Julien Desprez (*1984) is a musician and performer based in Paris. Jazz and rock were his early musical loves but they evolved rapidly to free forms where body and space find their places through sound. He currently treats the guitar more like a controller, a modifiable instrument deployable at will. Through a mix of actions on the instrument and aneffect pedal technique reminiscent of a tapdance, it completely opened the possibilities, sound and physical environment of the instrument. Julien is also a co-founder of the Collectif Coax, a music cooperative based in Paris, which was recently labelled "Compagnie Nationale" by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.