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I'm Carlos Martorell, a sound and visual artist and media technician. I was trained a few years in classical formation and piano, but as a youngster I developed interest in experimental and electronic music languages. I also have a background in TV and radio.

My main interest is the symbiotic relationship between humans and technology, and experimentation with technology as a tool to manage perception of reality and also as a political background.

I'm fascinated by body movement translated into other realities as I believe in the powerful relationship between movement/image and sound. I develop my own tools and repurpose technology to create sound. 

Other topics I'm interested in include human communication and privacy, 

 


I'm performing as Shoeg, my visual and sound solo project. I've released three albums and a few EPs: Panorama (Boira Discos, 2014), Tanz (Boira Discos, 2015), .nfo (Boira Discos, 2015) and Vaseline (Memory No. 36 Recordings, 2017).

I've developed my own virtual worlds with 3D scanning and Unity, either as part of my live sets or as independent installations. 

 

I'm also one half of Ensemble Topogràfic, a collective settled in Barcelona building up their pieces intertwining movement and sound. This project allowed me to work and experiment with devices enabling movement to interact with sound in live sets.

As Ensemble Topogràfic we also have released sound albums of our performances: Ensemble Topogràfic (Cydonia/Boira Discos, 2014) and Llac (Memory No. 36 Recordings, 2017), revolving around naive use of our online avatar. 

 

I've also worked as a composer for dance companies: Rèplica (Laia Santanach, 2017 - with Toni Costa, as MTM) LO.LI.TA and El Octavo Día (La Taimada, 2016) and Spam (Núria Guiu, 2015).

 

Inquiries


SHOEG - shoegmusic[@]gmail[.]com
ENSEMBLE TOPOGRÀFIC - Melissa Mustefaga / ensembletopografic[@]gmail[.]com
MTM - mtmdancebcn[@]gmail[.]com
WORKSHOPS - carlosmartorellpla[@]gmail[.]com

 

Works

Complete list of performances

 

2017

Laia Santanach + MTM / Rèplica / Music for contemporary dance
Shoeg / Silicone / Media art residency - Oudeis (France)
Shoeg / Everything Is Going To Be OK EP / Self-released
Shoeg / Royce Rolo & Monkey's Cymbal - Oculus Riff (Rework) / Sweat Taste
Shoeg / Vaseline LP / Memory No. 36 Recordings
Ensemble Topogràfic / Llac LP / Memory No. 36 Recordings
La Taimada / LO.LI.TA / Music for contemporary dance 

2016

Nico Roig / Quan Encara (from Vol. 71 LP) / Electronic drums
Shoeg / Forces Elèctriques d'Andorra - Cornelisz (Edit) / Bubota Discos
Ensemble Topogràfic / Llac / Performance
IRL [n-1] / Artistic meeting
La Taimada / El Octavo Día / Music for contemporary dance

2015

Núria Guiu + Shoeg / Spam / Music for contemporary dance
Shoeg / Data Center X EP / Boira Discos
Shoeg / .nfo EP / Boira Discos
Ensemble Topogràfic / Ensemble Topogràfic LP / Cydonia + Boira Discos
Shoeg / Tanz LP / Boira Discos

2014

Shoeg / Panorama / Boira Discos
Ensemble Topogràfic / Sediment / Performance

2013

Ensemble Topogràfic / Balada / Performance