Chloé Thévenin has, without a doubt, led an entire generation to her electronic music playground – one that goes beyond strictly club and techno. She is a composer, meaning she gives life to an artistic idea.
Her three LPs fit within this narrative continuum: THE WAITING ROOM (2007), the Victoires-nominated ONE IN OTHER (2011) and ENDLESS REVISIONS (2017) with their deft handling of aesthetics, have stood the test of time.
Chloé Thévenin has since ventured into musical analysis, working alongside with Ircam which opened her up to a completely different reading level, encompassing everything from electro-acoustic to the spectral school, ultimately enriching her sound palette. She furthered this approach by revisiting Steve Reich for the VARIATIONS séries for France Télévisions, improvising in duet with academically-trained Bulgarian percussionist Vassilena Serafimova.
Forever inclined to push the boundaries of her art, she gladly absorbs any and all innovations, such as 3-D binaural spatialized sound, as with her collaboration with RadioFrance (including the « Séquences » collection) and is also keen on (musically) dressing up fashion labels such as Courrèges or Hermès.
She has also proved herself as a film music composer. The soundtrack of Lidia Terki’s film PARIS LA BLANCHE, notably led her to compose for the first time using the oral tradition of Kabyle musicians thus leading to improvisational ephiphanies. She was commissioned by the Cinémathèque Française for the music of Hitchcock‘s last silent film BLACKMAIL, as restored by the British Film Institute. In May of 2017, Chloé Thévenin composed the score for young Belgian actress Marie Kremer’s first short film LE PÉROU, which was screened as part of the Talents Adami series at the Cannes Festival 2017 and continues with Passed By Censor directed by Serhat Karaaslan.
Chloé Thévenin naturally continued to broaden her discourse towards the contemporary art world, collaborating with Franco-Lebanese artist Anri Sala on a live score for his video RAVEL RAVEL UNRAVEL at the 2013 Venice Biennale. This year, it is the artist Xavier Veilhan who invited her in residence at Venice Biennale’s Studio Venezia, of which he is curator, and where she created a new play in July 2017 in collaboration with Vassilena Serafimova.
- Paris la blancheLidia Terki
Day For (Night Productions | 2017)
- Le PérouMarie Kremer
(FullDawa Films | 2017)
- Guru a Hijra FamilyLaurie Colson & Axelle Le Dauphin
(Kolam / Tarentula | 2016)
- A Decent ManEmmanuel Finkiel
(Thelma Films | 2015)
- Chloé presents endless revisions
- Chloé invite Vassilena Serafimova Balani
- Chloé feat Ben Shemie Recall