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Artists Pierre-Yves Martel

Following a unique artistic path, Pierre-Yves Martel is constantly renewing his musical identity and practice. Though a instrumentalist, he identifies himself first and foremost as a sound artist whose work oscillates between perpetual research and experimentation. It is in this spirit that he has revisited the viola da gamba, utilizing this traditional instrument in new contexts and thus reengaging it with the contemporary world. Having created an authentic musical language through non-conventional techniques and instrumental preparations, he also works outside of instrumental music altogether, using a variety of objects rife with new sonic possibilities, from contact-mics and speakers to motors, wheels, surfaces and textures.

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Pierre-Yves Martel

Vanier (Ontario, Canada), 1979

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Performer (viola da gamba, double bass, objects)
  • Sound artist

Associated groups

On the web

Main releases

Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 254, AM 254_NUM / 2020
Another Timbre / AT 140 / 2019
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 240, AM 240_NUM / 2018
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Another Timbre / AT 123 / 2018
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Insubordinations / INSUB CD01 / 2018
Tour de bras / TDB 9025 / 2017
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 224 / 2016
E-Tron Records / ETRC 025 / 2016
Tour de bras / TDB 9017 / 2016
E-Tron Records / ETRC 019 / 2014
Tour de bras / TDB 9011 / 2014
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 213 / 2013
Schraum / SCHRAUM 17 / 2013
Xyz
&records / ET 14 / 2011
Crónica Electrónica / CRONICA 053 / 2010
Tour de bras / TDB 9005 / 2010
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 195 / 2009
&records / ET 06 / 2009
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 181 / 2008
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 171, AM 171_NUM / 2007
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 148 / 2006