festival du Film d'Animation d'Annecy / and 4 exhibitions in Korea : Uijeongbu Digital Arts Festival, SeNef, Ten Years After 3 (Daejeon), Digital! (Samsung Tesco Gallery, Ten Years After 3, Seoul), Mérignac, 2004–2010
  • Anémone, octophonic music in motion, Dassault Systèmes (Aïchi World Fair, Japan), 2005
  • Le Sniper, video installation (Soft Target, Utrecht, Nederland), 2005
  • Musée du Quai Branly, sound design (Multimedi'Art Interactif d'or Fiamp.2006), 2005
  • Musée de la Vendée, sound design, 2006
  • Somnambules, interactive installation with Nicolas Clauss. Museum of the Future, Ars Electronica (Austria) / Stuttgart Film (Germany) / La Villette Numérique, Forum des Images-Nemo, Rur@rt & Ars Numerica (France) / Microwave (Hong Kong) / Japan Media Arts (Tokyo) / Mad'O3, MAEM & Confluencias (Spain) / São Paulo (Brazil) / Biennale Internationale de Media Art (Dual Reality, Seoul, Korea), 2004–2006
  • Overture of Danse avec les Robots, quadriphonic music (Futuroscope, Poitiers), 2006
  • Les Portes, interactive video installation with Nicolas Clauss (Festival Nemo, Espace Paul Ricard), 2006
  • Nabaz'mob, opera pour 100 smart rabbits, installation with Antoine Schmitt, Wired NextFest (New York), Luminato (Toronto), Des souris et des hommes (Carré des Jalles), Musiques en Jouets (Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris), Ososphère (L'Aubette 1928, Strasbourg), Access (Pau), Abbaye de L'Escaladieu (Tarbes), EuraTechnologies (Lille), Musée Départemental de l'Oise (Beauvais), Parizone@Dream (La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris), ENSAD (Paris), 2006–2013
  • Peugeot RCZ (IAA, Frankfurt, Germany), 2009
  • St Gobain glass folding screen (Quantum!, Paris, France), 2009
  • Concert-visit of Vinyl with Vincent Segal (La Maison Rouge, Paris, France), 2010
  • Revelations, a digital odyssey through paintings, artistic direction and music for 23 short films directed by Pierre Oscar Lévy (Petit Palais, Paris), 2010. Hangaram Museum, Seoul Art Center, Korea, 2013. Grand Prix Stratégies 2010, Prix des Étudiants, Prix Produit Grand Public
  • Swedenborg's Room with Birgitte Lyregaard and Linda Edsjö (MAMC Strasbourg), 2012
  • Monuments to the Dead, soundscape for 15 loudspeakers (exhibition under the guidance of Raymond Depardon, Rencontres d'Arles), 2014.

Live shows[edit]

With UN D.M.I.[edit]

  • Long series of Poisons, 1976–79
  • Ciné-concerts (with 24 silent movies), 1977–99
  • Rideau!, 1980
  • Pieces for a 15-piece orchestra, 1981–1986
  • Le trou, from Edgar Allan Poe, 1982
  • Music for fire organ and orchestra (instruments built by Vitet), 1983
  • Live with Los Angeles Olympic Games (Festival d'Avignon), 1984
  • La Bourse et la vie (Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, dir.Yves Prin), 1984
  • 45 secondes départ arrêté & Fééries Jacobines (fireworks), 1984–85
  • Music for ballet by Jean Gaudin (Ecarlate), Karine Saporta (Manèges, Le Coeur Métamorphosé), Lulla Card... 1985–1989
  • Jeune fille qui tombe... tombe by Dino Buzzati (spoken oratorio, Michael Lonsdale / Daniel Laloux), 1985–90
  • Le K de Dino Buzzati (spoken oratorio, M.Lonsdale / Richard Bohringer - D.Laloux; R.Sarti), 1985-92[7]
  • La Fosse (opéra-bouffe, Martine Viard, Louis Hagen-William, Ensemble de l'Itinéraire), 1987
  • Le Chateau des Carpathes, from Jules Verne (burning cantata, Frank Royon Le Mée), 1987
  • 20 000 lieues sous mers (show of illusions and imaginary museum on 2 boats, La Péniche Opéra), 1988
  • Zappeurs-Pompiers 1 & 2 (live zapping on a huge screen, L.Card, Éric Houzelot / Guy Pannequin), 1987–89
  • J'accuse by Émile Zola (Richard Bohringer, D.Fonfrède, Ahmed Madani, 70 musicians, dir.Jean-Luc Fillon; Raymond Sarti), 1989
  • Contrefaçons (for brass orchestra, dir. J-L. Fillon), 1989
  • Kind Lieder (nine songs which hurt), 1991
  • Let my children hear music from Charlie Mingus, 1992
  • Crasse-Tignasse (nine songs for children), 1993–94
  • Machiavel (techno dance with interactive images), 1999–2000

