Vive Les Fantômes is a radio play created for German station SWR in 2018, Martin's first step into radioart. The work is based on snippets of interviews, rehearsals and performances by people whose work had an influence on my artistic path: Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Jacques Derrida, Chris Marker and many more. The process involved searching, discovering and creating connections among the material and resulted in a network of sound-objects that appear repeatedly changing their shape throughout the piece. Communication is constructed across different rooms and times, beyond the borders of language and music. Vive Les Fantômes is not only a piece of music, it's rather acoustic cinema with a non-linear narrative layer organized by scenes.
Concerts in absolute darkness: already successfully established, this series are dedicated to presentation of experimental musical content with the aim of intensifying the physical experience. Darkroom offers a challenge and a special experience for the audience as well as for the musicians, who usually prepare a special composition for the evening. Until the Corona crisis, the Darkroom was a fixed part of the Forum Stadtpark's music program. In the newly renovated cellar, the darkroom series is also resumed.