Jean-Marc Foussat

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Jean-Marc Foussat
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Jean-Marc Foussat (b.1955) is a French-Algerian experimental electroacoustic musician, improviser, guitarist, VCS synths performer, label founder and sound engineer from Oran, Algeria. He co-founded Potlatch label with Jacques Oger and participated in its activity from 1997 to 2002. Foussat also started Fou Records in 2012. Jean-Marc began his career in the mid-1970s playing guitar and synthesizer in several experimental prog-rock groups, such as Mandragore, Lézard Marçio, Phyllauxckzairrâh N° III, and Carte Postale. He soon became more interested in vintage portable analog synthesizers and musique concrete tape collages, gradually moving away from guitar bands towards solo electronic concerts and studio work in solitude.

In 1981, Jean-Marc Foussat finished his debut album Abattage, comprising experimental collages and studio recordings made in 1975–81 with VCS III synthesizer, piano, guitar, found vocals and field recordings. The album was self-released in March 1983 through his own imprint Pyjama and later considered by critics as one of the seminal works for the French avantgarde/musique concrete scene. An out-of-print cult album was reissued on bootleg CDr in 2014 by Keith Fullerton Whitman's Creel Pone label.

Foussat joined Marteau Rouge ensemble in 1991, with Makoto Sato on drums and Jean-François Pauvros on electric guitar. The trio collaborated with Evan Parker. From 2000 to 2013, Jean-Marc Foussat played in the free improvised group Thrash The Flash with guitarist Marc Dufourd, vocalist Lea Dufourd, Damien Dufourd on trumpet, and clarinet/flute player Jérôme Bourdellon.

In 2005, Foussat started Aliquid duo with saxophonist Sylvain Guérineau – they released three albums on Leo Records, Nashazphone and Fou Records, including a collaboration with Joe McPhee. Some of his recent projects include Département d'Éducation Psychique with Dynamo Dreesen and Sven Rieger (aka SVN (2), which debuted with a recording session in Paris in 2014 and released two ambient/drone LP albums, as well as an experimental house remix on I.G.M - Last Momenta 12" single.

In 2016, Jean-Marc started 5599 duo with a French prodigy and adolescent improviser Augustin Brousseloux on electric guitar and alto saxophone. They released a debut Heureusement Que Le Sang Sèche Vite LP on Nashazphone label. Foussat participated in MIA 2016 (7° Encontro de Música Improvisada de Atouguia da Baleia, Portugal) event in May 2016, as one of the 60+ members of Ensemble MIA.

Jean-Marc Foussat has been collaborating with Jac Berrocal, Roger Turner, Raymond Boni (as a member of Raymond Boni Fortuna 21 Octet), Noël Akchoté, Claude Parle, trumpeters Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Thomas Berghammer and Nicolas Souchal, trombonist Matthias Mahler, vocalist Marialuisa Capurso, drummers Dirar Kalash and Paul Lovens, double bass player Fred Marty (in MarsaFouty duo), turntablist Hans Falb, violinist Irene Kepl, Samuel Blaser, Emilie Lesbros, Sophie Agnel, Daunik Lazro and numerous other musicians.

As a gifted recording engineer, Jean-Marc Foussat worked extensively with Joëlle Léandre and Joe McPhee, as well as Bill Laswell on Massacre (2) - Killing Time. He produced numerous live free-improvised recordings for such prominent independent labels, as Incus, Hat Hut Records, Po Torch Records, Rift, RecRec Music, and Celluloid.
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Albums

