by Pierre-Yves Martel

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viola da gamba, harmonica

Continuum is a project aiming at the spontaneous creation of elemental music, that is, music devoid of any aesthetic form or linear narrative. The idea is to impose rigid strictures on the initial creative perimeters in order to maximize freedom and fluidity during the performance. In part, they take the form of a steadfast commitment to the maintenance of restraint, observation, and control, in such a way as to transcend the instinct to play a piece of music in order to let the music play both the performer and the listener.


released September 1, 2014

Ross Murray - recording
Harris Newman - mastering
Fabrizio Gilardino - design
Pierre-Yves Martel - production

Tour de bras Records


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Pierre-Yves Martel Montreal, Québec

Following a unique artistic path, Pierre-Yves Martel is constantly renewing his musical identity and practice. Though an instrumentalist, he identifies himself first and foremost as a sound artist whose work oscillates between research and experimentation. It is in this spirit that he has revisited the viola da gamba, utilizing this traditional instrument in new contexts. ... more

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