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Martin Messier (CA)



Martin Messier is a composer, performer and videomaker. Exploring the relationship between sound and material (objects or bodies), Martin Messier takes an interest in staging sound works, giving voice to everyday objects, invented machines and bodies in movement. At the heart of his performances and installations is the idea of pushing the everyday imaginary a little further by reinventing the function of objects. At the center of his choreographic works, there is a desire to reverse the hierarchical relations usually tied between music and choreography so that sound becomes the driving force of movements.

Messier’s work has been presented in numerous countries, and has earned several nominations and awards, including Prix Ars Electronica 2010, Prix Opus 2012, Best Short Experimental Film Award at the Lausanne Underground Film Festival 2013, and Victor-Martyn-Lynch-Staunton Award 2013.