Martin Messier


Mm1Messier's work takes shape through the relationship between sound and material (objects or bodies). Messier constantly redefines the frontiers of concrete music by creating sounds with everyday life objects, self-designed machines as well as bodies in movement. At the very centre of this dialogue between sounds and objects is the desire to push the everyday imaginary a little further, to magnify these entities by giving them a voice and by reinventing their function. Messier also produces collaborative work mixing dance and music. Here, through a reversed hierarchical relationship, music becomes the choreography's driving force. Martin Messier presented his work in more than 20 national festivals and events. He received a distinction at the prestigious Ars Electronica 2010, and has been nominated at the Prix Opus 2012 and the Prix Victor-Martyn-Lynch-Staunton 2013.