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Pierre Rousseau

Pierre***
Rousseau*

i am a composer and producer from paris, france.

this website attempts to make sense of the different things i do, highlighting personal releases alongside collaborations and commercial work.

more consistent updates over on instagram : @prsseau

email : hello@pierrerousseau.info
management : alexandre.gaulmin@corida.fr

website designed by faye & gina and developed by tristan bagot.
portrait by charles nègre.

Marine Serre Amor Fati
2020

a soundtrack for marine serre’s ss2021 collection film, 'amor fati', starring sevdaliza and juliet merie, directed by sacha barbin and ryan doubiago, produced by avoir.

'a cycle of timeless events and encounters are performed by mystic characters immersing the viewer into their world. with the aid of token items, two cryptic individuals navigate between parallel existences, living an astral projection, guided by each other’s truths.

sterile and hostile at first sight, each environment is populated by a series of tightly knit clans that will witness their rites of passage.

despite feelings of danger, care, seduction, and vulnerability, the two chameleonic figures take a leap of faith into the unknown : amor fati'

Wave Form Six
2020

a one-hour mix on lyl radio alongside aurélien arbet, as ‘wave form’.

tracklist :

DAVID VORHAUS – Movement II Continued
M DWINELL – Move
AKIKO YANO – Dogs Awaiting
TAKASHI KOKUBO – Playing Among The Gods
VANGELIS – Reve
CATHERINE RIBEIRO – Qui A Parlé De Fin ?
GAVIN BRYARS – Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me
GHÉDALIA TAZARTÉS – La Berlue Je T’Aime
SHABASON / GUNNING – Bois Blanc
CHALOTTE LECLERC – Promenade A Quai
JOHN CAGE – Variations IV – Excerpts 7PM To 8PM
ART & TECHNIQUE – Alerte Instrumentale
DANIEL LANOIS – White Mustang II
LAURENCE VANAY – Glaciers Interdits (Mileu Synthe)
HIROSHI YOSHIMURA – Signal F
KLAUS SCHULZE – A Bientôt

featuring an introduction by mana haraguchi.

listen here.

Caroline Corbasson Ellipse
2020

sound supervision and composition for caroline corbasson’s solo show 'ellipse' at ‘la maréchalerie - centre d'art contemporain’ in versailles, france, focusing on her video work.

the show features four videos made in collaboration with the artist and gwen ghelid, as well as scenography by botanical agency.

Wave Form Five
2020

a one-hour mix on lyl radio alongside aurélien arbet, as ‘wave form’.

tracklist :

KRAFTWERK – Kristallo
PIERRE MARIÉTAN – Trains Et Jardin
KUNIYUKI TAKAHASHI – Night At The Seaside
HEERLENS PERCUSSIE ENSEMBLE – Biologic Music
SERGE BULOT – Euryale
BERNARD PARMEGIANI – Ondes
I.A.O. – Topless And Shaved
GERARD STOKKINK – Yellow Turtles
COLORED MUSIC – Ei Sei Raku
HITOSASHI – Yubi No Etude (Oriental Mix 2)
PADDY MCALOON – I Trawl The Megahertz (Excerpt)
KNUD VIKTOR – Jeu 1
TANGERINE DREAM – Geburt (Excerpt)
TANGERINE DREAM – Reise Durch Ein Brennendes (Excerpt)
DEUTER – Night Rain

featuring an introduction by mana haraguchi.

listen here.

Etudes Eighteen
2020

a soundtrack for études’ ss2021 video presentation, directed by grégoire dyer and styled by georgia pendlebury.

Theo Casciani Page
2020

a soundscape for author théo casciani's website, theocasciani.page, in collaboration with mana haraguchi, harry hunt and masayuki makino.

Wave Form Four
2020

a one-hour mix on lyl radio alongside aurélien arbet, as ‘wave form’.

tracklist :

PATRICIA ESCUDERO – Gnossienne I
AMOSPHÈRE – Par Temps Clair
TAKASHI KOKUBO – 回廊の音楽
WATER FEATURE – Green River II
SAM MALLET – Skateboard Terrains
CARL STONE – Dong II Jang
MICHAEL O SHEA – Anfa Dàsachtach
MEYERS – Ambient Role Play
JEAN HOYOUX – Ballade A Venus
JOHN ROBERTS – Mental Model No. 1
HIROSHI YOSHIMURA – Creek
SECOND WOMAN – 100407JD7
SHABASON / GUNNING – Caraquette
THE BEACON SOUND CHOIR – Drone 3

featuring an introduction by mana haraguchi.

listen here.

