Martin Messier is a composer, performance artist and videographer whose work explores the relationship between electroacoustic music and other art forms through experimentation and collaboration. It is through the relationship between sound and material, such as objects or bodies, that Messier’s work takes shape.
His work constantly redefines the frontiers of Musique Concrète by creating sounds with everyday objects, such as alarm clocks, pens, self-conceived machines and sewing machines. 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 has presented his work in various international festivals and events, including Mutek, FTA and Mois Multi, as well as Transmediale, Sonar and TodaysArt. His work La Chambre des Machines received a distinction at the prestigious Ars Electronica.
Ex-Easter Island Head are a Liverpool based musical collective composing and performing music for solid-body electric guitar, percussion and other instruments.