Jean-Marc Foussat - Abattage album art Jean-Marc Foussat Abattage (Album) Pyjama France 1983 Vendre cette version
P301 Jean-Marc Foussat - Nouvelles album art Jean-Marc Foussat Nouvelles(CD, Album, Enh) Potlatch P301 France 2001 Vendre cette version
CD LR 551 Jean-Marc Foussat - Aliquid album art J-M. Foussat* / S. Guérineau* J-M. Foussat* / S. Guérineau* - Aliquid(CD, Album) Leo Records CD LR 551 UK 2009 Vendre cette version
Jean-Marc Foussat - L'oiseau  album art Jean-Marc Foussat L'oiseau (Album) Fou Records France 2012 Vendre cette version
AYLCD-128 Jean-Marc Foussat - Acid Rain album art Noël Akchoté | Jean-Marc Foussat | Roger Turner Noël Akchoté | Jean-Marc Foussat | Roger Turner - Acid Rain(CD, Album) Ayler Records AYLCD-128 France 2012 Vendre cette version
FR - CD 04 Jean-Marc Foussat - Ça Barbare, Là ! album art Jean-Marc Foussat & Ramón López Jean-Marc Foussat & Ramón López - Ça Barbare, Là !(CD, Album) Fou Records FR - CD 04 France 2013 Vendre cette version
FR - CD 03 Jean-Marc Foussat - Nopal album art Jean-Marc Foussat, Simon Hénocq* Jean-Marc Foussat, Simon Hénocq* - Nopal(CD, Album) Fou Records FR - CD 03 France 2013 Vendre cette version
none Jean-Marc Foussat - Éclats album art 5599, Augustin Brousseloux, Jean-Marc Foussat 5599, Augustin Brousseloux, Jean-Marc Foussat - Éclats(2xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label none France 2014
FR - CD 05 Jean-Marc Foussat - Quod album art Jean-Marc Foussat, Sylvain Guérineau & Joe McPhee Jean-Marc Foussat, Sylvain Guérineau & Joe McPhee - Quod(CD, Album) Fou Records FR - CD 05 France 2014 Vendre cette version
IMR 008 Jean-Marc Foussat - Géographie des Transitoires album art Henri Roger, Jean-Marc Foussat Henri Roger, Jean-Marc Foussat - Géographie des Transitoires(CD, Album) Facing You IMR 008 France 2015 Vendre cette version
FR-CD 12 Jean-Marc Foussat - Bien Mental album art João CamõesJean-Marc FoussatClaude Parle João CamõesJean-Marc FoussatClaude Parle - Bien Mental(CD, Album) Fou Records FR-CD 12 France 2015 Vendre cette version
ib54 Jean-Marc Foussat - Qui A Vu Ce Mystère... album art Augustin Brousseloux, Jean-Marc Foussat, Quentin Rollet Augustin Brousseloux, Jean-Marc Foussat, Quentin Rollet - Qui A Vu Ce Mystère...(CD, Album, Ltd) Improvising Beings ib54 France 2016 Vendre cette version
FR-CD 17 Jean-Marc Foussat - En Respirant album art Marialuisa Capurso & Jean-Marc Foussat Marialuisa Capurso & Jean-Marc Foussat - En Respirant(CD, Album) Fou Records FR-CD 17 France 2016 Vendre cette version
FR - CD 13 Jean-Marc Foussat - ... D'Où Vient La Lumière ! album art Jean-Marc Foussat & Jean-Luc Petit Jean-Marc Foussat & Jean-Luc Petit - ... D'Où Vient La Lumière !(CD) Fou Records FR - CD 13 France 2016 Vendre cette version
SHH022CD Jean-Marc Foussat - À La Face Du Ciel ! album art João Camões, Jean-Marc Foussat João Camões, Jean-Marc Foussat - À La Face Du Ciel !(CD, Album) Shhpuma SHH022CD Portugal 2016 Vendre cette version
KYE 42 Jean-Marc Foussat - The Paris Concert album art Raymond Boni / Jean Marc Foussat* / Joe McPhee Raymond Boni / Jean Marc Foussat* / Joe McPhee - The Paris Concert(LP, Album, Ltd) Kye KYE 42 US 2016 Vendre cette version
CF456CD Jean-Marc Foussat - Autres Paysages album art João Camões, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Jean-Marc Foussat João Camões, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Jean-Marc Foussat - Autres Paysages(CD, Album) Clean Feed CF456CD Portugal 2017 Vendre cette version
FR - LP 05 Jean-Marc Foussat - Tristan Tzara - L'Homme Approximatif Chants 1 & 2 album art Jean-Marc Foussat, Jamal Moss, Jean-François Pauvros Jean-Marc Foussat, Jamal Moss, Jean-François Pauvros - Tristan Tzara - L'Homme Approximatif Chants 1 & 2(LP, Album) Fou Records FR - LP 05 France 2017 Vendre cette version
AAR-004, IRA003, CS-25, mm23, none, RAR 04 Jean-Marc Foussat - Substunce Sans Scrupule album art Jean-Marc Foussat / Georgios Karamanolakis Jean-Marc Foussat / Georgios Karamanolakis - Substunce Sans Scrupule(LP, Album, Ltd, Num) Άγιος Άνθρωπος, Ηρακλής, Coherent States, more mars team, noise-below, Robbery Alarm Records AAR-004, IRA003, CS-25, mm23, none, RAR 04 Greece 2017 Vendre cette version
CS 485 CD Jean-Marc Foussat - When Lowlands Consume The Space album art Yoko Miura, Jean-Marc Foussat Yoko Miura, Jean-Marc Foussat - When Lowlands Consume The Space(CD, Album) Creative Sources CS 485 CD Portugal 2018 Vendre cette version
BIS-007-U, FR-CD 30 Jean-Marc Foussat - Entrée Des Puys De Grêle album art Quentin Rollet, Jean-Marc Foussat, Christian Rollet Quentin Rollet, Jean-Marc Foussat, Christian Rollet - Entrée Des Puys De Grêle(CD, Album) Bisou, Fou Records BIS-007-U, FR-CD 30 France 2018 Vendre cette version
FR-CD28 Jean-Marc Foussat - Surface Calme album art Bao Luo / Jean-Marc Foussat Bao Luo / Jean-Marc Foussat - Surface Calme(CD, Album) Fou Records FR-CD28 France 2018 Vendre cette version

Compilations

ib38 Jean-Marc Foussat - Alternative Oblique album art Jean-Marc Foussat & Les Autres (6) Jean-Marc Foussat & Les Autres (6) - Alternative Oblique(4xCD, Comp + Box, Ltd) Improvising Beings ib38 France 2015 Vendre cette version