About

Christopher Bissonnette is a Canadian musician/sound artist/designer living and working in Detroit/Windsor. He has released three full-length albums for the Chicago based label Kranky and a collaborative recording with David Wenngren (Library Tapes) on Home Normal. Bissonnette is also a founding member of Thinkbox, a project-based collective that has explored art, sound and video in a variety of contexts ranging from art galleries to music venues. Over the past ten years Bissonnette has continued to expand his aural vocabulary and production techniques incorporating elements of concrete, field recording and modular synthesis.

Bissonnette_portrait_2014_01“Bissonnette’s mastery of his material is everywhere in evidence.” Dusted

“Bissonnette works on an introspective level, building pellucid arrangements that suspend you, breathless, in a perpetually meditative state.” Earplug

“Periphery should become the new benchmark of how to disassemble, reorganize, and completely reshape organic & commonplace sound into a beautiful and absorbing piece of music.” Foxy Digitalis

“It’s hard to know quite how to describe these utterly majestic micro symphonies. ‘Periphery’ is a florid gem of a record that deserves to be centre of attention. Marvellous.” Boomkat

9 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Christopher

    I love your work together with David. And I was always wondering how you create those washed guitar effects.. what kind of effects do you use? It’s a real wall of sound.

    Thanks for your music.

    Marc

  2. Hal9thou said:

    I thank Pandora, Spotify and the like for discovering artists like yourself. Big fan of “In Accordance”. Now I’ll listen to some of your other stuff! 😉

  3. hallo Mr.Bissonnette
    I’m really impressed by the quality of your recordings. You’re definitively among my favorite sound artists. Congratulations
    regarfs
    GF

  4. I’ve purchased all of your CD’s and love them all. With William Basinski, Keith Berry, Stars of the Lid and Andrew Chalk, I think you’re at the peak of the Ambient / Drone / Sound Art genre. I’ve really been loving “The Carillonneur’ from The Banal and the Profound. It’s a bit of departure for you and a great song. I’ve always loved the sounds of bells and struck objects.

    Is there another album in the pipeline? If so, when do you think we can expect it?

    All the best,

    –David.

    • Thank you so much. I appreciate the support. In fact in preparing a new release which will be out in the beginning of the new year. But I’ll warn you it’s different from my previous work as it was constructed with a modular synth. I’m also completing an album more similar to my other work but I don’t have a release date as of yet.

  5. 42!
    …and i thought I was getting old

  6. Devister said:

    Hello Christopher,

    Thank you for your wonderful music. It’s like a perfect wave. I discovered drone ambient music with you and W.Basinski, M.Jules… I purchase all your release, it’s not simply, but I still have two of them. Congratulations.
    Philippe-Emmanuel from Paris.

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