Suzanne Ciani, Martin Messier
A five-time Grammy award nominated composer, electronic music pioneer and neo-classical recording artist, Suzanne Ciani is one of the most renowned female composers in the world. Over the course of her career she's released 15 solo albums, has been recognised as Keyboard Magazine's "New Age Keyboardist of the Year" and received the 2017 Moog Innovation Award. Following two sold out shows at Café OTO last year (her first ever performances in London), we welcome her back to the UK.
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 take shape.
In his latest project FIELD, Messier creates sounds using electromagnetic fields of our environment. These residual and imperceptible electric signals are picked with electromagnetic transducer microphones, and become generators of the performance. 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. A mesmerising audio-visual treat.
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