Thierry Balasse relationship with sound started when he listened to Gérard Philippe telling him stories on his father’s old audio system (a Revox C36), as well as a few unintentional feedback and echo effects on that machine. Later, he taught himself the drums.
After his training at the French school of theater, ENSATT, he worked as a sound engineer in the drama field, mixing percussion, synthesizer and sampler. He has kept this distinct taste for the possible links between words, text and music from this experience with drama. His acquaintance with Christian Zanési in 1989 was fundamental, then, a few years later, with Pierre Henry, for whom he was an interpreter.