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Martin Messier, Alex Augier

A/V Night @Kugler

Thursday 25 May
21:00 – 23:00
Fonderie Kugler
CHF 15.- / 10.-

Doors open at 8:30pm.
Performances start at 9pm sharp.


Alex augier muse photo quentin chevrier 2016 11 1024x683_nybble_, by Alex Augier, is an audiovisual, formal and spatial performance in which aesthetics fluctuates between digital minimalism and organicity, two poles of a same continuum. The formal fluctuation builds upon a generative visual where various forces apply both natural movements and more or less complex geometric variations to a particle system. The modular synthesizer replaces the musician at the center of the proposal and provides the musical fluctuations the project requires. The stage design allows the audiovisual medium to unfold in space via a specific structure made of four transparent screens and four points of sound dispersion. It offers to the public a quadriphonic and quadriscopic image for a full synaesthetic experience.


Martin Messier // FieldWith this project FIELD, Martin Messier assumes that it is possible to create sounds using electromagnetic fields of our environment. These residual and imperceptible electric signals are picked with electromagnetic transducer microphones, and become generators of the performance. On stage, he plays with two connections patches that offer many possibilities to connect many outputs to many inputs. By a continuous movement of plugging and unplugging, Messier interacts with them, thus noise and light composition emerges. With FIELD, Messier makes material this flow of power otherwise inaudible and invisible.

This presentation is made possible by the support of le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.


Martin Messier


Exploring the relationship between sound and material (objects or bodies), Martin Messier takes an interest in staging sound works. It gives voice to everyday objects, invented machines and bodies in movement. At the heart of his performances and installation works is the idea of pushing the everyday imaginary a little further by reinventing the function of the objects. At the center of his choreographic works, there is a desire to reverse the hierarchical relation usually tied between music and choreography so that sound becomes the driving force of movements. Presented in a score of countries, Messier has won several nominations and awards (PrixArs Electronica 2010, Prix Opus 2012, Best short experimental film award at the Lausanne Underground Film Festival 2013, Victor-Martyn-Lynch-Staunton 2013 Award from Canada Council for the Arts).

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Alex Augier


Alex Augier is an electronic musician based in Paris. His work focuses on hybrid digital aesthetics in a musical and transversal perspective, including sound, visual and formal elements. These elements interact with the stage space itself and mainly take the form of singular audiovisual performances. Also a member of AV label Fracas, Alex Augier stands for a global vision of the creative process, where design, programming and technology are an integral part of the artistic project. His works have been presented at international festivals including Scopitone (Nantes/FR), Elektra (Montreal/CA), Media Ambition Tokyo (Tokyo/JP), Open Source Art (Gdansk/PL), KinoBeat (Porto Alegre/BR), Athens Arts Digital Festival (Athenes/GR), and Nemo (Paris/FR).