The Way You Made Me Feel Extended Single
2020

an extended alteration of ‘the way you made me feel’, from ‘musique sans paroles’, featuring a choral vocal by david numwami.

mastered by adrien pallot
artwork by will work for good

listen here.

all profits from the sale of this single are donated to the nyc covid-19 relief fund.

Beats In Space
2020

a mix and an interview for tim sweeney’s beats in space show on wnyu, in support of the release of ‘musique sans paroles’.

tracklist :

Luc Ferrari - Presque Rien N4, La Remontée Du Village
Oneohtrix Point Never - Russian Mind
Adrien Pallot - Dix-Neuf
Charles Clapaud - Ruptures
The Exaltics - Day By Day
X-102 - Dione
Keyboard - Small Island
Conforce - Carrier Signal
Steve Moore - Frigia
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Reunion
Brian Eno - 2/1
Format - Solid Session
Drexciya - Digital Tsunami
Ligovskoï - Mana
Cyrus - Enforcement
Losange - Atone
X-102 - Phoebe
Leandro Fresco - Nada Es Para Siempre
Choice - Acid Eiffel
Jaap Vink - En Dehors
Carl Matthews - As Above, So Below
Vitess - Choses Etranges
Matthew Jonson - Learning To Fly (Dub)
Dimitris Petsetakis - Dawn
William Eggleston - Untitled Improvisation DAT 3.1 - 2.79
Pierre Rousseau - The Way You Made Me Feel
Kraftwerk - Atem
Takashi Toyoda - Snow
Luc Ferrari - Presque Rien N4, La Remontée Du Village

interview :

Pierre Rousseau - Anonyme
Pierre Rousseau - Musique Sans Paroles
Pierre Rousseau - Souvenir
Pierre Rousseau - Pastorale

listen here.

Wave Form Three
2020

a one-hour mix on lyl radio alongside aurélien arbet, as ‘wave form’.

tracklist :

LUC FERRARI- Presque Rien N2, Ainsi Continue La Nuit Dans Ma Tete Multiple
DANIEL ARFIB – Le Souffle Du Doux
CRAIG LEON – Departure
FRED MILLER – Scented Wind
GIGI MASIN & JONNY NASH – Astro
ASMUS TIERCHENS – Sonde Im Herzen
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO – Propho (Live)
SUZANNE CIANI – Fish Music
ROBERT FRIPP – Affirmation IMAC (Live)
BERNARD PARMEGIANI – La Roue Ferris
FRANCOIS BAYLE – Toupie Dans Le Ciel
MINAO SHIBATA - Improvisation
POWEL & WOLFGANG TILLMANS – Speak Out (Version)
LUC MARIANI – Airport Frequency
TANGERINE DREAM – Sequent C (Remastered 1995)
TOSHIBA MAYUZUMI – Mandara
ZBIGNIEW PREISNER – Closing Credits

featuring an introduction by aurélien’s son.

listen here.

Test Pressing Interview
2020

an interview with test pressing, surrounding the release of ‘musique sans paroles’.

Tsugi Interview
2020

an interview with tsugi, in french, surrounding the release of ‘musique sans paroles’.

Tsugi Mix
2020

a chronological mix of records for tsugi, detailing the influences of ‘musique sans paroles’.

tracklist :

