mitsuaki matsumoto
"audio-visualist", visual artist, composer, sound performer, scenographer

lives and works in Nara.

Under the name of Mathieu Martin, he had been developed audio and visual works , which had no particular direction nor visible form, for the goal to give to the spectators a physiological feeling. By this point of view, he creates also scenography and worked with French visual artist Marc Plas.

As a musician, He plays in differents contexts: acoustic improvisation music (bandoneon), prepared sitar (self-made instrument), electronic sound accompaniment for the dance etc. .. He also plays in collaboration with instrumentalists : Pierre Bastien, Hans Koch, Cristian Vogel, Gaudenz Badrutt, Roland Pinsard, Vincent Laubeuf, Cédric Piromalli, Pascal Le Gal, Patrice Grente, Yasumune MoriShige, Ko Ishikawa etc. And choreographers, notably with Jayachandran Palahzy (indian choreographer), he played in Venice Biennale, Bonn Biennale, Monaco Dance Forum, Dance Munich, Julidance(Amsterdam) etc..

His solo work concern about "no-sence". He tries to create "a sensory space", not only musical work. For realise it, he use different means, from acoustic to electric, from analog to digital, from stereo to surround.

Currently, He performs in the improvised music scene in collaboration with various musicians : Pierre Bastien, Hans Koch, Gaudenz Badrutt, Mihael Thieke, Jaap Blonk, Yasumune Morishige, Ko Ishikawa, Tetsuzi Akiyama, Kazuo Imai, DCC (Kouhei Harada.), Paul Laurent, Anton Mobin,  Rajivan Ayyappan and more.
He worked with Decibel, an Australian Contemporary music ensemble led by Cat Hope.
He collaborates often with choreographers, especially a Indian choreographer Jayachandran Palazhy and a South African choreographer Moya Michael.

In Tokyo He organizes also the "croisements" festival Tokyo edition (solo improvisation festival - postponed now) for the reflection about the nature of improvised music and in Kagoshima prefecture "croisements kagoshima" concert series.