Sun Dog is Erik M and Isabelle Duthoit.
ErikM is a French improviser, composer and visual artist who has been active in art since 1992. He is noted for his work with turntables. Quickly recognised as a virtuoso electronics device and sound artist, ErikM has made a life-long habit of crossing all territories and “world-systems” deemed “independent“, “institutional“. At the same time, he has developed an open and aspirational approach toward the technological media, both as a means of development for a new economic model and as an instrument for creation, production and diffusion. His work references both the intimate and political, both popular and high culture. Erik M is most well known for his improvisational collaborations, notably with Luc Ferrari, Christian Marclay, Jean Luc Nancy, Thurston Moore, Mathilde Monnier, Bernard Stiegler, Les percussions de Strasbourg or FM Einheit.
Isabelle Duthoit began studying classical music in 1991 at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Lyon with Jacques Di Donato, from which she graduated in 1995. With Donato, she founded the Fruits de Mhère Festival for improvisation music in 1994 and composed the theater music le temps du souffle. In the second half of the decade she toured the United States with Donato; she also worked with chamber music interpreters such as Sonia Wieder-Atherton and Raphaël Oleg. She performed several times at the Musique Action festival in Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, Musique en Scène in Lyon as well as Romania and the Ukraine. She also worked in the Ensemble Triolid, with Taavi Kerikmäe and with Tim Hodgkinson. In 2004 she recorded the album Avenues in a duo with the pianist Jacques Demierre. She is a clarinettist in Trio Krizda with Christine Wodrascka (piano) and Gunda Gottschalk (Viola), and plays in the formation archipelago of Emmanuel Petit and is the founder of the trio Bords de Mhère (with Kristof Guez and Marc Pichelin). In the course of her career she also worked with Johannes Bauer, Camel Zekri, Michel Doneda, Franz Hautzinger and Géraldine Keller. In 2001 she performed with Joëlle Léandre and Marilyn Crispell at the Konfrontationen festival in Nickelsdorf. In Japan, she studied 2008 for a stay in the Villa Kujoyama Noh rituals and entered 2011 in the Villa Medici in Rome together with Ryoko Aoki on. In 2012 she was part of the SWR New Jazz Meeting Member of Carl Ludwig Hübsch Ensemble pretty eight ; she also belongs to his quartet Drift.