Erik Satie - Gymnopédie No. 1 (France Clidat) (1888)
Isao Tomita - Clair De Lune (Suite Bergamasque, No. 3) (1974)
Suzanne Ciani - Concert At WBAI Free Music Store (Extract) (1975)
Michael Garrison - To The Other Side Of The Sky (1979)
Manuel Gottsching - E2-E4 (Ruhige Nervösität / Quiet Nervousness) (1980)
Moderne - Eldorado (1981)
Bernard Parmegiani - Départ Serge (1982)
Spectral Display - Axolotl I-II (1982)
Astral Sounds - Mixed Sells (Extract) (1982)
New Musik - Green And Red (Respectively) (1982)
Interior - Hot Beach (1985)
The Art Of Noise - Moments In Love (Beaten) (1985)
Michael Brook - Distant Village (Featuring Brian Eno + Daniel Lanois) (1985)
Mr. Fingers - Can You Feel It (1986)
Gigi Masin - Clouds (1989)
Michele Mercure - Mother (1990)
Tech Trax Inc. - State Of The Art (Unautomated Mix) (1990)
M500 & 3MB - The Cosmic Courier (1993)
Drexciya - Andreaen Sand Dunes (1999)
XOR Gate - Ellipse (2018)
Pierre Rousseau - Anonyme (2019)

listen here.

also available as a playlist on spotify.

Fact
2020

factmag.com with a story on the process behind joseph bird's 'photographs with a pulse' for 'musique sans paroles'.

Musique Sans Paroles EP
2020

'musique sans paroles' is my first release with beats in space and my debut solo record. it is the first of a series of three.

listen here.

mastered by adrien pallot
artwork by will work for good
videos by joseph bird
powered by rvng intl.

complete credits.

tracklist :

  1. musique sans paroles
  2. the way you made me feel
  3. ivresse
  4. paris
  5. souvenir
  6. pastorale
Listen to
pierre rousseau - paris
Paris Single
2020

'paris' is the first single from my upcoming ep, 'musique sans paroles'.

mastered by adrien pallot
artwork by will work for good

Nicolas Godin The Border Remix
2020

a remix of ‘the border’ by nicolas godin, featuring the voice of caroline corbasson.

listen here.

Fifth Floor Geneve
2020

my piece for the études 17 aw2021 runway show is now part of centre.ch/fr’s ‘5th floor’ program, curated by guillaume sorge.

Etudes Seventeen
2020

a 21-minute ambient piece for études’ aw2021 runway show.

listen :
here
here
here

Editions MR Building Tee Shirt
2020

a photograph of mine is featured on a tee-shirt entitled 'building' from editions mr’s latest collection.

Wave Form Two
2020

a one-hour mix on lyl radio alongside aurélien arbet, as ‘wave form’.

tracklist :

TRENT REZNOR – Just Like You
STEVE WARRING & LE MARVELOUS BAND – Mé Uno Mé Douno
PIERRE HENRY – Danse Du Jeune Homme
LARD FREE – Taktooz à Roulette
KARAMIKA – Ton 2.5
GODS CHORUS – Gods Chorus
BERNARD BASCHET & MICHEL DENEUVE – Resurgence
ELEKTRIKTUS – First Wave
RAUL LOVISONI & FRANCESCO MESSINA – Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo
UN DEPARTEMENT – Lys Zunmia
THROBBING GRISTLE – Recorded At Southampton
THROBBING GRISTLE – Recorded At Brighton
DIDIER BOCQUET – Cosmorythme (Sped Up)
PITCH – What Am I Doing For Fun
MARCEL DUCHAMP – Musical Sculpture
LORI GOLDSTON – Main

featuring an introduction by mana haraguchi.

listen here.

Nicolas Godin Concrete And Glass
2018-2020

i have produced the second solo album by nicolas godin (from the group ‘air’), entitled ‘concrete and glass’.

Wave Form One
2019

a one-hour mix on lyl radio alongside aurélien arbet, as ‘wave form’.

tracklist :

Didier Bocquet – Le Chemin Du Silence (Part 2)
Steve Reich – Come Out
Barry Christian – Minidodo
Mica Levi – Guerreros
Giampero Boneschi – Engine And Tools
The National Commitee For A Sane Nuclear Policy – Public Service Announcements – Steve Allen
Gerardo Iacouci – La Caverna
Jonathan Fitoussi – Rayons De Saurus
Les Conférences Planète – Vision Cosmique, Vision Humaine (1)
Parish Council – Museum Weather
Roland Hollinger – Aurora
Adrien Pallot – Dix-Neuf
Kema – Diu
Stomu Yamash’ta – Drizzly Step
Pas De Deux – Squeezing
Conrad Schnitzler – Ballet Statique
Les Conférences Planète – Vision Cosmique, Vision Humaine (2)
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Reunion
Mai 1968 – Documents Originaux Enregistrés Sur Place Pendant Les Évènements De Mai 1968
Suzanne Cianni – Livixation (Ronald Mallory Art Film Collaboration)
Einsturzende Neubaten – Ragout Küche Rezpt Von Einsturzende Neubaten

featuring an introduction by mana haraguchi.

listen here.

