Kangding Ray is David Letellier. He is born in France but lives and works in Berlin. Kangding Ray evolved as a guitarist and drummer in bands whose influences ranged from noise-rock, to jazz, before buying a sampler and moving on to electronic music.
His music reflects his wide musical background, and a particular way of merging beats and atmospheric soundscapes into slowly evolving compositions.
Kangding Ray combines machines with « real instruments » in a subtle and rythmic suite, integrating noises, walls of distortion, massive bass lines, voices and field recordings, blending techno grooves with dark textures, always on the edge between experimental music and club culture.
Kangding Ray focuses on the perception of sound and space, on the edge of architecture, sound and art. His work, ranging from audiovisual performances, sound installations, to autonomous machines or conceptual drawings, can be defined as "an attempt to express sound as a form in movement".