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Estinto

Pierre-Yves Martel

PIERRE-YVES MARTEL
viola da gamba soprano, harmonica

Estinto is characterized by slow music, extended in time and riven by isolated events in a frame of silence. Through restraint, observation and control, the interplay of viola da gamba and harmonica opens a space wherein each instrument can extinguish itself and finally blend into a single unearthly soundscape.

Like a painter working at the intersection of shadow and light, Pierre-Yves Martel gives voice to silence in a subtle play in which every intervention draws, in ghostly lines, the contours of a sonic architecture that is both distinct and enigmatic. The constancy with which Pierre-Yves Martel explores a single idea in order to give form to empty space make this work a fascinating exploration of spatiality and time, and an invitation to reflect.
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Continuum

Pierre-Yves Martel

PIERRE-YVES MARTEL
viola da gamba, harmonica

Continuum is a project aiming at the spontaneous creation of elemental music, that is, music devoid of any aesthetic form or linear narrative. The idea is to impose rigid strictures on the initial creative perimeters in order to maximize freedom and fluidity during the performance. In part, they take the form of a steadfast commitment to the maintenance of restraint, observation, and control, in such a way as to transcend the instinct to play a piece of music in order to let the music play both the performer and the listener.
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