Clément Nourry

He studied French horn and mathematics before finding his true path: composing music and playing guitar like a wild beast.

He spent many years in obscure basements, improvising with the free jazz band We love you , before devoting himself to more composed and produced music with the power pop band JOY AS A TOY that he founded with GIL MORTIO & JEAN-PHILIPPE DE GHEEST.

After three LPs, he is leaving his fellow bandmates, going back to more personal works.

He now composes and tours mainly with his solo works and Under the Reefs Orchestra.

Passionate about dance and choreography, he also collaborates as a composer and performer with the dancer ANNE-LAURE LAMARQUE within the company Butô-pop Experience.

​He is also one of NICOLAS MICHAUX's notorious SOLDIERS OF LOVE and a founding member of YÔKAÏ.

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Past Events with Clément Nourry

  • 26/03/2014 > Zëro + Clément Nourry @ Café Central

    ZËRO (fr)

    Obviously, Zëro’s music has more to do with creativity than with staying in the beaten path of rock with a specific identity. It's as much Jack Berrocal and Gene Vincent playing a Drag Queen blues under ecstasy, as it is the krautrock by Can and Kraftwerk in Luna Park, an entertaining song which provokes an addictive cerebral experience.

    You can also hear some Cramps in a devastating Sick to the bones, Battles during an improbable Viandox and a bunch of other freaks, who, all off the beaten path have constantly re-written the language of rock with intelligence and singularity.

    Each title escapes from the previous one, unclassifiable, escaping from the routine, leaving the listener with a smile and a chuckle. The music is like the smirk of an illusionist about to open his magic box. Pleasure and surprise are always present.

    The fourth ablum from Zëro, Places where we go in dreams will be released in March on Ici d'ailleurs.


    "…my solo project , it’s at the same time an experimental laboratory, an old attic filled with memories and a boxing ring. This is the place where all my musical influences can melt in one unique stream. Depeche Mode, John Fahey, Gesualdo, the Ex, all of those things through a single guy playing guitar… "

    Three years have passed since Clement Nourry began to play his solo, in Belgium, Germany and France, enjoying wild improvisations, exploring his own way of composing, keeping all along in his mind the word "song"
    Doing this,he developed a living and original way of playing guitar.

    Nobody can say how will sound his next performances….

    He recorded his first solo Album Sobre in 2007, trying since then to build the packing with his own hands, spending hours sticking cardboard.


    Blind Thorns is a new project featuring Ahleuchatistas' Shane Perlowin (USA) on guitar and Ryan Oslance (USA) on drums with Antoine Läng (CH) on vocals.

    Blind Thorns plays haunting improvised noise-rock music based on pre-defined structures.

    Blind Thorns' debut album will be released in April on Cheap Satanism Records / Tandori Records / New Atlantis Records

  • 12/03/2017 > Jesus Is My Son + Clément Nourry @ Sterput

    JESUS IS MY SON (be)

    Jesus is my son is the solo project of guitarist Grégory Duby.

    Original works of Jesus is my son contain elements of minimalism, folk music, drone and 20th century classical music, as well as compositions based on blues, oriental and medieval music. Aspiring to create melancholic and naked music, Grégory Duby's influences range from Erik Satie to Morton Feldman via Popol Vuh and Lorren Connors.


    Sonic haikus, electric madrigals and obsessive tunes.

    Clément Nourry roamed the underwater world with his six-string and came back to the surface with a stripped-down album: Under the Reefs, a dream-like journey with Jim O' Rourke, John Fahey, Gesualdo and Ornette Coleman.

    Clément Nourry has travelled the world with his guitar and compositions. Thirsty for wide-open spaces and new musical horizons, he decided to settle in Brussels 15 years ago. He has worked with artists such as Marc Ribot, Ches Smith, Kris Defoort, Pierre Vandormael...

    Nowadays, in addition to his solo work, he performs with Joy as a Toy, Nicolas Michaux, Karim Gharbi and Yokaï. He is currently collaborating with choreographer and Butoh dancer Anne-Laure Lamarque.