Sound work for 9 human blowers

Soufflerie is a sound picture based on breath and breath mechanics an individual is : his body, his lungs, his larynx, throat, nose and all the organs which recycle the oxygen in our atmosphere.

9 blowers, all from the family circle or close, performed a partition for one hour with the principle of the maximum use of the possibilities of their breath through different playing techniques: expire, inspire, sigh, drool, sniff, cough , swallowing, snoring ... all without ever using the word, verb or singing.


The result takes the form of a composition for nine speakers, each is ​​one body breathing, giving its breath to listen to a set of relationships both intimate and sonorous. The listener becomes a breathing reflection of these people playing their own breath of life.

Participants : Maddy Pickett, Chantal Saint-Etienne, Anna Greenwood, Michael Pickett, Amadéo Ottavi, Jenny Pickett, Julien Ottavi, Marlon Ottavi


  A mediactivist, artist-researcher, composer / musician, poet and tongues destroyer, experimental film maker and anarchitect, founder and member of Apo33, Julien Ottavi is involved in research and creative work, combining sound art, real-time video, new technologies and body performances.

His practices crosses different fields from technological development to
philosophy / theoretical research, biomimetic analysis & experimentation.
Since many years he reflects on the relations between experimental practices and collective practices within the creation of autonomous collective groups, putting in question the authorship strategy of the "art ideology".