Julien Bloit
music & gesture
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The second album I recorded with Kumquat, out in 2013, on Label Vibrant: Blast by Kumquat Guitar: Sylvain Choinier Saxophones: Raphael Quenehen Bass: Clément Lebrun Drums: Julien Bloit

While living in California for a bit, I played and recorded with Spider Heart, on drums. It was quite an adventure. The true American dream: the whole band sleeping in the same motel room, driving for hours in the desert for a Vegas show in a dive bar, tracking in a lama farm, smashing guitars […]

I made this instrument, form the idea of the Rythmicon, invented by Leon Thereremin. I think it’s one of the first rythmic machine ever built, and interestingly, it’s polyrhythmic by nature, which many modern drum machines are not. This is a processing sketch sending controls to a Max patcher.  

In 2010, Nicolas Rasamimanana and I founded Phonotonic, a nonprofit spun off IRCAM Real Time Musical Interaction Team. Phonotonic’s purpose was to leads art-science projects at the frontier between academic research and applied systems for broad audiences. It gathers researchers and artists to imagine and design interactive systems that combine the body and novel numeric […]

Citiplay is an interactive, digital version of the iconic street game hopscotch that seeks to foster a sense of urban play. The game functions much like the game “Simon” by asking participants to remember and repeat patterns by stepping on hopscotch tiles that light up in sequence. Aimed at both the passerby walking by on […]