After experiences in diverse post-punk bands, Didier Ambact was the drummer, from 1991, of Treponem Pal, a French industrial metal originator band.
Treponem Pal recorded 4 albums during its career, among which "Excess and Overdrive" produced by Franz Treichler (The Young Gods) and "Higher" by Sascha Koniezko (KMFDM) in Seattle, USA.
The band toured in Europe with Nine Inch Nails, Prong, Carcass, Godflesh or Faith No More, participated in numerous festivals (Printemps de Bourges, Francofolies, Dour...) and it was seen on MTV Europe, Canal+, MCM, M6 and France2.
When Treponem Pal split, Didier Ambact studied sound techniques in INFA and created an experimental music act called Fast
Then, he took part in the Micropoint and General Dub projects and has remixed bands like Lab° and Mimetic...
Since 2005, he has worked regularly with the French choregrapher Christian Rizzo:
- "soit le puits était profond, soit ils tombaient très lentement, car ils eurent le temps de regarder tout autour"
(2005) in collaboration with Gérôme Nox
- "jusquʼà la dernière minute on a espéré que certains nʼiraient pas" (2006)
- "Opéra(tion) remix", Lille's opera (2007)
- "mon amour" (2008) with Gérôme Nox, Bruno Chevillon and Mark Thompkins
- "ni cap, ni grand canyon" for the Lyon's opera ballet (2009)
- "D'après une histoire vraie" (2013) drums duet with King Q4
He also wrote a poetic diary, “Maison Dieu” published in 2013 by Hugues Facorat Edition.
He's now working on his own sound installation project called "AU-DELA"
(here) and create music for the dancer and choregrafer Harris Gkekas, VWA (a contemporary dance duet) and MILLE (solo by
Didier Ambact / KingQ4 : D'après une histoire vraie (2014)
Fast Forward : Public Disorder (2001), Mabinogion (2007)
(complete Fast Forward discography is here)
Micropoint : Anesthésie Internationale (2000), Remontée, Live at Verdun (2005)
General Dub : Battles 2042-2066 (2001), Guerres Médiatiques (2003)
Treponem Pal : Excess and Overdrive (1993), Higher (1997), Furytales (2007)
(complete Treponem Pal discography is here)
please, check this page to follow Didier Ambact concerts and show dates.
We're able to send cds abroad so you can order the "d'après une histoire vraie" music : here