VEREIN STUDIO DdP
Dimitri de Perrot is an internationally active and awarded Swiss artist, musician, director and since 2014 a regular mentor and guest lecturer at the ZHdK (Zurich University of the Arts). At the core of his research-based work is narration through and with sound and the exploration of new, trans-disciplinary forms of production between theatre, music and installation.
Born in 1976 in Neuchâtel, the french part of Switzerland, Dimitri de Perrot graduated 1997 from Art School in Zurich after which he developed further as a musician and composer. Dimitri de Perrot's method of working is characterized by an intensive self-study in various disciplines. In 1998 he turned his attention to theater, and began to work as a director, musician, stage designer and cultural entrepreneur. He has worked with dancers and circus artists for many years, staged interdisciplinary theatre and music projects, and composed for film and theatre.
He is also the co-founder and co-artistic director of the artist collective MZdP and the Swiss directing duo ZIMMERMANN & DE PERROT. The collaborative pieces he worked on with MZdP include GOPF (1999), HOI (2001) and JANEI (2004) and with the duo ZIMMERMANN & DE PERROT he presented GAFF AFF (2006), ÖPER ÖPIS (2008), CHOUF OUCHOUF (2009, interpreted by the Groupe acrobatique de Tanger) and HANS WAS HEIRI in 2012. These productions have toured internationally and have been performed in such renowned venues as BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music - New York), Festival d‘Avignon, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Barbican London, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, Schauspielhaus Zürich and Sydney Opera House, among others.
In his recent works he is expanding the focus on areas such as fine art and public space. With MYOUSIC (2016) he created and toured a scenic sculpture for theatre spaces, without actors on stage, using sound, space, light and visuals as equivalent, narrative structures. In 2017, de Perrot presented the installation STRANDGUT UND BLUMEN at the Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland, and his space-filling sound installation DREAMS & NIGHTMARES (2017) at Festival Roma Europa / Istituto Svizzero di Roma.
Dimitri de Perrot lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.
Dimitri de Perrot is managed by Verein Studio DdP.
Dimitri de Perrot – MYOUSIC with Julian Sartorius (drums)
MYOUSIC is a scenic sculpture for theatre spaces without actors on stage. It gives the leading role to sound. In shifting the familiar hierarchy of image and sound in the theatre, this piece extends sensory experiences and stimulates a dialogue about the established ways of thinking and reaction.
Voices of the press:
“Myousifique!” – Tages-Anzeiger
“A magical theater experience” – BzBasel
“When sounds let your imagination run free” – Neue Zürcher Zeitung
“MYOUSIC evokes the pulse of the moment, the living present.” – Radio SRF 2
“De Perrots sound installation opens the pores of our perception” – Luzerner Zeitung
“Suddenly, the music can be seen.” SonntagsZeitung
“Rich, colorful and indescribable – that‘s MYOUSIC.” – DNA Alsace
“Surrealism for your ears” – 041 Cultural Magazine
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The projects of Dimitri de Perrot / Verein Studio DdP are supported by: Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia – Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Stiftung Corymbo and Ernst Göhner Stiftung.
Website by Teo Schifferli, Programming by Felix Hofmann-Wissner, Pictures: Top MYOUSIC, photo © by Augustin Rebetez; buttom STRANDGUT & BLUMEN, photo © by D. de Perrot