Martin Tétreault & Michel Langevin (CA)
The duo of Michel Langevin, charismatic drummer of legendary metal group Voivod, and electrifying improviser Martin Tétreault takes the form of a dialogue. This friendly confrontation between two free thinkers gathers two giants of actual music, inhabited by intense and percussive sounds.
This duo was born as the result of an invitation from MINUTE, the creative network for media arts practitioners in image and sound that specializes in artistic collaboration. For MUTEK_10, Michel Langevin and Martin Tétreault interpret a work produced by MINUTE, thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts.
Montréal-based Martin Tétreault is an internationally renowned turntablist who has been working on vinyl cut-ups and electronics for more than two decades. He records and performs primarily in collaboration, most often with other improv luminaries, including Otomo Yoshihide, Ikue Mori, Kevin Drumm and others. Tétreault has released solo and collaborative works on Touch, Ambiances Magnétiques, Estwhile, and Oral. among others, and has toured extensively. Tétreault is known for his use of custom-adjusted vintage turntables, often with multiple extra knobs, tone arms and switches.
Drummer Michel Langevin is one of Canada's best-known and most respected metal musicians. As founding and most long-standing member of influential metal legend Voivod, Langevin (aka Away) is behind Voivod's sci-fi/fantasy concept albums, lyrics and artwork. He is a member of two other bands, Kosmos, inspired by 70s Kosmische Musik, and Les Ékorchés, an acoustic thrash metal band who released their self-titled debut in 2007.