Turntablist, improviser, sound designer and visual artist Martin Tétreault creates sound performances with turntables that he has made or adapted. He has participated in various festivals and acoustic and media art manifestations in Québec and abroad, as well as in numerous music, dance, poetry, installation and performance projects. He has recorded discs alone and with others. Since 2005, he has directed The Turntable Quartet, giving rise to Points, Lignes avec haut-parleurs, compositions recorded under the label ORAL in 2011. His latest installation, Prises de son: couleurs et animées, was shown at the gallery Action Art Actuel in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in March 2011.
Phonographes vinylisés (2012)
PHONOGRAPHES VINYLISÉS, PARTICIPANTS
Jon Vaughn is an audio and visual artist from Saskatoon, Canada. His work is bizarre, otherworldly and heavily detailed with personal mythologies that evoke a multitude of references and connections to his cultural upbringing in the ’80s .
Marina Rosenfeld is an artist based in New York, USA. Her hybrid visual-musical works have been at the forefront of the redefinition of musical practice in the field of contemporary art since the ’90s. Her performances, sound installations and objects have worked to recast social and sculptural relations as musical, blurring the line demarcating the improvised or incidental from the composed.
Based in Liverpool, England, Philip Jeck studied visual art at Dartington College of Arts. He started working with record players and electronics in the early ’80s, has made soundtracks and toured with many dance and theatre companies as well as with his solo concert work.
An improviser and composer from Barcelona, Spain, Ferran Fages plays guitar, amplifiers, radios, resonating objects, acoustic and electronic turntables, mixing board feedback loops, pick-ups and oscillators. Alongside personal projects, he collaborates with various musicians.
CLAUS VAN BEBBER
A turntablist and visual artist from Kalkar, Germany, Claus van Bebber is one of many avant-garde sound artists also fronting a career in the visual arts. In his solo concerts, he uses a number of antiquated turntables to play prepared records bought in cheap second-hand stores. As a visual artist, he is mainly interested in land art.
Yann Leguay lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. He works with the materiality of sound. His research takes the form of installations and performances that he executes at various venues and festivals. He uses the same approach to sound when participating with choreographers and creates noise and musical compositions for artist films.
Since 1992, eRikm from Marseille, France has extended the field of artistic experimentation on the international scene. Maintaining a constant fusion between thought, instinct and sensitivity, he pursues simultaneous practices and addresses the interplay between various compositional modes relating to and using all languages. His work breaks down anyone’s attempts to conveniently classify him.
HONG CHULKI is from Seoul, South Korea. He is an improviser and noise musician. His selection of instruments includes turntables (without cartridge), mixing board feedback loops, laptops and other electronics. After several years of playing guitar in a few indie rock bands and following military service in 2003, he began to deviate from more conventional ways of making and listening to music, exploring free improvisation.
Otomo Yoshihide, turntablist, guitarist and composer from Tokyo, Japan has explored the nature of sound throughout his career. In recent years he has developed a passion for low-frequency minimalist electronic music. He is also the leader of a quintet that plays jazz standards as well as Otomo’s own compositions. He has composed a number of film soundtracks and written essays and articles for Japanese music publications.
Living in Melbourne, Australia, Clinton Green’s work has been a mainstay of Australian experimental music since the 1990s. Focused for many years upon new approaches to the electric guitar as a sound generation tool, Green’s current interest is in prepared turntables as dynamic generators of random sound and percussive patterns. He has released numerous recordings and has performed live around Australia.