François Parra

Born in 1968,
Lives in Marseille,
François Parra studied visual arts.
He experiments with sound in its relationship with space.
He constructs sound production interfaces, controlled by his body, and subsequently allows these interfaces to evolve into autonomous installations.
He learned sound technologies at the GMEM studios in Marseille, where he met many different composers. This lead to his interest for composition, although he has always maintained a visual component in his work.
Sound is for him a way to infinitely rebuild space and time around us, and to modify our social relationships.
As electronic and networking technologies expand possibilities, he proposes works of art where the public can manipulate software that records sounds for use in algorithmic compositions, utilising both physical sensors and interfaces designed for the web.
He's member of several collective projects, Daisy-chain, NøDJ/NøVJ, Cap-15...
He teaches sound technologies at the Aix-en-Provence School of Art, and works often in projects for theatre, dance, radio, and video.

Sendungen im ORF KUNSTRADIO:
06. 01. 2008: „3 JOURNEYS THROUGH RADIA“ - Journey III