Julien Grossmann (b. 1983 in Metz, Frence, lives in Rotterdam) explores global dynamics with a particular focus on the uses of music across history, drawing from audio archives from early wax cylinders to today’s digital cloud in order to trace global connections and frictions. His work has been exhibited at TENT, Rotterdam; AIAV, Yamaguchi, JP; DordtYart, Dordrecht, NL; 11th Dakar Biennale, Senegal; ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE; MUDAM, Luxembourg; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE; Stella Art Foundation, Moscow. Grossmann studied classical music at the National Music Conservatory of Metz, France, and holds a M.F.A. from the Dutch Art Institute (DAI, 2008), The Netherlands.
Learn more about Julien Grossmann's written MA thesis (DAI, 2008): MATTER > MEDIUM < SOUND -From Music to Sound-Art
Read Marianna Maruyama's text about Julien Grossmann (commisioned by DAI): “I am interested in looking at music beyond music itself, through the prism of its social-historical backgrounds. Audio, sound, and music are exciting fields through which to think of globalization and its dynamics."