French-born avant-garde percussionist and composer Jean-Pierre Drouet is certainly a familiar body in modern Western european experimental music, having caused storied statistics like Luciano Berio and Karlheinz Stockhausen, aswell as creating his very own bizarre multi-media extravaganzas. Blessed in Paris in 1935, Drouet originally examined piano until a major accident compelled him to change to percussion while still students. Upon graduating, Drouet dropped into camaraderie with Italian composer Luciano Berio and his vocalist wife Cathy Berberian; the three explored america jointly in the 1950s, where Drouet created a pastime in jazz and improvised music that could stay with him through the others of his profession. Besides his single improvisations and use collaborators which range from the United kingdom jazz-rock guitarists John McLaughlin and Fred Frith towards the avant-garde French saxophonist Louis Sclavis, Drouet in addition has written thoroughly for the movie theater, the ballet, as well as the concert stage. His record releases include Single, En Community a Banlieues Bleues, Improvisations, Les Variants d’Ulysse, and Parcours.