Speech 2

Francesc Marti Perez

Speech 2 is an experimental audiovisual piece created from a series of old clips from the public affairs interview program The Open Mind. This piece would be a reflection on the action of communicating, highlighting his limitations, and can be labelled as “text-sound-art”, or “text-sound-composition” in an audio-visual framework.

Technically, in this piece, the author has been experimenting how granular sound synthesis techniques, in particular synchronous granular synthesis, can be used for audiovisual creative works. All the piece sounds and images come from that series of clip, in other words, no other sound samples or images have been used to create the final result.

Artist Statement

Francesc Marti Perez

Francesc Marti? is a mathematician, computer scientist, composer, sound and digital media artist born in Barcelona and currently living in the UK. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and two master’s degrees, one from the Pompeu Fabra University in Digital Arts, and the other in Free Software from the Open University of Catalonia. He also obtained a scholarship for furthering his studies in Music Technology at IRCAM (Paris). Simultaneously, he studied music at the Conservatory of Sabadell, where he obtained the Professional Title of Piano with honors. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in New Media Art at the De Montfort University of Leicester (UK).

As composer and video artist, his works have been performed or exhibited all over the world, including international festivals, events and exhibitions. In 2001 he founded the experimental electronic music project RMSonce. RMSonce's three CDs (Opus e – 2002, The Game of Life – 2005 and Reflections – 2009), released by the Spanish label Medusa Music, have garnered many positives reviews from around the world.

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