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Gilles Malatray

Gilles Malatray

Sonic Radio

His first trainings are landscape and music (saxophonist), then he graduated, after a “late going back to studies” in a two years diploma in literature and a Master’s Degree in “artistic projects management” at the University Lyon 2.

Despite his recurring misconducts in sound arts, he, however, keeps on playing saxophone, singing or listening to Bach or Bartok(…) during his free time. “Sound arts and music are not discordant so sometimes, the borders between them are thin and uncertain”.

Throughout the years, Gilles has built one of the biggest and most interesting information sources about sound arts:  DESARTSONNANTS. Even in English, it is hard to find something that gets close to it. If sound arts have been riding high over the last two years, and the politicians (but also the general public) start to get interested, it has not always been like this (giving Gilles’s work more credit). Even if the web site still presents itself as a mere blog, it has been optimized little by little for the researches and the user experience. These last years a facebook page, a twitter account, and several scoop.it watches were created as well as a constant presence on other social networks…making easier the possibility to share and the monitoring of new posts.