French "sound catcher" and sound engineer
Félix Blume was born in France in 1984. He studied sound in Toulouse and in the famous cinema school Institut national supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS) in Brussels. He has mainly worked as a sound engineer for independent documentaries and with video artists. He records sounds during his trips and shares them on the internet, mostly on Freesound and Soundcloud.
Felix currently works and lives between Mexico and France. His work is focused on listening, it invites us to live sonic experiences that enable a different perception of the surrounding. His process is often collaborative, working with communities, using public space as the context within which he explores and presents his works. He is interested in myths and their contemporary interpretation, in human dialogues both with inhabited natural and urban contexts, in what voices can tell beyond words.
His sound pieces have been broadcasted in radios from all over the world and exhibited in different places such as Centre Pompidou and Musée d’Orsay (France). He has awarded with the “soundscape” prize for his last video-piece Curupira, creature of the wood and the “Pierre Schaeffer prize" for his work Los Gritos de México at the Phonurgia Nova Awards.
In 2018, he did a site-specific sound installation entitled Rumors from the Sea, composed of hundred of bamboo - flutes on the coast of Krabi, a work commissioned by the Thailand Biennale. He has participated in international festivals and exhibitions as LOOP and CCCB in Barcelona (2015), Tsonami Arte Sonoro Chile (2015, 2018), Fonoteca Nacional Mexico (2016), Ex Teresa Mexico (2016), CENTEX Chile (2017), CTM Berlin (2017), Belluard Festival (2018), Arts Santa Monica Barcelona (2018) and Thailand Biennale (2018) among others. His recordings, sonic postcards & soundscapes were broadcasted by ARTE Radio, Phaune Radio, Radio Grenouille, or Kunst Radio.
4. března bude Felix Blume promítat své filmy v kině Ponrepo, včetně jeho posledního snímku Curupira, creature of the woods. Večeru věnovaného jeho filmům bude předcházet masterclass na FAMU.
Félix Blume will screen his films at Ponrepo on March 4,including his latest Curupira, creature of the woods. The evening devoted to his film will be preceded by masterclass at FAMU.