Xavier Charles

The work of clarinetist Xavier Charles ranges from noise to electroacoustic via sound poetry. He has played in numerous new music fesivals in France and abroad. Charles collaborates with both Jacques Di Donato and Frederic Le Junter. In his work with groups and collectives, he has also collaborated with Martin Tetrault, The Ex, Peirre Berthet, Étage 34, Axel Dörner, Jérôme Jeanmart, John Butcher, Jean Pallandre, Marc Pichelin, Chris Cutler, Martine Altenburger, Camel Zékri, Emmanuelle Pellegrini, Michel Donédaand Frédéric Blondy. The artist has composed for the theatre, most notably with Compagnie François Lazaro. Currently his musical research ranges from performance on the clarinet and bass to the installation of vibrating speakers, at the edge of improvised music, noisy rock and electroacoustic sound. He’s deeply involved in the music world as an organizer of the fesival Densités.

Xavier Charles

Verdun (Meuse, France), 1963

Residence: Châlons-en-Champagne (Marne, France)

  • Composer
  • Performer (clarinet, harmonica)


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