François J. Bonnet & Stephen O'Malley


François J. Bonnet (Director of INA GRM & operating as Kassel Jaeger) and Stephen O'Malley (of SUNN O))), KTL) are long-term collaborators around editorial projects like Recollection GRM label & Spectre journal. Bonnet and O'Malley initiated a musical collaboration in summer 2018 as a commission from the ATONAL festival at Kraftwerk in Berlin. Their first duo album 'Cylene' on Editions MEGO in late spring 2019, and who will soon release a second LP of recordings from the duo's 2019 Suisse tour entitled 'Cylene: Suisse redux' later in 2021. MUSICA, in Strasbourg, commissioned the pair to create the FOUR RAYS piece for the festivals 2020 edition, which premiered during the short window in the pandemic September that year. The music suggests a world simultaneously serene and anxious, evoking the calm before or after the storm, without excluding the storm itself from time to time.


François J. Bonnet is a Franco-Swiss composer, writer and theoretician based in Paris. He’s been a member of INA GRM since 2007 and became its director in 2018. He has published several books : The Order of Sounds, The Infra-World, After Death(all published by Urbanomic) and The Music To Come(Shelter Press). He’s the co-editor of the SPECTRES book series (Shelter Press) and the Recollection GRM and Portraits GRM record series (Editions Mego). He also produces radio shows for national radio France Musique. His music, often presented as Kassel Jaeger, has been played in renowned venues and festivals all over the world.


Stephen O’Malley is a guitarist, producer, composer, and visual artist who has conceptualized and participated in numerous drone and experimental music groups for over two decades – SUNN O))), KTL, and Khanate being among his best-known projects.

Wildly prolific, O’Malley’s oeuvre is defined by its remarkable breadth, complexity and multidisciplinary interests. It includes collaborations with a wide range of experimental musicians and composers, including Scott Walker, choreographer Gisèle Vienne, the authors Dennis Cooper and Alan Moore, Alvin Lucier, Fujiko Nakaya, Jim Jarmusch, experimental music research centers IRCAM, INA-GRM (Paris), EMS (Stockholm) and many others.

O’Malley is also a vigorous live performer and has toured around the world since 2003. His live performances feature a reverberating fog of electric guitar minimalism – sorcery that challenges boundaries of space and time.


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