Marsen Jules Trio + VJ Nicolai KonstantinovicDE
[North American Premiere] An ambient producer who leans toward the emotive classical minimalism of Arvo Pärt and Harold Budd, Dortmund’s Marsen Jules (aka Martin Juhls) builds symphonies out of texture and repetition. On hypnotic albums such as 2006’s “Les Fleurs” and 2009’s “Yara Remastered”, he layers affected strings and piano into glacially paced, transcendental lullabies. Such is the calming, intimate nature of Juhls’ sonic art, which follows in line with the works of MUTEK alumni Gas and Murcof. His career began in 2002 with a number of forking ambient aliases intended to explore different facets of the genre: Falter was intended to host dubbier soundscapes, while Krill.Minima grew out of his desire to develop the ambient possibilities of pop and exotica. But it has been as Marsen Jules, his outlet for classically minded ambient, that the Dortmund sound artist has had the greatest impact. He arrives at MUTEK 2010 with the Marsen Jules Trio for an audio-visual collaboration with VJ Nicolai Konstatinovic.