Arnaud Rivière

Arnaud Rivière (b. 1974) is a French experimental electroacoustic musician, free improviser, instrument designer, sound installation artist, co-founder and director of Sonic Protest Festival, and a member of ONCEIM ensemble. Currently based in Paris and active since the late 1990s, Rivière plays on DIY-electroacoustic device (built around a repaired turntable's pick-up), prepared mixer, and other primitive sound tools, performing solo, in groups, and with numerous improvisers.

Throughout his career, Arnaud Rivière had been actively collaborating with Alexandre Bellenger and Aaron Moore (2) (from Volcano The Bear). They played and recorded together as Textile Trio, and in numerous other combinations and line-ups, including an extended Textile Orchestra (with Dan Warburton on violin), and Bobby Moo trio (Rivière, Bellenger and noise maker Miho). Arnaud Rivière's music has been published on over fifteen CD, CD-R, 12"/10"/7" vinyl, and digital releases through Beta-lactam Ring Records, Textile Records, Le Petit Mignon, Galerie Pache, Fragment (2), Intro · In Situ, Desetxea, Disques Bloc Thyristors, Intransitive Recordings, Art Kill Art, Les Potagers Natures and other labels – including various compilations, split-singles, solo recordings, and collaborations with Bayal (a duo of John Boyle and Aya Ohnishi from The Nihilist Spasm Band), Jean-Philippe Gross, eRikm + Martin Tétreault & DJ Sniff, Antoine Chessex, and Balinese Beast.

Rivière had also performed live and improvised with such prominent international musicians, as Roger Turner, Otomo Yoshihide, Anla Courtis, Martin Ng, Gert-Jan Prins, Ignaz Schick, Pascal Battus, Sophie Agnel, Jean-Noël Cognard, Adam Bohman, Joke Lanz, Daniel Padden and Laurence Coleman of Volcano The Bear, Mario Gabola, Clayton Thomas, Olivier Di Placido, and Mat Pogo.

In addition to these instrumental works, Arnaud Rivière is also active as a sound installation artist. He created LA TURBOTHEQUE, an absurd jukebox that reads music vertically instead of the horizontally: all tracks on CD are played simultaneously, so the whole album is length-compressed to the size of the longest song. Arnaud contributed sound design to installations by Pierre Ardouvin, Guillaume Constantin and other prominent French visual artists, and created several videos with Jérôme Fino.

For over a decade, Arnaud Rivière has been organizing experimental music events in Paris area, and used to work as a booker for Instants Chavirés.
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ARR11 Arnaud Rivière - Splited album art Arnaud Rivière / Alexandre Bellenger Arnaud Rivière / Alexandre Bellenger - Splited(CDr, Album) Arr ARR11 France 2003 Sell This Version
bim-15 Arnaud Rivière - First Contact album art Bayal & Arnaud Rivière Bayal & Arnaud Rivière - First Contact(CDr, Album) Bug Incision Records bim-15 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
Viande11, PHR-115, mm 014 Arnaud Rivière - SHENGHENSHENZHEN  album art Arnaud Rivière & Mario [Aspec(t)/ASpirale] / Balinese Beast Arnaud Rivière & Mario [Aspec(t)/ASpirale] / Balinese Beast - SHENGHENSHENZHEN (LP) Viande, Phase! Records, more mars team Viande11, PHR-115, mm 014 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Arnaud Rivière - Monoface album art Arnaud Rivière - Jean-Philippe Gross Arnaud Rivière - Jean-Philippe Gross - Monoface Not On Label none France 2007 Sell This Version
28gl-ph26122007, desetxo 157 Arnaud Rivière - I Had A Drvm album art Arnaud Rivière I Had A Drvm(7", S/Sided, Ltd) Galerie Pache, Desetxea 28gl-ph26122007, desetxo 157 France 2008 Sell This Version
LPM01 Arnaud Rivière - Chessex / Rivière album art Chessex*, Rivière* Chessex*, Rivière* - Chessex / Rivière(7", Ltd, Num, Cle) Le Petit Mignon LPM01 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
AKA 11 Arnaud Rivière - DRIFT-01 album art Dj Sniff & eRikm & Martin Tétreault & Arnaud Rivière Dj Sniff & eRikm & Martin Tétreault & Arnaud Rivière - DRIFT-01(2x10", Ltd, Num, cro) Art Kill Art AKA 11 France 2012 Sell This Version
atra22, BTR20, BSI103, PoNab09, RMV001 Arnaud Rivière - Clarence Manuello Plays Arnaud Rivière album art Clarence Manuello* / Arnaud Rivière Clarence Manuello* / Arnaud Rivière - Clarence Manuello Plays Arnaud Rivière(7") Attila Tralala, Bimbo Tower Records, Burp Sonic Inventions, Les Potagers Natures, Romvos atra22, BTR20, BSI103, PoNab09, RMV001 France 2013 Sell This Version


ARR33 Arnaud Rivière - Go album art Bellenger* / Rivière* Bellenger* / Rivière* - Go(CDr) Arr ARR33 France 2006 Sell This Version