January 19, 2011
June 2, 2010 // Live in Montreal
Inspired by the noise intoners first conceptualized and built by futurist Luigi Russolo at the beginning of the 20th century, Montreal sound artists Nicolas Bernier and Martin Messier created their own custom built sound boxes, also called intonarumori.
Hand played, along with a few old analogue alarm clocks, the intonarumori are combined with real time digital processing, producing a desired tension between the realms of organic and digital noise, the tactile and ephemeral, the cerebral and sensual.
Photo by Miguel Legault, miglego.com