b. 1978 — Lives and works in Paris, Europa
Self-taught multi-instrumentalist & photographer, Frédéric D. Oberland finds himself at the crossroads of image and sound, favoring a synesthetic approach. He articulates different modes of narration, combining the raw character of the documentary form with the transfigured reality of myth and poetry, allowing him to question notions such as the sacred, the monstrous, the fraternity, while at the same time returning to the political news of the present. Attentive to the pulse of the body, his work is willingly itinerant, modulating between the ripples of dreams, watching the points of incandescence and the bursts of electricity that act as revelations of our presence in the world, here and now, its mystery and its violence.
Oberland is the co-founder of leading bands on the French scene, such as Oiseaux-Tempête, FOUDRE!, Le Réveil des Tropiques, FareWell Poetry and is co-curating the avant-garde label NAHAL Recordings. Collaborating with a wild range of talents including versatile musicians (Mondkopf, Irena Z. Tomazin, Grégory Dargent, Stéphane Pigneul, Christine Ott, Jerusalem In My Heart, Virus 2020, Charbel Haber, Sharif Sehnaoui, Richard Knox, Gareth Davis, Gaspar Claus, Colin Johnco, Bérangère Maximin), film and video makers (Ala Eddine Slim, Grégoire Couvert & Grégoire Orio, Camille Degeye, Augustin Gimel, Ho Tzu Nyen, François-Xavier Drouet), photographers and visual artists (Gael Bonnefon, Fanny Béguély, Stéphane Charpentier & Temps Zéro, Malek Gnaoui, David Fathi), writers and poets (Christophe Manon, Mathilde Girard, G.W.Sok, Jayne Amara Ross, Hugues Jallon), his musical and visual contributions have been released on labels and publishing houses such as Sub Rosa, IIKKI, Hallow Ground, ZamZamRec, Halogénure,, Gizeh Records, Sun/Sun, Miasmah, Constellation Records, Flau, Tropical Stoemp, Music Fear Satan, Les Inaperçus, Ruptured, Gazzar(r)a/VoxxoV, Consouling Sounds, Home Normal…
In 2022, Frédéric D.. Oberland is part of Shape + Platform for innovative music and audiovisual art / Creative Europe program.
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