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.
My tools are Max/MSP, hardware and software synths, motion sensors, data collection, Ableton Live and Unity.
I'm performing as Shoeg, my visual and sound solo project. I've released some albums and EPs: Faith Exotica (Nyapster, 2018), Container (Orange Milk, 2018), The Swarm (901 Editions, 2018), Vaseline (Memory No. 36 Recordings, 2017), Tanz (Boira Discos, 2015),...
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.
Our third iteration will be METEORA (2019), a new work developed with Xavi Lloses.
My last project, Void, is a collaboration with David Viñolas on drums. The third member is Void, the black box, an algorith able to transform (using sensors in the wrists) David Viñolas' energy into sound fabric.
I've also worked as a composer for dance companies, either with the MTM collective or solo: Rèplica (Laia Santanach, 2018) LO.LI.TA and El Octavo Día (La Taimada, 2016) and Spam (Núria Guiu, 2015). Here is a full list of works.
SHOEG - shoegmusic[@]gmail[.]com / Booking: claudia[@]fandango[.]cat
ENSEMBLE TOPOGRÀFIC - ensembletopografic[@]gmail[.]com / Booking: claudia[@]fandango[.]cat, melperformingarts[@]gmail[.]com
VOID - voidalgorisme[@]gmail[.]com
WORKSHOPS - carlosmartorellpla[@]gmail[.]com
Complete list of performances / Music for dance works
VOID / Terrarium LP / Self-released
Shoeg / Resilience / Exclusive track for Ears Have Ears (FBi Radio)
Ensemble Topogràfic + Xavi Lloses / METEORA / Performance
Shoeg / Faith Exotica LP / Nyapster
Shoeg / CONTAINER LP / Orange Milk
Shoeg + Josep Maria Comajuncosas / Coda / Music for Vinfonies festival
Shoeg / Aseptic / Eco Futurism Corporation
Shoeg / The Swarm LP / 901 Editions
Shoeg / Smell Context / Nyapster
Shoeg / Oaht - Waterboy Rework / Sweat Taste
Shoeg / Silicone / Sound reactive visual engine / Developed in 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
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
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
Shoeg / Panorama LP / Boira Discos
Ensemble Topogràfic / Sediment / Performance
Ensemble Topogràfic / Balada / Performance