Xavier Veilhan Plus Que Pierre
2019

an improvised performance alongside rory mccarthy as 'over-draft' for xavier veilhan’s ‘plus que pierre’ show in angers, france.

Etudes Fifteen by Colin Snapp
2019

a short soundtrack for a film by colin snapp for études.

Metronomy Forever
2018-2019

i have co-produced 'lately' and 'salted caramel ice cream', featured on 'metronomy forever', the sixth album by metronomy.

Musique Ambiante Francaise
2019

a contribution to 'musique ambiante française vol. 2', a compilation by tigersushi records.

video by joseph bird.

the audio featured on the record was mastered by krikor kouchian. the audio featured in the video was mastered by adrien pallot.

Modern Obscure Music
2019

'Silent Energy', my soundtrack for issey miyake, is featured as part of 'Ritual Rhythms [of the Obscure Mediterranean Souls]', a compilation by Modern Obscure Music.

'Silent Energy' was mixed by Nicolas Chaix aka I:Cube.

Pierre Marie Olu Nelum
2019

sound supervision and composition for pierre marie’s 'olu nelum' show at his gallery in paris, france.

excerpt here.

video by valentin herfray.

La Horde Cultes
2019

a soundtrack for ‘cultes’, a film by la horde.

Etudes Mix Twenty Nine
2018

a mix for études surrounding the release of their collaboration with the new york times.

tracklist :

Steve Reich - Violin Phase
Hiroshi Yoshimura - Water Copy
William Basinski - The Deluge (The Denouement)
Gas - 838
Nini Raviolette & Hugo Weris - Slow
Iasos - Lueena Coast
Neu ! - Isi
Laurie Anderson - New York Social Life
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Tears
Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Color Of Anyhow
Roedelius - Regenwurm
7 Hertz - LVL
Closer Musik - One Two Three No Gravity (Dettinger Mix)
Junior Boys - Last Exit (Fennesz Remix)
Ryoji Ikeda - Data Matrix
The Traveller - Ber

photograph by tom de peyret.

Listen here

Kiosk Radio
2018

a one-hour mix for kiosk radio in brussels.

tracklist :

environments 1 - psychologically ultimate seashore (throughout)
guy bonnet & roland romanelli - amour, émoi … et vous
yves tumor - limerence
squarepusher - tommib help buss
ryuichi sakamoto - ワタスゲの原
philippe sarde - la chanson d’hélène (version instrumentale)
serge gainsbourg - je t’aime moi non plus au lac vert
masaaki ohmura - a touch of temptation
eric serra - fancy face
pet shop boys - to face the truth
miharu koshi - keep on dancing
mikado - par hasard
william eggleston - untitled improvisation dat 3.1 - 2.79
première classe - la fille qui rit
miyako koda - a sea of love
harold budd & brian eno - late october (sped up)
telex - tell me it’s a dream
taeko ohnuki - 愛の行方
georges delerue - la nuit américaine

listen here

Issey Miyake
2018

a soundtrack for issey miyake’s aw18 runway show.

Xavier Veilhan Studio Venezia
2017

alongside my friend david numwami, i have taken part in french artist xavier veilhan’s installation for the 2017 venice art biennale, ‘studio venezia’.

Moodoid Cite Champagne
2017-2018

i have co-produced the second album by moodoïd, entitled ‘cité champagne’.

Paradis

alongside simon mény, we form the duo 'paradis’.

we have put out one album entitled 'recto verso' (2016), and a few eps : 'couleurs primaires' (2015), 'hémisphère' (2012), and 'parfait tirage' (2011), as well as several remixes.

'recto verso' cover photograph by andrea montano

Listen to
paradis - miroir (un)