Real Name:
William Jourdain
Automatisme is the electronic music project of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec-based producer William Jourdain, who has since 2011 self-released a brilliant series of albums and tracks under this moniker, exploring various intersections of drone, glitch, dub techno, ambient, electro-acoustic and noise as well as digital visual art in abstract landscape and op art aesthetics. Starting with site-specific field recordings, Automatisme samples, processes, signal bends and transforms this source material into soundscapes charting a broad spectrum spanning minimalist pulse, methodically additive beat, stacked-tone maximalism, spatial drone and arrhythmic ambient/noise. Jourdain is among a cohort of young electronic music practitioners for whom the early works of progenitors from twenty years ago loom large – Pan Sonic/Mika Vainio, Stefan Betke (Pole, ~scape), Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto, Raster-Noton). He has been busy since 2011 with more than 30 releases on various labels such as Constellation Records (home for Godspeed you! Black Emperor), Force Inc. / Mille Plateaux, Neologist Productions, Liberation Through Hearing, Outlines and Dream Disk Lab. He performed concerts at Mutek (CA), ELEKTRA (CA), Suoni Per Il Popolo (CA), Pop Montreal (CA), Sulfure (FR), Generate (GE), Knobs & Wires (GE), Octandre (FR) and others as well as playing in experimental club music gigs alongside Byetone, Monolake, Seefeel, Thisquietarmy, Myriam Boucher and more. In 2019, he did a studio residency at EMS Elektronmusikstudion, the centre for Swedish electroacoustic music and sound-art. Jourdain is also a bachelor of art in art history from UQAM (Universté du Québec à Montréal).
In Groups:



CST118 Automatisme - Momentform Accumulations album art Automatisme Momentform Accumulations (Album) Constellation CST118 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
CST135 Automatisme - Transit album art Automatisme Transit (Album) Constellation CST135 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
LTH006 Automatisme - Station album art Automatisme Feat. Thisquietarmy Automatisme Feat. Thisquietarmy - Station(Cass, Album, Ltd + 7xFile, WAV, Album) Liberation Through Hearing LTH006 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
ngt-032 Automatisme - 2 album art Automatisme 2(Cass, Album, Ltd, Num) Neologist Productions ngt-032 US 2018 Sell This Version
ngt-029 Automatisme - Post-Landscape album art Automatisme & Erinome Automatisme & Erinome - Post-Landscape(Cass, Album, Ltd, Num) Neologist Productions ngt-029 US 2018 Sell This Version
none Automatisme - Rate album art Automatisme Rate (MiniAlbum) Dream-Disk Lab none Canada 2019 Sell This Version
MP5 Automatisme - Alter- album art Automatisme Alter- (Album) Mille Plateaux MP5 Germany 2020 Sell This Version
G89R010 Automatisme - Terrain Reduction album art Automatisme Terrain Reduction (Album) G89 Records G89R010 Chile 2020 Sell This Version
MP8 Automatisme - Alter-Scape 7 & Hyle album art Gianluca Iadema, Automatisme Gianluca Iadema, Automatisme - Alter-Scape 7 & Hyle(CD, MiniAlbum) Mille Plateaux MP8 Canada 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none, 12 Automatisme - Non​-​representation Field album art Automatisme Non​-​representation Field(File, FLAC, Single) Constellation, Corona Borealis Longplay Singles series 2020-2021 none, 12 2021