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Gérald Kurdian (they/them), musician, performer and radio-artist, studied visual arts at the École Nationale d’Arts de Paris-Cergy before entering the performance and contemporary dance program Ex.e.r.ce 07_Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier, under the direction of Mathilde Monnier and Xavier Le Roy.

Their oblique concerts - 1999 (2009), 18 Chansons (2010), My first club-song ever (2011), The magic of spectacular theater (2012), La solidité des choses (2014), Hot bodies - Stand up (2018) - are joyful synergies between electronic music practices, performance art and documentary.
They are regularly presented in the contexts of visual arts (Centre Pompidou - Metz, Fondation Cartier), indie music (Centquatre, Nouveau Casino), or performing arts (Usine C - Montréal, Crossing the Line - New York, Steirischer Herbst - Graz , etc).

Since 2007, they compose radio-pieces and collaborate with the french national radio program Atelier de Création Radiophonique.
In that frame, they invite female prostitutes - Je suis putain (2007) -, contemporary dancers - 6 mois, 1 lieu et le comportement de l’ensemble (2009) - and explore with them some of our bodies’ contemporary perspectives.

In 2010, they won the Phonurgia Nova grant for their project Menaces, fantôme (2011) led with the author Caroline Masini and developed since then a serie of documentary projects using songwriting as a pretext to testimony and exchange : Nos jours, absolument, doivent-être illuminés (2011) with the movie director Jean-Gabriel Périot and a group of prisoners of the Orléans jailhouse, Les îles artificielles (2015) with the employees of an insurance company.

They compose for movie directors : Héléna Villovitch_Le plus petit appartement de Paris (2014 - Collection Canal Plus_Festival de Cannes), Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet_The things we know (2009), Arnold Pasquier_Paramount (2010), Vincent Dieutre_Déchirés, grave (2013), choreographers: Mette Ingvartsen, Philipp Gehmacher, Simone Aughterlony, Jen Rosenblit, Marcela Santander, Eszter Salamon, Carole Perdereau and Eleanor Bauer and theater makers: Emmanuel Daumas, Vanasay Khamphommala.

Winner of the Prix Paris Jeunes Talents 09, the Grand Zebrock and the FAIR 2010, their electronic songs project first LP, This is the hello monster!, has been selected among the 2010 best records of the french newspaper Libération.

In 2016, they released, Icosaèdre, a french-speaking EP produced by the electronic musician Chapelier Fou and in 2020, an EP for clubs, Tarek X I - V produced by Apollo Noir.

Since 2017, they develop HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE, a project of performative and musical researches on alternative forms of sexuality and queer micro-politics with the support of ENSAB's post-master Arts et Création Sonore and the associations Emmetrop and Bandits-Mages.

Its first objects : Hot bodies - Stand up, a solo performance, Hot bodies - Choir, a queer choir, A queer club for hot bodies of the future, a party d'amour mixing workshops, conferences, screenings and DJ sets to celebrate the actors of the queer scenes are currently on tour.

Since 2020, they are one of the artist-researchers of the ESACM’s research cooperative.





AGENDA    




What?

When?

Where?

Where?

 

(score + live music)
Everybody’s Fantasy
Jen Rosenblit

(concert)
Gérald

(party)
Hot Bodies_Club

(score + live music)
No Gambling
Simone Aughterlony

(concert)
Gérald


(concert)
Gérald

(workshop)
Gérald




(score + live music)

Concha
Marcela Santander
&
Hortense Belhôte

(score + live music)
Concha
Marcela Santander
&
Hortense Belhôte


(dj set)
Gérald

(concert)
Gérald

(2021)


Jul 18
Jul 19th


Sept 11th


Sept 11th


Oct 5th



Oct 16th



Oct 29th


Nov 29th
Dec 3rd 

(2022)


Jan 26th
Jan 27th




Mar 12th





Mar 12th


Mar 18th



Arsenic



Days4Ideas
Festival

Days4Ideas
Festival

Grenzenlos
Festival


They
Collective 
Festival

La Régulière


ISAC





CDCN





CCN






CCN


Explicit
Festival




Lausanne (Ch)


 
Brussels (Be)


Brussels (Be)


Mainz (De)



Brussels (Be)



Tours (Fr)


Brussels (Be)





La Rochelle (Fr)





Orléans (Fr)





Orléans (Fr)


Marseille (Fr)










MUSIC




RELEASES

Oil Forming Rainbows (Gérald feat. the Manchester Hot Bodies Choir)
(Single_Les Disques du Lobby_2021)


Tarek X I-V
(EP_Hot Bodies of
the Future_2020)


Icosaèdre
(EP_2016)

This is the hello monster !
(LP_BS Records & Gommette_2010)


Evol is All

(EP_2008)



FEATS

Tickling Time
Chapelier Fou

(vocals & lyrics)
(Ici d’ailleurs, 2014)


Vessel Arches
Chapelier Fou

(vocals & lyrics)
(Ici d’ailleurs, 2013)


+

DJ SETS & MIXTAPES

Gérald’s Queer-x-tape (mixtape)

Le Bombardier
(mixtape)




MUSIC VIDEOS

Faeries
(music video, 2019)

Clito Manifesto (music video, 2017)

TV shows
(music video, 2009)



LIVE VIDEOS

Live (Witch Bitch)
@ MOFO Festival

Live (online) 
@ Music Pride Intl

This is the hello monster (Tv Shows)
@ OUI FM


This is the hello monster (Nirvana Cover)
@ OUI FM


La Mer du Nord
@ Froggy’s Session


La Mer du Nord
@ POP News


Live (Les Solides)
@ Le Centquatre


Live (Vessel arches)
Chapelier Fou feat. Gérald Kurdian

This is the hello monster (Hop) 
@ Jeune Talent


This is the hello monster ! 
@ Paris Jeunes Talents

This is the hello monster live
@ 6par4



PERFORMANCES



X ! (un opéra fantastique)
(performance, creation 2022)


Hot Bodies - Stand Up
(performance, 2018)


Hot Bodies - Choir.s 
(collaborative workshop & concert, 2018 - ∞)


A Queer Club for Hot Bodies of the Future 
(inclusive Clubbing Party, 2018 - ∞)


La Solidité des Choses 
(performance, 2014)


The Magic of Spectacular Theater
(performance, 2012)

18 Chansons 
(collaborative workshop & site-specific performance, 2010)


My First Club Song Ever 
(performance, 2010)


1999
(performance, 2009)





FILMS & INSTALLATIONS



Hot Bodies - TV
(video_2020-21)


The Many Lives of Tarek X
(video_2020)


Hot Bodies - Camp
(installation_2019)

Les Îles Artificielles
(video_2015)