Martín Rodríguez

 

Using unconventional performance techniques, Martín Rodríguez explores resonance in combination with transducers and his electric guitar to expose the rhythms, harmonies, and melodies that are found in the cracks of the radio spectrum, creating emotive soundscapes which are living, listening, and engaging in the present.

 

As the son of a Mexican immigrant and Polish-American, identity plays a central role to Rodriguez's artistic explorations. Projects such as Open La Puerta (2013) explore fragmented memories of his heritage; and after a surgery from a brain tumor left him temporarily paralyzed Rodríguez began exploring new ways to play his guitar as a coping mechanism that led to Radio Therapy (2016).

 

In addition to producing his own work Rodriguez has recorded 2 EPs with the microtonal psychedelic synth collective Chienvoler as well as explored free electronic hardware improvisation with his duo Data Slum. From 2014 to 2018 Rodriguez worked as Technical Director, Lab Director, and Co-director of Eastern Bloc, an artist run centre dedicated to presenting emerging media artists in Montréal, Canada.

 

www.boomboomba.com

Twitter @openlapuerta

Instagram @rdzmartin

 

 

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