OXSA [Patrick Eichenberger]
Patrick Eichenberger was born on June 1, 1984 in Geneva to a middle class Swiss family of non-musicians.
His great Aunt could already see him listening attentively to all the objects that could vibrate or resonate within his reach.
A curiosity that developed thanks to this century-old upright piano in the living room which nobody played. From the age of 3, Patrick bonded with him in order to discover the friendships hidden between the notes.
At 4 years old, his canteen “Au claire de la Lune” convinced a retired piano teacher to take him under his wing, and became like his grandmother at heart.
During those early years, she taught him the basics of piano and music theory through classical music and by listening to his first “small compositions” inspired by his current idols: Amadeus Mozart, Ray Charles and Jean-Michel Jarre.
The 8-year-old Father Christmas gave him a small synthesizer arranger with which he has fun giving his first small concerts with his family, then in front of his school class.
2001 Birth of OXSA
At 17, he produced himself by burning his first album “2001 the OXSA odyssey” which was a big hit in the neighborhood and with his new entourage of breakdance dancers.
After technical training in the studio or in a concert hall, he undertook an apprenticeship in electronics in a sound company (ZAPaudio).
2004 OXSA Live band
At 20, he met Tim and Kino, a bass player and drummer he was recording for their band. Since then, they have worked together on the live adaptation of OXSA’s electronic tracks, bringing a new acoustic and scenic dimension.
Under the nickname “OXSA Live Act”, the trio perform on various occasions generating curiosity and interest in the local audience.
In June 2006, they played at the Fête de la Musique in Geneva, and for the occasion, OXSA composed and produced a second album “OXSA: In Vision”, 12 tracks decidedly more electro breakbeat.
Until 2008, he did several solo live performances with his machines, while continuing to compose.
He recorded Rock and Classical musicians to produce a third album: “BackGround”, where breakbeat mixes with jazz and classical influences.
2010 Drum and Bass
In 2010 the new Argent-Sale label will see the light of day with “The OXSA EP” resolutely Drum & Bass.
He then set up a Band of 10 musicians, including a brass section, with whom they will play for major festivals in the Geneva region, including the Plein-Les-Watts and the Electron Festival.
Also, his vision of sound synthesis will be turned upside down by electro-acoustic lessons from a contemporary music teacher who introduces him to other musical concepts.
His desire to build his own synthesizers led him to graduate studies in electronics and a federal patent from the Audio Engineering Society.
During this period, professionally, he worked for a few years in a company of Hard-News, Broadcast television, fiction productions and museography (Actua Films / Point Prod.) As a maintenance and audio-visual technician. He will experiment with many technical fields; such as the manufacture of video production cars or Up-Link, through the video control room for tele-news, to cable operator for international orbital communication nodes.
In 2011, his numerous DJ performances were noticed in clubs, as were his routines in the final of the RedBull Three Styles competition.
In 2012 his Live solo will take him to prestigious stages such as the Paléo Festival and the Montreux Jazz Festival, or show cases on national radio stations.
In 2016, he will federate the digital artist collective ADESIV with which he will mount live shows with his fellow electronic music producers, such as a concert in a central square in the city during the screening of one of their short films in June 2017 .
In 2019 he gave his vision of his dance music the name of “Psystep”, finding himself at a rich and energetic musical crossroads marked by all his past influences.
During the convalescence of a heavy hip operation, he composed a concert that he will play in front of the great St-Pierre Cathedral in Geneva.
2020 Video 3D
2020 he will take advantage of the confinement due to Covid-19 to expand his means of expression through video and 3D animation. He uses it to create short clips that illustrate his new productions.
2021 studio production
For the past two years, he has produced music for many artists.
Passing the Mastering of title for producers of electro, or, the recording, the arrangement and the mixing of album of artists like the Cellist Joëlle Mauris, the rapper Ô Débit, the singer Ludiane Pivoine or the singer-pianist Nicolas Fraissinet.
Apart from music, he also lives from a position as technical manager of a creative theater (Maison-des-Compagnies) and chairs an association of a concert hall (Undertown).
To the pride of his parents, he ended up being invited to the ABE program of Swiss-Romande Television (RTS).
Currently, he is preparing the distribution of his latest titles “Psystep” constituting a chapter expressing his intimate dreams about humanity and life through space, always with a view to following logically to the stories he likes to tell for dance. floor.
And finally mainly, 2022 will be the year where he will come back to himself by his integration into a Jungle-Rock group (Psychopath) as a keyboard, scratcher and.. singer..
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