Martin Messier + Nicolas Bernier - La Chambre Des Machines

Together with fellow Quebecer Nicolas Bernier, Martin Messier will perform La Chambre Des Machines. In this installation, machines made of gears and cranks are manipulated to produce a sound construction at the crossroads of acoustics and electronics. Submerged in surround sound, the audience discovers the interaction between mechanical and synthetic sound. The project is based on the Intonarumoris, sound machines containing mysterious mechanisms (similar to today’s computers) built by Italian futurists at the beginning of the 20th century.