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Pierre Berthet

(Photo : F. Le Junter)


Educations :

1983-1986 : Brussels Royal Conservatory : percussion with Georges-Elie Octors

1985-1990 : Liège Royal Conservatory : improvisation with Garrett List ; composition with Frederic Rzewski ; music theory with Henri Pousseur.

- Exhibitions/concerts (selected) :

2019 : Museo Vostell-Malpartida (duo exhibition with Rie Nakajima)

2018 : Borderline Festival, Athens (solo)

2018 : IKON Gallery, Birmingham (duo with Rie Nakajima)

2017 : Tectonics Festival, Tel Aviv (solo)

2017 : Meakusuma Festival (duo with Rie Nakajima)

2017 : Serralves Festa, Jirdim das Virtudes + Serralves Museum, Porto (duo with Rie Nakajima)

2016 : Wysing Polyphonics, Cambridge, UK (solo)

2016 : Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana (duo with Rie Nakajima)

2015 : Tsonami Festival, Valparaiso (solo)

2014 : Festival des Fabriques, parc J.J. Rousseau, Ermenonville (solo)

2013 : Tuned City, Brussels (solo)

2012 : Lydgalleriet, Bergen (solo)

2011 : Resonance European Sound Art Network (exhibitions : Riga, Maastricht, Kortrijk) (solo)

2010 : Singhur Gallery, Berlin (solo)

-Permanent from 2005 : “​Houses of sounds’’ ​ in “Klankenbos” outdoor collection of sound installations, Neerpelt, Belgium

2006 : Festival Octopus, Pompidou Art Centre, Paris (duo with Pierre Bastien)

Biography :

Pierre Berthet : born in 1958, lives in Liège, Belgium. Studied percussion with G.E. Octors and André Van Belle at Brussels Conservatory, composition with Frederic Rzewski, improvisation with Garrett List and music theory with Henri Pousseur at Liège Conservatory. Composes and builds sculptural sound objects and installations (steel, plastic, water, motors, vacuum cleaners…). Presents them since 30 years in exhibitions and solo or duo performances, in music venues, festivals, galleries, outdoor contexts, etc. He worked with Frederic Le Junter, played percussion with Arnold Dreyblatt and has a duet project with Rie Nakajima. For 10 years he played quite often the piece “Galileo” by Tom Johnson in many european countries.

e.mail :p.58berthet@gmail.com

Personnal CDs :
- "Un cadre de piano prolongé", label Sonoris
- "Two continuum pieces", label Sub Rosa
- "Extended loudspeakers", label Sub Rosa

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