Q&A with The Wire and Matmos
Shot on site during MUTEK 2010
Taïca Replansky - March 21, 2011
The second of four 2010 artist Q&A sessions features MATMOS.
The Baltimore-based duo of Drew Daniel and Martin Schmidt, who have been recording together as MATMOS since 1997, are electronic collage artists with a unique sense of humour and artistry. Their recording techniques may hearken back to the musique concrete of Steve Reich and Luc Ferrari, but their playfulness of rhythm and selections of field recordings inject a dose of contemporary real-world dynamism into their music. Conceptualists on par with sample guru Matthew Herbert, Matmos have spent eight albums crafting pop abstractions from sources as unlikely as clipped hair and body fat left over from plastic surgery.
Shot on site during MUTEK 2010, the four Q&A sessions will be featured over the months leading up to the festival, as a preview to DIGI_SECTION, our professional conference series that makes up an integral part of our festival each year. The remaining sessions will feature Kevin Martin of KING MIDAS SOUND and THE CARETAKER, both musicians whose work and artistry speaks more to intuition, talent, personal conviction and style than trends or expectation.
Interviewer: Derek Walmsley, The Wire
Camera, Sound, Editing: Meg Hewings
Production Coordinator: Patti Schmidt
Photo by Caroline Hayeur