Mattin is a Basque artist working with noise and improvisation. His work seeks to address the social and economic structures of experimental music production through live performance, recordings and writing.
Using a conceptual approach, he aims to question the nature and parameters of improvisation, specifically the relationship between the idea of ''freedom''and constant innovation that it traditionally implies, and the established conventions of improvisation as a genre. <
Mattin considers improvisation not only as an interaction between musicians and instruments, but as a situation involving all the elements that constitute a concert, including the audience and the social and architectural space. He tries to expose the stereotypical relation between active performer and passive audience, producing a sense of strangeness and alienation that disturbs this relationship.
Mattin runs the label w.m.o/r which focuses on experimental works with a conceptual and minimalist approach. He also runs Free Software Series, a label dedicated to promote works that are realized using free software and the chaotic netlabel Desetxea, which has more than 150 references.
He is currently editing a book titeld ''Noise & Capitalism'' that explores the relationship of experimental music with the economic system that we are living in. ''Noise & Capitalism'' will be published in English and Spanish by Arteleku-Audiolab in collaboration with [un]common sounds (Donostia/San SebastiÃ¡n).
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