Christian Carrière is a creator of improvised soundscapes. His work invites deep and careful listening. Using a ‘no-input’ console (tuned feedback) as his main instrument, he creates rhythmic layers and evolving melodies. While working as a TV broadcast sound engineer, he first imagined the audio console as a performative device. The sounds of these singing circuits are fluid and take their inspiration, in part, from the multi-disciplinary work of Brian Eno. He has recently sought to combine these electronic textures with more traditional instruments such as the kalimba and the harmonium.
Christian Carrière has been a part of the independent music scene in Montreal for more than 15 years. As a member of the experimental group Interceiving and the artist collective CRUM (Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal), he has released several albums, scored a few independent films and created sound art installations for gallery and museum projects. His work lies in the dream grey zone between sound art and music.