Other Live Shows[edit]

  • Concerts with Epimanondas, Birgé Gorgé Shiroc, Red Noise, Dagon, George Harrison, Lard Free, Cesare Massaranti and Oliver Johnson, Opération Rhino, la Compagnie Lubat... 1969–1979
  • Opening of the Mois de la Francophonie with André Dussollier and Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, 1992
  • Sarajevo suite, scenery, with Claude Piéplu, P. Charial, B. Vitet, Henri Texier Quintet, Lindsay Cooper Sextet, Kate and Mike Westbrook, Chris Biscoe and Bălănescu String Quartet,1994
  • Le sens du combat with Martine Viard and Michel Houellebecq, 1996
  • Établissement d’un ciel d’alternance, duo with Michel Houellebecq, created for 10th Anniversary of Inrockuptibles at Fondation Cartier, 1996
  • Dans la lumière et dans la force, hommage to poet André Velter, with Michael Lonsdale, Denise Gence, Elise Caron, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, 1996
  • 10th anniversary of Bar Floréal, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 1996
  • À l’écoute et Djoutche, hommage to Colette Magny, with Bernard Vitet, 1997
  • Birgé Hôtel, improvisations on texts by and with Alain Monvoisin, Michel Houellebecq, 1998
  • Touché !, Theremin solo, with projections by Murielle Lefèvre, 2000
  • La kabine electroniq, with Léo and Etienne Brunet, 2001
  • (se) diriger dans l’incertain, convention de l’APM avec Denis Colin et Didier Petit, Pyramide du Louvre, 2002
  • Quartet with Yves Dormoy, Antoine Berjeaut and Pablo Cueco, 2002
  • Solo with experimental silent movies, Ménagerie de Verre, 2003
  • The Biggest Drum & Bass Jam Ever Made, Batofar, 2003
  • Sarajevo Suite et Fin, with Nicolas Clauss and Pascale Labbé, 2003
  • Musical director for the Evenings of Rencontres d’Arles de la Photographie (soundtracks + live shows with Elise Caron, Denis Colin, Philippe Deschepper, Eric Échampard, Didier Petit, Bernard Vitet, Ève Risser, Antonin-Tri Hoang, Linda Edsjö), 2002–2005, 2011-2012
  • Somnambules, with N. Clauss, P. Labbé and D. Petit, 2006
  • Création sonore de Une Médée, mise en scène d'Anne-Laure Liégeois (Le Festin, Montluçon), 2006
  • Hommage à - Moondog - A Tribute by, solo, 2006
  • Électrofication with music students (Jazz 93), and Somnambules with Nicolas Clauss, Étienne Brunet and Éric Échampard (Le Triton, Les Lilas), 2007
  • Nabaz'mob, opera for 100 smart rabbits, with Antoine Schmitt, Web Flash Festival (Centre Pompidou) / Wired NextFest (New York) / Scopitone (Nantes) / Nuit Blanche (Amiens) / Recalling RFID (Amsterdam), Le Cube, Nuit Blanche (Paris), Musiques Libres (Besançon), SIANA (Évry), Des souris et des hommes (St Médard-en-Jalles), Robotix's (PASS, Mons, Belgique), Entre chien et loup (Quimper), Nuit Blanche (Metz), Nissan Cube Store (London & Paris), Rokolectiv (Bucarest, Romania), ICT (Belgium), Meta.morf (Norway), Lab30 (Germany), Gateways/Kumu (Estonia), Orléanoïde (Orléans), 2006-2014[8] Ars Electronica Award of Distinction Digital Musics[9]
  • Trio with Eve Risser and Yuko Oshima (Donkey Monkey) on YouTube, 2008
  • Duo with Nicolas Clauss, 2008
  • Mascarade with Antoine Schmitt, 2010
  • Duo with Vincent Segal, 2010–2011
  • Duo with Antonin-Tri Hoang (guest: Lucien Alfonso), 2011-2012
  • El Strøm, with Birgitte Lyregaard and Sacha Gattino, 2011–2012
  • La chambre de Swedenborg with Birgitte Lyregaard and Linda Edsjö, 2012
  • Le grand réinventaire with Ève Risser and Antonin-Tri Hoang, 2012
  • Revue de presse with Jacques Rebotier, 2012
  • Dodécadanse with Claudia Triozzi, Sandrine Maisonneuve, Vincent Segal, 2012
  • Power Symphony, music for Prix Pictet, 2012
  • Trio with Vincent Segal, Antonin-Tri Hoang, Edward Perraud, 2012-2013
  • Dépaysages, trio with Jacques Perconte, 2012-2013
  • Audiovisual performance with Nicolas Clauss and Sylvain Kassap, 2013
  • Freed at La Java with Jorge Velez, Bass Clef, 2013-2014
  • Dreams and Nightmares with Alexandra Grimal, Antonin-Tri Hoang, Fanny Lasfargues, Edward Perraud, 2014
  • Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard with Birgitte Lyregaard, Linda Edsjö, Médéric Collignon, Julien Desprez, 2014

