Jean-David Caillouët is a French sound and visual artist. Mixing the old with the new, his work often combines together various disciplines such as film, music (acoustic & electronic), choreography and poetry in a live performance context.
He has performed internationally, playing well respected festivals such as Celtic Connections, the Edinburgh Fringe, , BEAST in the UK, the Big Mountain festival in Thailand or KLEX, SPECTRA and Sounbridge in Malaysia. As an instrumentalist and producer, he has collaborated with artists as varied as the composers Kimho Ip from Hong Kong, the multi instrumentalist Anant Narkkong, the composer pianist Anothai Nitibhon, Maestro Kee Yong Chong in Malaysia, Cape Coast based musician Kwesi Quayson, the acclaimed Scottish Indie band Aberfeldy and the Celtic singer Heather MacLeod, the artists from Panda Records in Thailand and the violinist poet Hayne Kim.
He has produced sound and music for films, animations, theatre and dance. His work has been performed in the Royal Opera House and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and his installation projects have been exposed in places as varied as the historical caves of Kent’s Cavern in the UK, Quai Branly in Paris, the Angkor Temples in Cambodia or Bangkok’s Art and Culture Center (BACC).
In 2014, He co-curated AS(EAR)N, an interactive installation project celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Southeast Asia from a sonic perspective. Exploring the boundaries between tradition and innovation, many of his recent projects combine thematic audio-visual collages with the new aesthetics of digital media.
He is currently working on a series of documentaries on Southeast Asian contemporary music composers and will premiere “ TINIG-TUNOG-AN: The Life and Works of Ramon Pagayon Santos” during PGVIS this year.
He is a regular contributor to the International Symposium at PGVIM, curating thematic concerts promoting an eclectic approach to musical aesthetics. He has studied at Brussels Royal Conservatoire, Dartington College of Arts in England and completed his PhD at Edinburgh University in Scotland. He currently lectures in music composition, multimedia and production at PGVIM in Bangkok,Thailand.
Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music
Virtual Cabaret, 2020
Collective Resonance, 2020
Sonic Explorations, 2019
Hidden Metamorphoses, 2018
Myths & Traditions, 2017
Transcending Differences, 2016
Connecting Our Voices, 2016
ASEAN SOUNDS, 2016