Gérald Kurdian

Wed, Oct 12
FIAF, Le Skyroom

CTL Questions for the Artist

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What does fall in New York City evoke for you?
A brick-red-to-orange gradation crosses a sky-blue-to- green one. I left my jacket in the park.

What do you think is the biggest fiction?
Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds.

What do you have to resist most often?
Haha. Myself.

What sustains you?
No stress. Just magic.

What inspires you?
Language's infinite interchangeability.

In a word, what does Crossing the Line mean to you?
An intense curiosity for the unknown.

About Gérald Kurdian

Performer, songwriter, and radio artist Gérald Kurdian studied visual arts at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts Paris-Cergy before taking part in the EX.E.R.CE 07 contemporary dance program directed by Mathilde Monnier and Xavier Le Roy. His musical performances have been presented at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, the Centre Pompidou in Metz, the MDT in Stockholm, the Lieu Unique in Nantes, and at the Inaccoutumés, Steirischer Herbst, Tupp, and Uzès dance festivals.

Kurdian has collaborated with Mette Ingvartsen, Eszter Salamon, Xavier Le Roy, Eleanor Bauer, and Juan Dominguez as a musician and dramaturge.

From 2006 to 2010, he collaborated with Radio France’s Atelier de Création Radiophonique, and produced several radio pieces involving sound composition and documentary, including Je suis putain (2006), 6 mois, 1 lieu et le comportement de l’ensemble (2009), and Archive Now (2010). Together with Caroline Masini, Kurdian was awarded the Phonurgia Nova research grant in 2010 for their musical Menace, Fantômes. Additionally, he composes love songs for This is the hello monster !, his avant-pop solo band. Their debut album was selected as one of the Best Albums of the Year by the French newspaper Libération.

Kurdian on myspace.com


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