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Mecanique des sons resonates with atmospheres and places from the north of France with Soundscapes (radio podcast Soundscapes so'north) and electro-ambient music.

This project is led by Jérôme Bailly, journalist for Radio Scarpe Sensée and sound hacker, always in search of the slightest sound. Slag heaps, marshes, gardens and animals are honored through several forms:

  • An electro-ambient album 12 tracks "Secret Garden album” which gives pride of place to all the atmospheres captured and then passed through the mill via digital machines. Album inspired by Boards of Canada and Olafùr Arnalds.
  • Musical naps for young and old, with a “Beast-Piano" made by the Mécano Sonore, where the keys are replaced by animals.

Creating, shaping, shaping, rounding and mixing sound material in all directions until no longer distinguishing man from beast, such is the project of Sound Mechanics.

Sound Mechanic Biography

From adolescence, Jérôme recorded the radio and his entourage on tape, then joined an associative radio to share his sound crafts.

While volunteer at the radio, he worked in precision mechanics, he's called himself as “Sound Mechanic”. At the same time, he began to compose radio creations, documentaries and soundscapes, programmed in festivals and radio stations in France and Belgium (radio festival Brest, Arte Radio, associative radio stations).

Jérôme was also the composer of the tracks of Les Horlogers du Bruit, duo with Aurélien Bloch who made instruments with waste. Both musical and environmental project.

Today journalist-productor, he continues to record what he hears around him to make Soundscapes, podcast featuring sounds from the north of France. These sound moments depict and create a canvas that everyone appropriates according to their sensitivity.

Leading solo Mécanique des sons since 2019, his sound recordings provide ideas and still serve as a basis for the composition of electro-ambient tracks. Listening to Boards of Canada and Olafùr Arnalds was a source of inspiration for the Secret Garden album.