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Martin Messier + Pr.mvla dj set Around Sound II

Sala Capitol |

21:30 h doors opening at 21:00 h

21:30 h Martin Messier | 22:30 h Pr.mvla

Free and open to the public, get tickets in advance at the Teatro Principal box office from 26th September 18:00 h (Sala Capitol box office at the same day of the show) | Maximum 2 tickets per person

Martin Messier

Martin Messier is a composer, performer and videomaker. If sound stands as the driving force of his work, Messier also quickly took an interest in the clash between electroacoustic music and other art forms as well as in artistic collaboration. That way, it is through the relationship between sound and material (objects or bodies) that Messier’s work takes shape. He gives life to sound through different objects such as alarm clocks, pens and self-conceived machines. At the heart of this encounter between sounds and objects is the idea of pushing the everyday imaginary a little further, of magnifying these objects by giving them a voice and by reinventing their function. At the center of the dialogue between sound and the body in movement, there is a desire to reverse the hierarchical relation usually tied between music and choreography so that sound becomes the driving force of movements. 

FIELD, by Martin Messier
In his latest project FIELD (2015), Martin Messier assumes that it is possible to create sounds using electromagnetic fields of our environment. These residual and imperceptible electric signals are picked up with electromagnetic transducer microphones, and become generators of the performance. On stage, he plays with two connection patches that offer many possibilities to connect many outputs to many inputs. By a continuous movement of plugging and unplugging, Messier interacts with them, thus noise and light composition emerges. With FIELD, Messier makes material this flow of power otherwise inaudible and invisible.

Martin Messier: concept, audiovisual composition, programming and performance
Interface: Thomas Payette
Technical design: Thomas Payette, Maxime Bouchard, Frédérique Folly
Production: 14 lieux

Pr.mvla dj set

Pr.mvla is a project that incorporates elements of traditional Galician music and experimental electronic music tools. The processes that take place, when generating the musical discourse, range from the composition starting from zero to the re-reading and decontextualization - with a current perspective - of free singing.  At the same time, they begin to work with pre-existing sound material in the form of a DJ set.