Noël Akchoté

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Noël Akchoté (born December 7, 1968 in Paris ) is a French guitarist .

Live and act

Akchoté has been playing the guitar since he was eight. He originally started with jazz and played with musicians such as Henri Texier , Marc Ribot , Jacques Thollot , Jean Méreu , Phil Minton , Max Nagl , Jean-Marc Foussat and Steven Bernstein ( Big Four Live , 2005). His current style can only be roughly outlined with avant-garde and free improvisation . Among other things, he published experimental electronica ( Rien ), homages to Sonny Sharrock ( Sonny II ) and Kylie Minogue ( So Lucky ) as well as Machaut , Gesualdo or Xenakis interpretations. At his main label, Winter & Winter , he also acted as musical director of themed projects, the so-called audio films. Akchoté also works as a producer and label operator ( Rectangle ) and writes for various online music publications, including the All Music Guide . His brother is the French electro musician SebastiAn .

Discography (selection)

title year Label
Soundpage (s) 1993 Deux Z
Lust Corner (with Eugene Chadbourne and Marc Ribot ) 1998 Winter & winter
J'En Doute Encore 1999 Stuper & Trumpet!
Noël Akchoté and Bruno Meillier (with Bruno Meillier) 1999 SMI
Rien 2000 Winter & winter
Alike Joseph 2000 Rectangle
Simple Joseph 2001 Rectangle
Perpetual Joseph 2002 Rectangle
Impro-Micro-Acoustique (with Roland Auzet and Luc Ferrari ) 2004 Blue chopsticks
Adult Guitar 2004 Blue chopsticks
Sonny II 2004 Winter & winter
So lucky 2007 Winter & winter
Black album 2013 (Noël Akchoté Downloads)
Sarah Murcia & Noël Akchoté 2016 SMNA-002 (Noël Akchoté Downloads)
KCS (Kansas City Sessions; with Mary Halvorson , Han Bennink , Brad Jones , Joachim Badenhorst ) 2017 KCS-003 (Noël Akchoté Downloads)
Complete Recordings (Plays Anthony Braxton) 2017 Solo Series
As musical director for Winter & Winter audio films
Au Bordel 1999 Winter & winter
Cabaret Modern 2003
The Chestnut Ball (DoCD) 2005

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