Mimetic is a natural. He started playing music at the age of 5 at the conservatory of Chambery, France, learnt to play orchestral percussions, clarinet and acoustic and electronic drums and obtained a Master degree in musicology specializing in 20th century music at the University of Lyon, France receiving a distinction in 1993, after submitting his master thesis on industrial music. Lately he had been busy writing theater music, composing electronic music and organizing one of Switzerland most interesting festivals Electron Festival. In a few words this guy is an extremely busy musical genius. Find out more about him and listen to his tunes.
My name is Jerome Soudan but you might know me as Mimetic. I was born in the French Alps and grew up in France. When I was a child my idol was Genesis P.Orridge, because he was from another planet. When I was 14, I started drumming. It was then when I realised that art is healthy and decided to work harder. Since then I moved to Paris and Berlin.
One of my best gigs I played was in Sibiu Romania alongside Speedy J & Europe!! ha ha ha. It was so much fun to play open air in winter (-20 degrees) and see the house of Dracula.
One of the best gigs I have been to was Stravinsky “le Sacre”. I loved the energy coming from the orchestra.
Now I live in Geneva Switzerland with my family. In my house you can find a lot of toys and my refrigerator is usually full with yoghurts. I enjoy working on my festival (Electron) and skiing a lot. I can spend hours researching sounds. One of my favorite places to visit is East Europe or Japan, because it’s another world.
On weekdays I work and on weekends I usually work.
My favorite song at the moment is Niereich vs. Hackler Kuch – Everything Will Be Red (Subfractal Remix). A film I watched lately and really liked was the millenium trilogy. The last series I watched and loved was top of the lake.
I am very inspired by the everyday life. My dream is to keep my life exiting till the end. My worst nightmare is lose my family.
I love experimentation and hate convention. I am addicted to tchai, I just cannot stop working. I get totally fucked up, when I forget my own aims. The next day I need to concentrate.
Local Suicide reminds me of the value of life.
Tomorrow I go to France to visit friends. Next month I travel in Switzerland to organize parties. Next year I plan to release few techno eps. In 10 years I hope to be around, playing techno music.
If I wasn’t a composer, I would be a movie director.
If my life was a Hollywood movie, Denis Lavant would have the main role, because he stands out.. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be not really different than my actual choices..
If I was a car, I would be a invented one.. If I was an animal, I would be a forgotten one. If I was a drug I would be a passion. If I was an invention, I would be a non-profit one. If I was an object, I would be a sphere. If I could date myself, I would not!
If I could play with anyone it would be with David Lynch.. I would like to collaborate with Plaid.
If I had only one wish, it would be that everybody feels good..
I would never fight, because it doesn’t help..
My word of advice to the reader would be to have consciousness.