Denis Frajerman started out as a composer in the French experimental band PALO ALTO.
With a strong interest in literature and orality as a musician, he collaborates regularly with storytellers and writers for radio sessions, oratorios, and records.
Strongly linked to the work of Antoine Volodine, his first solo album, Les Suites Volodine (Noise Musem/Naïve, 1999), was directly influenced by Volodine’s writings. Volodine and Frajerman share a taste for haunting atmospheres, black humor and witchcraft.
The pair have also worked on creations: Des Anges Mineurs, a post-exotic oratorio composed for six musicians, a singer, a narrator, a dancer and a videographer (La Cigale, 2000), and Vociférations, a cantopera for eleven musicians, commissioned by France Culture’s Radiophonic Creation Workshops (2004). The broadcasting on Radio France of this last work was followed by a residency at the Lieu Unique, the National Theatre of Nantes, for the concert version.
A composer of soundtracks for contemporary dance, object theater, animation, short films, and documentaries, he has a strong interest in Arab and Balkan rhythms and melodies.


Macau Peplum (Reissue) (Klanggalerie) 2020
Wastelands / Lawrence Of Arabia
(Klanggalerie) 2019
Herbes et Golem
(E-Klageto) 2018
Rivières de la nuit
(Douzième lune) 2017
Vociférations avec Antoine Volodine (France Culture / Le Cluricaun) 2008

Frâjerman String Quartet (Linoleum) 2004
Le Souffle du Vide (archives 92-95, Halte aux Records) 2003
Macau Peplum (Noise Museum/Naïve) 2000

Le Civisme en chanson (Tremplin théâtre) 1999
Fasmes (Noise Museum/Naïve) 1999

Les Suites Volodine (Noise Museum/Naïve) 1998
Mandibules (Organic) 1997
Le Nom des arbres (Organic) 1997
Drosophiles (Prikosnovenie) 1995

Foggy songs for the first periods (Exglegeto) 2021
Baagou music (Cynfeirdd) 2004

with PALO ALTO :
(fifteen album beetween 1989 and 2017)


— Dozen short movies, animated and documentary films for Guy Maddin, Stéphane Blanquet, Canal +, Fabrice Vacher & Claire Judrin -Dynamo production & Alchimik productions.

— Sound tracks and live music for contempory dance and object theatre (Andy de Groat, Valérie Briffod, Cie Le Chiendent, Compagnie méli-Méloup, Cristina Iosif…).

— Radio plays for Radio France / France Culture (Tapage Nocturne, Ateliers de Création Radiophonique, Clair de Nuit).