I work as an anthropologist, I play and compose music, I design websites and experiment various things with free software.

On this site you’ll find things about my research, some music I’ve recorded, links to my web projects, and some geeky hacks I’ve found useful.


Latest posts

  • Les ondes sonores nous influencent-elles ? Vraiment ?

    The Conversation (French edition), 08 February 2018. Online here. Des sons organisés, musicaux ou autres, seraient-ils capables de modifier notre rythme cardiaque ? d’interférer avec nos ondes cérébrales ? de nous guérir ou de nous rendre malades ? de nous conduire subrepticement vers des émotions ou des comportements inattendus ? L’idée que des ondes sonores puissent être employées, non seulement pour véhiculer des messages, mais aussi pour agir directement sur des process...
  • 2017 with Christine Langlois and Vanessa Manceron: “L’emprise des sons”

    Terrain n°68. Coordinated by Vanessa Manceron, Christine Langlois and Victor A. Stoichita. Full issue available online. Some contributions also available in English.  This issue of Terrain deals  with sound as a form of action on other persons’ health and mental dispositions. The aim is to discuss cultural theories of acoustic (especially musical) efficacy by adopting a symmetrical viewpoint on the therapeutical and pathological influences attributed to sound in various societie...
  • 2017 with Bernd Brabec de Mori: “Postures of listening: An ontology of sonic percepts from an anthropological perspective”

    Terrain (online), section “Symposia and Debates”. Full text and audiovisual examples online. This essay identifies and describes three ways of listening that are available to all human beings. Beforehand, we argue that the concept of “sound”, as borrowed from acoustics and commonly used in anthropology, is too vague and too limited. In order to be able to understand the full range of human auditory experiences as found in ethnography, as well as the social interactions which they afford, we pr...