Born in 1976 in France, Julien Bayle started to explore sound and music around 1990 with projects trying to show a different vision of music sequencing.
Working at the juncture of visuals and sound, he seeks to merge visual art, music composition, physical approach of sound art and data visualization by creating advanced programmed installations and audio/visual live performances.
He performs under the names Protofuse and Julien Bayle.
He has been teaching digital arts at École Supérieure d’Art et de Design Marseille-Méditerrannée since 2013 focusing on Ableton Live, Max/MSP and Max for Live as well as artistic and aesthetic. He is also an official Ableton Certified Trainer involved in programming and knowledge sharing.
Currently, he has been researching new ways of performing audio-visual live performances, building his own tools and softwares by coding alternative sequencers.
He will show his new live project named ALPHA in 2014 involving sounds, visuals, algorithms and providing a unique experience where sounds and visuals are merged as a dense electronic matter in which the audience can deeply immerse.
He is currently exhibiting disrupt!on, a 2-screens-based audio-visual installation in London and has just performed it as a 4-audio-channels-based live performance in Monaco at the end of March 2014. Both projects are connected through the internet and had been commissioned by the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco.
Artistic & Research Statements
Julien Bayle explores his minimalistic artwork by using multiple forms of expression from sound and music to visuals.
Julien Bayle programs and codes itself his different tools of expression always using the system itself as a medium between his work and the audience.
His work is organized along two main expression axis: art installation design and sound/visual performance.
Programming and sound/visual system design being an important part of his creation process, he also shares technical knowledge and artistic creation processes related topics through his books or courses in Art Schools especially.
His work tends to break the walls between sound and visuals media providing always a new and unique experience for audience.