The French guitarist-improvisor Noël Akchoté has recorded a lot of music in various styles, he writes about music in the Austrian magazine Skug, he is the owner of a record label, he produces many different groups and participates in various projects. Born in Paris in 1968, he was soon meeting and studying with artists such as Tal Farlow, Barney Wilen, Chet Baker and John Abercrombie. He played in the groups of Henri Texier, Jacques Thollot, Sam Rivers as well as with Eugene Chadbourne, Marc Ribot, George Lewis a. o. Other projects have seen him recording and playing with Blixa Bargeld, Phil Minton, Christian Fennesz, Nobuyoshi Araki or Daido Moriyama. He is also featured in various movies as an actor, soundtrack composer or musical director.