Jean-Sébastien Mariage


Beyond a few famous guitarists (amplified) in the history of jazz, the great development of sound qualities of the electric guitar was mainly initiated by rock guitarists, often through unconscious and unpremeditated experiences. But the possibilities that these musicians have proved are today consciously extended by many avant-garde guitarists who can not be assimilated to rock or jazz or electronic music, but are in the center of development and concerns of all these musical forms, with as an anchor point: improvisation. Jean-Marc Montera, Stephan Wittwer and now Jean-Sébastien Mariage are, among others, part of this family of musicians who perpetuate the clearing and in one way or another, using new technologies or new materials are developing the instrument, transcend it, open it to unexpected sound, to unsuspected music. From Hendrix to Bailey, the electric guitar has become an instrument able to call into question preconceived notions about the real nature of music and sound and its true artistic and political functions.
Théo Jarrier

An imposing sound, a biting distortion, shrill and massive attacks, living disruptions, almost tactile materials. The proof that there is still and always to make with this stringed instrument.
Jérome Noetinger


Tout Corps d'Etat - solo de guitare électrique par Jean-Sébastien Mariage

LIVE dans le cadre des [MuseInSitu] 14/05/2021 – 18h30 en direct des studios de La Muse en Circuit

"La corde de l’arc comme celle de la lyre exerce une traction sur le bois qui lui-même reçoit chaque corde et la tend. C’est cette double traction dans les deux sens qui permet la beauté du son quand la beauté du son ne dit rien d’autre que la précision de la mort à partir de la flèche qui fuse vers la proie." – Pascal Quignard, extrait de 'Mourir de penser' (Chapitre XIV, 'Le boomerang' - Grasset, 2014)

Larsen. Les sons sont lancés de l’amplificateur vers la guitare, sur laquelle ils rebondissent pour retourner à leur source. Les cordes de la guitare tissent une toile qui fait apparaître un horizon sonore dont les reliefs sont dessinés par les fluctuations de la matière électrique. Loin du contrôle ou de la maîtrise, le musicien met ici en jeu un dispositif des plus simpliste qu’il pousse à l’extrême, déambulant autour de l’amplificateur, comme une danse qui déstabilise les ondes.

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Projets actuels



  • Biography

    Born in Paris in 1973 and raised in the middle class suburbs, it’s on the clotheslines at the end of the garden that Jean-Sébastien Mariage gets (...)

  • Discography

    Hubbub : - “Ub/Abu” / For Four Ears, Suisse 2000 - “Hoop Woop“ / Matchless Recordings, Londres 2001 - "Hoib" / Matchless Recordings, Londres 2004 (...)

  • Géhenne

    First step of a study on the fuzz. Recorded May 3, 2019 in Paris. This solo is presented as a crossing of Gehenna. Guei Hinnom is a narrow (...)

  • Cosseron/Mariage

    The Cosseron/Mariage duet visits the in-between, not the sound but its meaning. It is the association and only of these two musicians that will (...)

  • Bergerault/Mariage

    Extracts recorded in mai 2017 at TAP in Poitiers : Extreme slowness This is the only instruction that Claire and Jean-Sebastien did (...)

  • Cappozzo/Mariage/Duboc

    The music is very improvised, quite unique and rather unexpected: we found ourselves in uncharted territories, not to return. We’re enjoying it. (...)

  • Dieu

    "We improvise the music excessively" Jean-Sébastien, Heddy and Mathias have been playing together for a very long time, but this is the first (...)

  • Chamæleo Vulgaris

    Jean-Sébastien Mariage : guitare électrique Frederick Galiay : basse électrique Créé en 1993, Chamæleo Vulgaris est une formation ayant oscillé (...)

  • Oort

    Throughout this music we are quickly sucked by the sweetness of the dialogue, its subtlety and sensitivity. The volume is generally quite low, (...)

  • Metaxu

    The Metaxu trio visits the in-between, not of the sound but its meaning. It is the association of these three musicians and only this that will (...)

  • Richard Comte / Jean-Sébastien Mariage

    A guitarist, a guitar, a cable, an amplifier, all in two copies. No effects pedals or other filters here, yet so dear to this instrument. Here is (...)

  • Solos - Jean-Sébastien Mariage

    Some solo recording since 2000

  • Hubbub

    Frédéric Blondy - Bertrand Denzler - Jean-Luc Guionnet - Jean-Sébastien Mariage - Edward Perraud 1999 First meeting 2000 Théâtre sur le Pavé (...)

  • L’Amour

    Catherine Jauniaux : voice Xavier Charles : clarinet Jean-Sébastien Mariage : Three musicians gather together around a book by Marguerite Duras. (...)

  • Jauniaux/Mariage

    Catherine Jauniaux : voix Jean-Sébastien Mariage : guitare Catherine Jauniaux et Jean-Sébastien Mariage collaborent dans deux projets : (...)

  • Lauro/Mariage

    Audrey L and Jean-Sébastien M met to begin this duo after a concert in Paris, a recording followed in the next months. With trust and complicity (...)