“Une toile pour une toile”
Professional musician-drummer and composer Marco Marini has developed a “textile musical instrument”, the fruit of more than 10 years of work.
At the CAC in Alfortville, southeast of Paris, in December, he presented “Agrigento”, a 20-minute performance, using this concept, like an experimental concert.
Commissioned by the MuMa (Museum of Modern Art Andre Malraux) in Le Havre, the “painting” was inspired by a Nicolas de Staël painting (Agrigente, 1953) portraying a Sicilian landscape near Agrigento.
Marco Marini travelled there to collect sounds, and distributed them on different areas of the “painting”. He interprets them according to various modes of play. This sonorous “painting” on a textile interface—composed of two layers laced with silver threads that conduct electricity—offers us a unique and poetic electro-acoustic experience.
An incredible invention by a multidisciplinary musician, orienting his research toward the “Live Electronic” with new interfaces, building bridges between different artistic expressions.