my name is pierre rousseau, i am a 28 year old composer + producer from paris, france.
i am also 1/2 of the band 'paradis'
this website is a way to archive and make sense of the different things i do.
currently in the studio producing the second solo record by nicolas godin from the band 'air'.
this record is the follow up to his 2015 album, 'contrepoint'.
we are currently making 'pop' songs stemming from nicolas' compositional pieces originally comissioned by xavier veilhan as part of his series of exhibitions entitled 'architectone'.
In order to celebrate the release of my friends from Études’ collaboration with The New York Times, I have paired personal recordings made walking around New York with a simple collection of music. I have tried to express the complex emotions which can be felt navigating this very special place
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
& personal recordings of New York City (throughout)
Photography by Tom de Peyret
recorded a one-hour set of inspirations at 'kiosk radio' in brussels' 'parc royal' on friday september 14th, 2018
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
composed the soundtrack for the issey miyake autumn / winter 18 collection entitled ‘silent energy’, which took place in march 2018 at 'palais de tokyo' in paris.
take a look at the collection and listen to the soundtrack below :
co-produced the new album by french band 'moodoïd' entitled ‘cité champagne’ alongside pablo padovani.
after pablo showed me his early demos, we identified the main segments for each song, and then went into the studio to record live extended improvisations for each of these segments with musicians from paris.
we then spent a few months selecting and editing from these sessions in order to create the arrangement for each song.
the final product is an unlikely association of these tape recordings and home synthesizer programming.
alongside my friend david nzeyimana from the belgian group ‘le colisée’, we took part in french artist xavier veilhan’s installation for the 2017 venice art biennale, ‘studio venezia’.
over the course of 2 days in this beautiful setting, surrounded by rare instruments (baschet sound sculptures, ems synthi, etc.) and powerful studio equipment borrowed from nigel godrich, we recorded the basis for 3 songs which we are still working on.
remixed etienne daho’s single ‘les flocons de l’été’ (‘snowflakes of summer’) surrounding the release of his 2017 album ‘blitz’.
etienne daho's music has always had a great influence on me, so it was a pleasure to take part in this campaign.
alongside simon mény we form the duo 'paradis’.