“Deep, Down and Under” is a contemplative audio work that plays with the natural resonances of underground spaces. The piece begins in the main station of Helsinki where the icy cold sharpness of Winter amplify the comings and goings of the trains. From there we are taken to a number of diverse sonic locations; from the empty metro tunnels of Oslo, down to the subterranean underpaths of Montreal, through the 18 km labyrinth of Gallo-Roman chalk vaults in the champagne cellars in Reims, ending up in a tiny toy shop down a claustrophobic alley in Venice.
Jean-Philippe Renoult is a sound artist, radio producer, writer and music journalist based in Paris. His work focuses on field recordings and electroacoustical transformation of environmental sounds. Recent commissions and collaborations include I could never make that Music Again, for the Radiodays festival, De Appel gallery, Amsterdam. The album won “Best Artist” prize at the Qwartz Electronic Music awards 2008. He also curated and presented the Voir et Entendre (See and Hear) cycle of conferences at the Pompidou Centre Paris. His audio works have been played on Resonance FM, Kunst Radio, France Culture, ABC Classic, and have been edited on Deep Wireless 2008 edition, Vibrö 2 (the Broken Tale issue), Aphasia, Subrosa labels.