Xavier Charles









La neige attend la neige, surfaces vibrantes solo (A bruit secret)
Tout le monde en place pour un set américain!, with Martin Tétrault, Diane Labrosse, Carole Rieussec, Jean-Christophe Camps (Victo)
Le dernier disque de Jazz du 20ème siècle, with Pierre Tanguay and Martin Tétrault (Textile)
#2 Silent Block, Live à Fresnes en Watt (Khôkhôt)
Real time satellite data, No Spaghetti Edition with Michel Doneda, Axel Dörner, Andrea Neuman, Rhodri Davies, Ivar Grydeland, Tonny Kluften, Ingar Zach (Sofa)
Sexe is not dead, Jéranium et les Nitrates with Marc Sens and Jérôme Jeanmart (Khôkhôt)
Atlanta, with Jean Pallandre and Marc Pichelin (Ouie Dire)
Exercices 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11, CDR Solo (arts plastiques, Delphine Touzet),
Paris, carte postale sonore with Jean Pallandre (Ouïe Dire)
MXCT, with Martin Tétrault (Vand'Oeuvre)
The contest of pleasure, with John Butcher and Axel Dörner (Potlach)
La Pièce, with Carole Rieussec and Jean-Christophe Camps (Potlach)
#1 Silent Block (Khôkhôt)
Ana Ban, with Dominique Répécaud (In Situ)
Du Slavon Glagol, with Jacques Di Donato (Khôkhôt)
Ethos, with David Chiesa and Frédéric Blondy (La Belle du Quai)
Le Festival de l'eau, with Camel Zekri (Vand'oeuvre)
Gaïcre, with Michel Doneda and Jean Pallandre (Ouïe Dire)
Système Friche (In Situ/Instants Chavirés)
Les variations d'Ulysse, with Jean-Pierre Drouet (Transeuropéennes)
Grand Lousadzak, with Claude Tchamitchian (Emouvance)
Lousadzak, with Claude Tchamitchian (Emouvance)
Les oiseaux improvisent-ils?, Dicotyldone (Khôkhôt)
Clic, with Jacques Di Donato (Pan Music)
Glagol 2 le retour, with Jacques Di Donato

The work of clarinettist Xavier Charles ranges from noise to electro-acoustic via sound poetry. He has played in numerous new music festivals in France and abroad. Charles collaborates with both Jacques Di Donato and Frédéric Le Junter. In his work with groups and collectives, he has also collaborated with Martin Tétrault, The Ex, Pierre Berthet, Etage 34, Axel Dörner, Jérôme Jeanmart, John Butcher, Jean Pallandre, Marc Pichelin, Chris Cutler, Martine Altenburger, Camel Zékri, Emmanuelle Pellegrini, Michel Doneda and Frédéric Blondy. The artist has composed for the theatre, most notably with the Theatre 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 electro-acoustic sound. He's deeply involved in the music world as an organizer of the festival "Densités".