biography of Pierre BASTIEN (1953)

Personal data

Birth : 1953 - Paris, France
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : France


Rotterdam, Netherlands

Professional data

Work and Life

1986:Performed his first mechanical music concerts in Arnhem, Netherlands.
1986:Performed his first mechanical music concerts in Lyon, France.
Works with Issey MIYAKE.
Works with Pierrick SORIN, France.
Works with Pascal COMELADE, France.
Creates with Pascal COMELADE and Cathy CLARETt the “Bel Canto Orchestra”, France.
Participates to the Jac Berrocal’s disc: “Parallèles”, France.
Works with Dominique BAGOUET, France.
Builds instruments out of mecanno.


Categorie and medium

Sculpture-Volume : Object
Audiovisual-Multimedia : Sound installation - Video
Performing Art : Performance


Musiques des Emanglons
Date of creation : 2001
Medium : Sound installation
In collaboration with : Robert WYATT
Neuf Jouets Optiques
Date of creation : 2000
Medium : Film
In collaboration with : Karel DOING
Mécanologie Portative
Date of creation : 1999
Technical data : Compact disque
In collaboration with : With KLIMPEREI
Musiques Paralloïdres
Date of creation : 1999
Technical data : Compact disque
Boîte n°3
Date of creation : 1996
Technical data : Compact disque
Musiques machinales
Date of creation : 1993
Technical data : Compact disque

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

Group exhibitions


Connivence – 6ème Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon
Lyon, France
06/23/2001 – 09/23/2001

Kunstraum Kreuzlingen, Kunstmuseum des kantons Thurgau, Shed im Eisenwerk, Switzerland
02/03/2001 – 04/22/2001

Bibliography (Selected)

On the artist

Exhibition catalogues


Connivence, 6ème Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon
Publisher: RMN Réunion des Musées Nationaux – 49 rue Etienne Marcel – Paris, France
ISBN : 2711842592



Pierre Bastien – Meccanium
Publisher: Association PH – 24 cours Tarbé – Sens, France
Author: Souchier Emmanuel
Author: Comelade Pascal