Maxime de la Rochefoucauld
Maxime De La Rochefoucauld (born October 29, 1959) is the stage name of the Montreal-based musician and performance artist, Maxime Rioux.
Rioux is best known for his compositions produced on musical instruments that are homemade and often built specifically for a single live performance. Most instruments (usually string or percussion) of his Système Ki, as Rioux calls it, are not played directly by a musician. Instead they are mechanically linked to a woofer that is driven by an inaudible, extremely low frequency electrical signal. The signal, in the range of 1-10 Hz, is most often generated on a synthesizer and prerecorded, but may be played live or be generated from other electrical sources.
The name "Ki" refers to the Japanese translation of Qi, the notion of a vital energy that animates all things.
Rioux is the brother of French-Canadian stage and film actress fr:Geneviève Rioux.
- Automates Ki, Plastique Records, 1997 
- Collection Somnambule, Disques Pout Pout, 2002 
- Orchestraki, Storyboard Records, 2006 
- "Browse by Label: PLASTIQUE RECORDS". Forcedexposure.com. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
- "Maxime de la Rochefoucauld: Collection somnambule ›› Description — actuellecd.com — La boutique des nouvelles musiques". Actuellecd.com. 2004-09-01. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
-  Archived November 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Maxime Rioux's YouTube channel
- on YouTube
- on YouTube
- Article in British music magazine The Wire
- References to several online articles about Maxime De La Rochefoucald
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