Jean-Luc Guionnet

Mostly known as an alto saxophone player, Jean-Luc Guionnet is also illustrator, theoretician, eletroacoustician, sound installation artist, and... organist.

He has been exploring the church organ for decades. His work focuses in part on hijacking the mechanics of the instrument: barely pulled registers that let in just a gasp of air, the sound of moving articulated elements – “extended techniques” for an instrument usually known for its grandiloquence. These unusual sounds – especially inside a church – become the building blocks of a mechanoacoustic music whose playing field ranges from inaudible to implacable. (Fimav).