CD-ROMs to iPad apps[edit]

  • At the Circus with Seurat, music and sound design (Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Gallimard - Hyptique), 1996
  • Carton, CD-Extra by Birgé-Vitet with photographer Michel Séméniako and Hyptique (GRRR), 1997
  • Fenêtre sur l'Art, sound design (Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Vilo-Hyptique), 1998
  • Machiavel, CD Audio/Rom of Un d.m.i. featuring an interactive work by Jean-Jacques Birgé and Antoine Schmitt, vision critique et sensible de la planète, zapping of 111 video loops (GRRR),1998[10]
  • AZ, music and sound design (Lux Modernis, Dauphin d'Or 99), 1998
  • Firmenich, music with Denis Colin and sound design (Lux Modernis, Dauphin d'Or 99), 1998
  • EuroPrix 98, music and sound design for European Multimedia trophees : CD-Rom, gala evening and TV show with Étienne Mineur (No Frontiere), 1998
  • Mon Atelier De Noël, music and sound design (Hachette-Hyptique), 1998
  • Cahiers Passeport, series of 7 CD-Roms, sound design (Hachette-Hyptique), 1998–2003
  • La Tendresse, Cacharel, sound design (Lux Modernis), 1999
  • Alphabet, interactive script, sound design and music (Dada Media-NHK Educational), 1999 Grand Prix Möbius International 2000, Prix Multimédia de la SACD 2000, Coup de coeur Trophées SVM Mac, Prix de la meilleure adpatation au Festival de Bologne en Italie, La Mention Spéciale au Salon du Livre de Jeunesse à Montreuil, First Prize CineKid en Hollande, GigaMaus en Allemagne, First Prize Package MMCA au Japon, et aux USA : Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2002, Parents’ Choice Silver Honor 2001, Discovery.com Award of Excellence 2001, Software Magic Award Parenting Magazine 2001, Children’s Software Review All Star Award 2001, Choosing Children’s Software Best Pick 2001, Best Software Pick Edutaining Kids.com 2001
  • Le Louvre, sound interface DVD-Rom (Montparnasse Multimédia, Flèche d'or, EMMA Award), 1999
  • Le Grand Jeu, music and sound design (Hyptique-APCR-Buschet-Chastel), 2000
  • Sethi et la couronne d'Egypte, music and sound design (Montparnasse Multimédia), 2000
  • M. Heureux et le monde à l'envers, music and sound design (Hyptique-Emme), 2001
  • Mr Men, 8 CD-Roms, music and sound design (Hyptique-Emme), 2002
  • Salto et Zélia, 4 CD-Roms Atout P'tit Clic, sound design (Hyptique-Hachette), 2002–2004
  • Le Bal, interactive music with B.Vitet, Prix SACD Création Interactive, 2002
  • 1+1, une histoire naturelle du sexe, music for film and DVD-rom, (INA-Hyptique) Prix Möbius Sciences 2002, Prix Spécial du Jury Möbius International, Grand Prix Europrix Education/e-learning 2003, 2002
  • Allonnes, music and sound design (incandescence/CNRS), 2003
  • Domicile d'Ange heureux, music and sound design (dadamedia), Bologna Award, 2003
  • Musée Fenaille, Rodez (Hyptique), 2004
  • Troubles des apprentissages (ARTA), 2004
  • Salto et Zélia (Hyptique-Hachette), sound design of DVDi Le chateau abandonné, 2005
  • Balloon for iPad (Ed. Volumique), sound design with Sacha Gattino, 2012
  • Leonardo da Vinci's Dream Machine for iPad with Nicolas Clauss (Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie), 2012
  • DigDeep, music and sound design for iPad, 2014

Internet sites[edit]

