Martin Tétreault

Martin Tétreaut is an internationally-renowned Montreal DJ improviser originally from the visual arts milieu. His has produced several CDs and stage performances with numerous collaborators notably Diane Labrosse, René Lussier, Jean Derome, Michel F Côté, I8U, Otomo Yoshihide, Kevin Drumm, Xavier Charles, Ikue Mori and many others. Abandoning the musical citation, on which his work was developed since its beginnings in 1985, he now explores the intrinsic qualities of the turntable: motor noises, parasitic sounds, etc. He also uses needles and prepared surfaces (thank you John Cage) and small electronic instruments. True to analog broadcasting, this noise approach allows him to not have to answer the question: “ What about copyrights? ” as well as to no longer be invited to electronic music manifestations (!). When he wants a break from music, he returns to visual arts where he sands, scratches and cuts out books, magazines…

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