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Michel Delville (born 1969 in Liège, Belgium) is a musician, writer and lecturer.
He has been performing and composing alternative music since the mid-1980s. His recent musical projects - most of which are signed to New York-based label MoonJune Records - include The Wrong Object, Machine Mass feat. Dave Liebman, douBt, Comicoperando, Trank Zappa Grappa in Varese? and 48Cameras.
He has played and recorded with Elton Dean, Dave Liebman, Annie Whitehead, Harry Beckett, Chris Cutler, Robin Verheyen, Richard Sinclair, Ed Mann, Tony Bianco, Alex Maguire, Dagmar Krause, Benoît Moerlen, Karen Mantler, Geoff Leigh, Robin Rimbaud, John Edwards, Stanley Zappa, Gilad Atzmon, and many others jazz & rock luminaries.
The last few years have been a productive period, with recording and touring taking Delville to many different countries, including Japan, the United States, Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Wales, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Slovakia and Greece.
In 2010 he was invited to join and coordinate Comicoperando, a tribute to the music of Robert Wyatt.
He was voted one of the 10 best electric guitarists of the year 2010 by Arnaldo DeSouteiro’s Annual Jazz Station Poll, which also voted douBt 3rd best Instrumental Group.
Delville teaches literature and comparative literature at the University of Liège. He is the author or editor of fifteen books and more than a hundred articles pertaining to comparative poetics and interdisciplinary studies. His awards and distinctions include the SAMLA Book Award, the Choice Outstanding Book Award, the Wernaers Prize for the promotion of research and the diffusion of scientific knowledge and the Belgian American Educational Foundation Alumni Award.