David Lemoine (b. 1978, lives and works between Paris and Tel Aviv) is a musician and instrument maker.
Singer in french "weird punk" band Cheveu (2003-2018), he also co-founded BrutPop with Antoine Capet (2010) a duo developing tools (music instruments, sound installations, production frames) for artists with mental health conditions.
Self-taught in music after studies in political science (Sciences Po, Bordeaux, Fr), he focused within BrutPop on giving artists with special needs the same freedom to create he experienced as an underground musician. He also researched passive sound installations, exploring the impact of sound on psychotic patients.
Events produced by BrutPop present works linking creation by people with mental condition, underground culture, and the contemporary art scene. The duo also co-authored a documentary, catalogs and articles, developing a reflection on the artistic path of people with special needs and the evolving nature of artistic productions inside mental institutions.
In Paris he is involved in La Station - Gare des Mines, a third place dedicated to live music, where BrutPop runs a hackerspace : the ArtLab. In 2019 the ArtLab helped to elaborate a program and to prototype the permanent sound installations for a new museum for the Philharmonie de Paris.
Since he moved to Israel in 2020 he has been experimenting as a visual and sound artist on immersive sound installations, mostly exploring the impact of white noise found in nature.
As a musician he played at PS1-Moma (New-York), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris),
Villa Medicis (Roma), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), South By South West (Austin, Texas), The
Echo (Los Angeles), Yu gong yi shan (Beijing, China), Visa for Music (Rabbat, Morrocco),
Roskilde festival (Denmark), Centre Dramatique National Nanterre Amandiers (Paris), ...
As a member of BrutPop, or individually as a sound artist : Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Paris), Hôpital Psychiatrique St Jean de Dieu (Lyon), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Musée du Quai Branly (Paris), Mima Museum (Bruxelles), Musée des beaux arts (Belfort), Institut Français (Guinea Conakry, Morocco, Congo Kinshasa), The artists' Residence (Herzliya), The Noise Agency / Felicja Blumental Music Center (Tel Aviv), Hazira (Jerusalem).