OVP is a psycho-acoustic project, featuring music, sound-design and sound mathematics and physics.
In a super-connected World, where music is consumed for free, the artistic creation has suffered a lot lately, and musical projects have become extremely formatted to please the masses. Internet now dominates the music business. Risks have become non-existent, and most projects cruelly lack of surprises.
OVP is a unique musical patchwork. It is a purity inside the recording process that triggers new sensations through unique sounds coming out from newly designed instruments.
For this project, Joachim Garraud, a real digital luthier, has been developing for the last 26 months some new virtual instruments in order to explore a whole new world of sonic textures.
In a fragmented world where the listener’s availability has become extremely rare and precious, Joachim has chosen to go against the installed music industry formats, with a 39 minutes and 39 seconds musical piece. This piece, mostly inspired by the works of artists such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Henry, Pierre Schaeffer or Steve Reich, features a whole suite of different sounds, vibrations, pulsations, and oscillations.
Joachim Garraud, in a few words:
After studying piano and percussions at the Nantes Conservatoire, Joachim became a member of SACEM at the end of the 80s where he managed to become an official arranger. As a sound-engineer, he founded the parisian studio Square Prod in 1989. In 1990 he remixed Serge Gainsbourg’s “Requiem Pour Un Con”. He then created the sound design and the whole musical signature for the TV channel Canal Plus and the radio station Europe 1. He co-wrote and produced more than a hundred of songs and pieces of music for artists such as David Guetta, Jean-Michel Jarre, Bob Sinclar… and many others.
Since 1998, he’s been supervising and conducting the sonic research for Jean-Michel Jarre’s studio projects and live shows.
He regularly organises master classes over social networks (Facebook, Elephorm…) in order to give his savoir-faire to the new generations of producers.
He’s been performing more than a hundred electronic gigs every year and all around the world since 2006.
"Amazing Sound for a very special Atmosphere and a real Trippy journey"
Quentin Dupieux / Mister Oizo
"With OVP, Joachim Garraud is exploring with talent a more experimental genre of music, close to a familiar world to me, the world of the Music Research Center.
With this unusual piece of music, he is following the way of sonic explorers.. Have a good trip..!! »
"39’39” is too short !! Joachim Garraud is designing the sound and playing with frequencies like no other. Amazing sounds."
"OVP is a great piece of music, sounds, colors, textures. The quality of the sound makes this 39’39” a chef d’oeuvre."
"OVP is a short yet intense piece of experimental electronic music. The production is amazing as usually. The LP is quirky and brilliant."