MELMANN MAOTIK – MOMENTS
Moments is the result of a collaboration between Argentinian sound composer, Nicolas Melmann and French digital artist, Maotik (Mathieu Le Sourd), in which the frequencies of an electroacoustic composition are interpreted into a real-time cinematic landscape. Melmann uses a variety of instruments such as the flute, glass harp, and tiny percussion alongside sampled sounds to create a rich and poetic soundscape, while Maotik’s system captures the gesture of the melody and transforms it into a 2D graphic oscillation. Throughout the performance this texture is used as a starting point to generate a live and responsive 3D visual landscape.
Melmann combines different musical dimensions, as a sound artist using electronics alongside acoustic instruments. Always innovative in his compositions, working between experimentation and melody, his music is nocturnal and introspective.
Maotik focuses his work on the creation of immersive multimedia environments and generative visuals. He designs his own visual tools; generating animations from algorithms and creating 3D worlds to transform perceptions of space. He collaborates with musicians, sound artists and scientists in order to continue his research into the relationship between art, science and technology.
Moments has been presented at MUTEK Argentina (Buenos Aires, 2017), Festival International d’Art Vidéo de Casablanca (Morroco), Electrons Libres at Stereolux, Nantes (June 2018) Gamma Festival, Saint Petersburg (2018), Amural Festival (Brasov – Romania), Eufonic Festival (Spain) among others.
CONTACT: melmannmusic [@] gmail.com