  • LeCielEstBleu.com : Prix SCAM 2001–2002, Meilleur Site Internet, Prix Coup de Coeur Narrowcast Content Awards 2002
  • FlyingPuppet.com : Prix Spécial Centre Pompidou FlashFestival 2002 Spectacle - Danse interactive
  • Somnambules : Senef Special Prize of Jury 2003 (Seoul Net Festival), Prix de la Création Nouveaux Médias Vidéoformes 2004 (Clermont-Ferrand), Prix de la Création Interactive SACD 2004, 1st Prize France Telecom R&D Oone (Art Rock Festival, St Brieuc), Prix Ars Electronica Net Vision / Net Excellence Honorary Mention 2004 (Autriche) and a nomination for the Best of 10 Years of Yahoo! as "The strangest site".
  • Also: Rencontres Numer, BDDP-TBWA, Laurent-Perrier, Ville de Lyon, GRRR, Compagnie Générale des Eaux, ZoéTV, Determinism, Du côté des filles, Else Productions, Magado (Gallimard, avec Moebius), Virtools, Adidas, Nike, Fête de l'Internet 2001 (Matignon), lesmetiers.net (Caparif), Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Musée de l'Immigration, Ptits repères (Marque Repère), 2025 ex machina (serious game)...

Sound Design for objects and landscapes[edit]

  • Nabaztag, smart rabbit, as well as Mir:ror and dal:dal (Violet), 2005–2009
  • Telesound (Readiymate), 2010-2013
  • Study on the Métro du Grand Paris, 2014-2015

Various[edit]

  • Foundation of light-shows H Lights & L'Œuf Hyaloïde : Cirque Bonjour, Daevid Allen Gong, Red Noise, Crouille-Marteaux (Pierre Clémenti, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Melmoth), Dagon, Epimanondas, Steamhammer, Kevin Ayers... 1969–1974
  • Light-Book, graphic works, Imprimerie Union, 1973
  • Music for audiovisuals and records by Robert and Thierry Dehesdin, Michel Séméniako, Marie-Jésus Diaz, Charles Bitsch, Noël Burch, Claude Thiébaut, Daniel Verdier... 1975–1990
  • Production of radio shows:
    • U.S.A. le complot and La peur du vide, France Musique, 1983
    • Improvisation mode d’emploi (series), France Culture, 1988
    • Écarlate, France Culture, 1989
  • Press articles written for Allumés du Jazz, Muziq, Jazz Magazine, Jazz@round, Jazzosphere, Nouveaux Dossiers de l'Audiovisuel, Revue du Cube, Mediapart, 1998–2014
  • La corde à linge,[11] novel with sounds and pictures, publie.net, 2011
  • USA 1968 deux enfants, novel for iPad with sounds, pictures, films, interactivity, etc., Les inéditeurs, 2014

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (French) 6 pages on sound design with Stephane Ollivier in Les Inrockuptibles (December 2000)
  2. ^ (French) Francis Marmande on silent movies in Le Monde (04/27/1989)
  3. ^ (French) Interview by Designers Interactifs
  4. ^ (English) Site Turbulence
  5. ^ Machiavel, free download on machiavel.net
  6. ^ (French) Bernard Loupias on Sarajevo in Le Nouvel Observateur (11/10/1994)
  7. ^ (French) Fara C on Le K in L'Humanité (07/02/1991)
  8. ^ Opera for 100 smart rabbits, with Antoine Schmitt Nabaz'mob
  9. ^ Winners Ars Electronica 2009
  10. ^ (French) Gérard Pangon on Machiavel in Télérama (12/23/1998)
  11. ^ Introduction by François Bon to La corde à linge

Sources[edit]

  • (English) Interview and article in site Turbulence
  • 34 pages on Jean-Jacques Birgé in Sextant #3 (June 2007)
  • 8 pages interview on Impro Jazz #155 (May 2009)
  • 4 pages by Annick Hémery in SVM Mac (November 2003 : 1 2 3 4)
  • Annik Rivoire on Paris Connection in Liberation (02/23/2003)
  • Stéphane Ollivier on Un d.m.i. dans Vacarme (summer 1997)
  • On Drame :
  • A blindfold test by Stéphane Ollivier in Jazz Magazine (January 1999 : 1 2)
  • Le Drame en quatre pages par Francis Marmande dans Jazz Magazine (January 1990: 1 2 3 4)
  • Autoportrait with Alain-René Hardy in Jazz Magazine (January 1978 : 1 2)
  • Video: a 1h40 conference on Kawenga de Montpellier, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III (Sufco, February 2003)

External links[edit]