Nantes — France
Thomas Tilly is a French musician whose principle instrument is a microphone. For twelve years he has been composing, inventing sound art installations and teaching. His work has been presented in more than 15 countries. Tilly finds inspiration in different environmental analysis protocols and how they have impact on the notion of listening. This work presents field recordings as a sum of data that guide the creative process and implicate the microphone as a compositional tool, complete on its own. He has worked with Eric Cordier, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Seijiro Murayama, Pascal Battus and in the improvisional quartet Echelle de Mohs with Claire Bergerault, Fabrice Favriou and Thomas Chatard.
Description of work with field recording
Pieces edited from 2001 to 2012 on Fissür, Césaré, Circum Helix, Mandorla, Cook an Egg, Univers international, Swarming and Intransitive records (soon). Various projects of listen spaces and in-situ installations such as : a for points field rec (Apo33, Nantes - 2004), Untitled space (Recyclart, Brussels - 2007), Contre-formes Ligne A (Mixar/Labomedia, Orleans - 2007), Test/Tone (Césaré/La cartonnerie/Elektricity, Reims - 2007), Sound Ekta (Collectif Mu, Mobile residency in Bulgaria/Romania/Serbia/Croatia - 2008), Room Field (Magnetic Traces, Melbourne - 2009), Stones, air, Axioms (Microclima, Poitiers - 2010), Continuum (City of Lorient - 2011), About : Hear-blank-Now (Parisonic, Paris - 2011).