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Michel Delville is a musician, writer and teacher born in Liège, Belgium, in 1969.
Total Books: 7
He has been performing and composing alternative music since the mid-1980s. His most recent projects include the quintet The Wrong Object (which he founded in 2002 and for which he has written nearly all the songs that have been released so far ), Belgian-Swiss punk-jazz quartet Trank Zappa Grappa in Varèse, Alex Maguire's Electric 6tet, the New Texture Pan Tonal Fellowship (under the direction of Stanley Jason Zappa), the Ed Mann Project, and the new Belgo-Dutch combo the Moving Tones. He has played and recorded with Elton Dean, Annie Whitehead, Harry Beckett, Richard Sinclair, Ed Mann, Alex Maguire, Benoît Moerlen (who joined the Moving Tones for a series of gigs in 2008), Tony Bianco, Geoff Leigh, Jaap Blonk, Guy Segers, Dirk Wachtelear and others. The last few years have been a productive period, with recording and touring taking Delville to many different countries (including Japan, England, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Wales, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Greece, Luxembourg and Belgium). Radio programmes about his musical works - and about the music he has written for The Wrong Object since 2002 - have been aired by RTBF, RAI3, VPRO , and many other independent radio channels , and received positive reviews from publications such as Jazzwise,, Guitar Player,Signal to Noise, Allmusic, Musica Jazz (July 2008), Jazz Review, Exposé (September 2008), and others independent magazines, e-zines and blogs.
In the Summer of 2009 he teamed up with [Alex Maguire] (Michael Moore, Elton Dean, Sean Bergin, ...) and [Tony Bianco] (Dave Liebman, Paul Dunmall, Peter Brötzmann) to create a new power-trio named 'douBt.
Their debut release, Never Pet a Burning Dog, features Richard Sinclair on guest vocals and bass . The project toured Japan in February 2010 . In 2010 Delville was invited to join and coordinate Comicoperando, a tribute to the music of Robert Wyatt whose line-up includes Dagmar Krause, Richard Sinclair, Annie Whitehead, Gilad Atzmon, Alex Maguire, Chris Cutler, John Edwards and Cristiano Calcagnile. In the Spring of 2010, Delville officially joined the international collective 48 Cameras.
Delville currently teaches literature and comparative literature at the University of Liège, where he directs the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Poetics . He is the author of several books pertaining to comparative poetics and interdisciplianry studies (see the selected bibliography below). He has also edited four volumes and about one hundred articles dealing with contemporary poetic and interdisciplinary studies. His awards and distinctions include the 1998 SAMLA Book Award, the Choice Outstanding Book Award, the Léon Guérin Prize, the 2001 Alumni Award of the Belgian American Educational Foundation BAEF 2001 Alumni Award, the rank of Officer of the Order of Leopold ]]I (2009), and the 2009 Prix Wernaers pour la recherche et la diffusion des connaissances.