Jean-David Caillouët



Jean-David Caillouët is a French sound and visual artist. Mixing the old with the new, his work often combines together various disciplines such as film, music (acoustic & electronic), choreography and poetry in a live performance context.

He has performed internationally, playing well respected festivals such as Celtic Connections, the Edinburgh Fringe in Scotland, BEAST in Birmingham, the Big Mountain festival in Thailand, KLEX, SPECTRA and SOUNDBRIDGE in Malaysia, The European Music festival in Vietnam. As an instrumentalist and producer, he has collaborated with artists as varied as the composers Kimho Ip from Hong Kong, Anothai Nitibhon in Thailand, Kee Yong Chong in Malaysia,  the multi instrumentalist Anant Narkkong, Cape Coast based musician Kwesi Quayson, Ojos de Brujo in Barcelona, the Scottish Indie band Aberfeldy, the Celtic singer Heather MacLeod, the Vietnamese electro acoustic musician Luong Hue Trinh, Stylish Nonsense and several artists from Panda Records in Thailand.

He has produced sound and music for films, animations, theatre and dance. His work has been performed at the Royal Opera House and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and his installation projects have been exposed in places as varied as the historical caves of Kent’s Cavern in the UK, Quai Branly in Paris, the Angkor Temples in Cambodia or Bangkok’s Art and Culture Center (BACC).

He recently co-curated AS(EAR)N, an interactive installation project celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Southeast Asia from a sonic perspective. Exploring the boundaries between tradition and innovation, many of his recent projects combine thematic audio-visual collages with the new aesthetics of digital media.

He has studied at Brussels Royal Conservatoire, Dartington College of Arts in England and completed his PhD at Edinburgh University in Scotland. He currently lectures in music composition, multimedia and production at PGVIM in Bangkok,