Jean-Philippe Gross

French musician Jean-Philippe Gross further cultivates the tradition of experimental electronics, as defined since the 1950s and 1960s in institutions like the GRM in Paris. His work is free from traditional musical categories, instead focusing on a patient exploration of timbre. For Gross, electronic sound functions as a physical phenomenon and an open environment in which unexpected breaks and acoustic phenomena occur. His slow-burning soundscapes tend to be rigorously abstract and sometimes verge on noise, yet they can be psychedelic in the truest sense of the word: upon prolonged exposure to the disruptive sonics, a listener is left disoriented. Outside of his solo work, Gross is involved in the wider French scene and has worked extensively with artists such as Jean-Luc Guionnet, Jérôme Noetinger and Lasse Marhaug.