Nocturnes at the Musée d'art contemporain - MARTIN TETREAULT - Friday, October 5, 2007 from 6 to 9 p.m.



    MONTREAL, Sept. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - On the program this coming October 5
from 6 to 9 p.m.: an evening of surprises, courtesy Martin Tétreault, Montréal
deejay and improviser, in a live performance with five turntables and 25 vinyl
LPs.
    Turntable artist Martin Tétreault, who is well known on the international
scene, originally came from the visual arts milieu. His path has been marked
by various productions on compact disc and live performances with a range of
collaborators. Abandoning musical quotation, the cornerstone of his work since
he began his career in 1985, he now explores the intrinsic qualities of the
turntable: the motor noise, static, and so on. He also uses needles, prepared
surfaces and small electronic instruments.
    Martin Tétreault's music is initially reminiscent of early nineties
electro. Then, between subtle sonic derailments and a softly, delicately
reverberating melodic depth, it little by little fills the space. Raw, nervous
sounds give way to a cosmic atmosphere. Layers of sound slowly spread an
entrancing emotion. The repeated scrapings are accompanied by banging sounds,
ultimately generating a pure, fluid ambience. With the improvisations, a state
of excitement gradually builds. Sensations rapidly increase in a myriad of
paradoxical chain reactions: rejection/adoration/refusal/fascination.
Listeners really feel the contrasting effect of the melody and the noises
wrenched painfully or delightfully from the musical setup. Creating an
unexpected concrete music vibe, Tétreault manages to give this bold starting
premise a tremendous warmth that insidiously filters into your ears and
tickles your eardrums.

    Nocturnes

    On the first Friday of every month, the Musée is open late from 6 to 9,
for an evening where you can expect the unexpected. Visit the galleries on
your own, or take in a speed tour of the current exhibitions, plus live music
and bar service with original drinks concocted by Mixoart & Fluid Flair. Enjoy
cocktails like Nocturnes, Point G, Artefact or Lotus Rose. Cash bar only.
    Nocturnes: a different way to visit the museum and connect with today's
art.
    No reservation necessary. Admission with regular Musée ticket or our new
$10 Wired card. Information: myspace.com/vendredisnocturnes or www.macm.org.

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