14 Hours Together (2019)

"14 hours in the life
of an high-level escort,
and tonight
is set up
for blackmail"

released 11 November 2019

ARCHearth (2019)

released 03 November 2019

Illusions (2016)

released 09 July 2016

Distance EP (2013)

released 20 June 2013

Rebirth of Tragedy (2012)

"The power of music, heard in moments of overwhelming joy, mirrors our cries of horror and nostalgic wrenching which penetrates into something we have irrevocably lost.

نسمع في لحظات الفرح الغامر صرخات الرعب أو البكاء الموجع اشتياقاً إلى شيء ما فقدناه بلا رجعة

In this sense, who we call "the Dionysian man" resembles Hamlet: both have once looked truly into the essence of things and have gained knowledge. But nausea inhibits their action, for their action could not change anything in the eternal nature of things. They feel it to be ridiculous or humiliating that they should be asked to set right a world that is out of joint.

Action requires the veils of illusion: that is the doctrine of Hamlet, not that cheap wisdom of Jack the Dreamer who reflects too much and, as it were, from an excess of possibilities does not get around to action. Not reflection, no--true knowledge, an insight into the horrible truth, outweighs any motive for action, both in Hamlet and in the Dionysian man.

Thus, through music, the Dionysian Man ceases to be an artist; he becomes a work of art. Here all nature’s artistic power reveals itself to him amidst shivers of intoxication, to the highest, most blissful satisfaction of the primordial unity."

released 04 December 2012

Young (2011)

The rounded sun, he rises and sets
a circle without a seam

And when the night esconds his glow
the humble moon shines quietly
like a loyal friend

Two by two they live in flow
loving the world they find

This photograph:
A pause in time, accurate as it can be,
deceives the eye - a smooth disguise
never able to contain the truth

By day we travel
and at night reflect
on the distance we've come from our past

But no memory is certain
as no image genuine...

So I can only rely
on the couple in the sky
every day and night
as they rise and set

released 04 September 2012

Langue Maternelle (2011)

Samples taken exclusively from Miles Davis' "Filles de Kilimanjaro" (1968) and "The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions" (1968-1969).

released 25 October 2011


I need to see you

No I Don’t (Nite Jewel Remix)

Franz Fanon


Jean Michel




selected writing

Jean Michel is a film and theatre director, writer and artist based in New York City.
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