from The Swarm.

from The Swarm.


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, randomness/soul, 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. 


Shoeg @ Eufònic Urbà 2018

Shoeg @ Eufònic Urbà 2018


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. 


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).

Ensemble Topogràfic @ Sala Hiroshima

Ensemble Topogràfic @ Sala Hiroshima


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. 

VOID live

VOID live



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



Complete list of performances


Laia Santanach / Àer / Music for contemporary dance
VOID / s/t LP
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


Laia Santanach + MTM / Rèplica / Music for contemporary dance
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
La Taimada / LO.LI.TA / Music for contemporary dance 


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


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


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


Ensemble Topogràfic / Balada / Performance