Sewing Machine Orchestra

SEWING MACHINE ORCHESTRA IS THE FIRST VERSION OF A PERFORMANCE CREATED BY MARTIN MESSIER. THE BASIC SOUNDS USED IN THIS PERFORMANCE CONSIST ENTIRELY OF THE ACOUSTIC NOISES PRODUCED BY 8 SEWING MACHINES, AMPLIFIED BY MEANS OF MICROCONTACTS AND PROCESS BY A COMPUTER.

THE MICROCONTROLLER SYSTEM ALSO ENABLE TO USE THE SEWING MACHINES TO AFFECT CERTAIN PARAMETERS OF THE ACOUSTIC SOUND. THE WHEEL, FOR EXEMPLE, CAN BE ASSIGNED TO THE OUTPUT VOLUME, ETC. MACHINE'S MECHANISM CAN BE ACTIVATED BY REMOTE, USING MICROC

MESSIER DOESN'T SEW : HE RESUSCITATES OLD SINGERS PUT ASLEEP YEARS AGO IN ORDER TO RELEASE, IN SOME MAGICAL WAYS, THE LUMINOUS AND SONOROUS PRESENCE OF THE PAST. HE CARRIES HIS PUBLIC IN A DREAMLIKE UNIVERSE WHERE EACH MACHINE, AS SINGULAR SUBJECT, IS MAGNIFIED. AFTER YEARS OF SILENCE, SEWING MACHINE ORCHESTRA IS GIVING SPEECH TO THESE SURVIVING OBJECTS OF THE INDUSTRIAL ERA.