Friday, November 12, 2010

Anton Mobin

Anton Mobin

Anton Mobin is French Radiophonic Composer, music teacher and radio producer, Anthony Baron. Primarily an improvisational musician and radio producer, Baron has produced sound pieces for dance, theater and radio installation since 2000.

Anton Mobin also works in collaboration with members of the H.A.K. Collective, since 2002, and works regularly with artists such as Ayato (Crash Duet), Thomas Thiery (Tham Duo) and Victor Jorge (Obscurantine), to name just a few. His work is archived on the experimental label, H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record.

You can find a :50 collage by Anton Mobin on our upcoming Compilation "50/50". Click HERE for more information. Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with Anton Mobin...

*Name: Anton Mobin

*Are there any additional names used to describe this project: Nope

*Do you use a pseudonym? Yes

*Members: Only me

*Founding Members:
Anthony Baron

*Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations:
“Tape manipulations” seems to be the best term to describe my approach of Sound. As I record all I heard every day since a long time; first on analog support (cassette), then numerically thanks to a Nagra recorder. Fascinated by the peculiarity offer by sounds of the everyday life; field recordings and sound effects are the essential elements of my work naturally directed to an Extensive Concrete Music.

*Another genre descriptor: I like to use Extensive Concrete Music to describe my radiophonic compositions. Then, Pling Plong music is the term which define the best my live act when I play springs and others metal objects.

*Why you use this descriptor: “Extensive Concrete Music” was used by Phlow Magazine in a review of my “Micro-Climat” soundwork, and “Pling Plong” music was used by Rinus van Alebeek in one of his article to describe my performance in Berlin.

*Location: Paris, France

*Original Location: I was born in 1979 in Orléans (in the center of France at 100 km in the south of Paris).

*What is your creative/artistic background: Briefly, I started Music with piano and guitar when I was 12 years old to finally playing bass in many rock and improvised music bands. Then, I became a guitar teacher for young and very young children in music school. Since 2006, I joined ARTE Radio as radio producer and curated my own broadcast show on the webradio KKWNE. In parallel, I perform live with various international artists through an experimental practice with an approach done wonders for the self-confidence on the music improvised towards an intuitive music. Lauding a radical practice, my approach is energetic, spontaneous and strongly strewed with radio segments.

*History: soon 10 years !

*Born: Anton Mobin is born during a bass recording session in Orléans in 2000 for an album of Ayato (a highjacking composer). He tells me, “I found a name for you: Anton Mobin” and I said “oh, I hate Amon Tobin; ok !! that’s great !!” Like the music descriptor, I enjoy letting the friend find right words.

*Motivations: To create is for me a necessity of every day. A way of Life, I suppose. Meet and connect people. Traveling motivates me.

*Philosophy: Life is Sound and Sounds are my everyday life.

*How would you like to be remembered: Like a fascinated activist.

*Web address:

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