Julien Ottavi aka FORMANEX, aka THE NOISER, is part of the sound/activist collective APO 33 in Nantes, has moved recently to London where he has set up up a media lab in the artist space Area 10. APO 33 produced the GNU/Linux audio-media distribution Apodio, which is the one that Julien uses. Ottavi is likely the most intense laptop performer, always ready for new challenges and finding new ways of experimenting and this new work is a continuation of his extreme engagement in sound. Since 1997, he develops a composition work on the voice and its transformation by computer. Active developper of audio/visual programs with Puredata, he has also developed since many years DIY electronics (radio transmitters, oscillators, mixers, amplifiers, video transmitters...etc) in the perspective of knowledge sharing on technological development. Main developper for the Gnu/Linux operating system APODIO for digital art and A/V & streaming manipulation http://www.apodio.org His practices is not limited to the art spheres but crosses different fields from technological development to philosophy research, biomimetic analysis & experimentation. Since many years he reflects on the relations between experimental practices and collective practices within the creation of autonomous collective groups, putting in question the authorship strategy of the “art ideology”. As a sound composer he works on « programmatic compositions », producing computer series of solos : “Nervure Magnétique” - “séries du bruit blanc et rose” , « série métapercussions » “étudesauxhertz” ...(concerts in Europe - 2000/2001, United states 2002/2003/2005). Develops all his researsh with computer and Puredata software and Gnu/Linux operating system. - For these series, he works with some limited sound materials (noise, frequencies, sinus, percussions samples...etc) and uses the computer as an instrument to play music and modify space. -founders and member of FORMANEX, electroacoustic quatuor of chamber music from XXe and XXIe century, which plays graphic scores and others kind of scores from composers like Cornelius Cardew, John Cage, Christian Wolf, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Jerome Joy, Kasper T. Toeplitz, Ralf Wehowsky… etc. -Founder, artistic programmer, audio/video computer researcher (network and audio research) and mix-media artist of APO33: Art, technology and research laboratory based in Nantes working in the fields of sound art, free software, collaborative practices, micromedia and urban and environmental mutations. It is at the initiative of several collective projects linking research, experimentation and intervention in social contexts. APO33 develops several activities : creation to facilitate the development of experimental sound creation practices. APO33 with its own CIA (Cell for Intervention in Art/apo33), created a collective for sound/radio creation (artistic research, participation in festivals, residences, publications...). Technological Research on digital tools (web-radios, server networks, collaborative plate-forms...) and electronic devices. Theoretical research (organizing seminars, colloques, workshops with an interdisciplinary approach). Educational activities (teaching and workshops). Diffusion, Apo33 frequently invites artists from all over the world to present their work, set up collaborations or exchanges.