Welcome to the website of artist, multi-disciplinary technologist, hacker, and composer Martin Backes

NUIT BLANCHE PARIS 2019 Exhibition

My installation ‘What do machines sing of?’ will be part of this years Nuit blanche in Paris (France). ‘Nuit Blanche – edition 18’ will take place at Le Centquatre-Paris on october 5th, 2019. It`s bascially a sort of pre-opening on October 5th, 2019 of the following ‘BIENNIAL OF […]

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WHITEBOX Exhibition

My installation ‘What do machines sing of?’ will be shown next as part of a group show called ‘Pandora’s Box Opened’ at whiteBOX in Munich. So if you happen to be around for the opening, see you there!

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New Synth: Blue Noise Box

I designed and built my very own noise synthesizer made out of simple electronics components (resistors, capacitors, transistors, LEDs, integrated circuit chips). By the use of such primitive analog computers in combination with feedback, sensors and other inputs, „Blue Noise Box“ creates it`s very unique sound.

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IT’S A BOOK 2019 Exhibition & Audiowalk

I am presenting my latest work „I am sitting in a machine;“ at ‘It’s a book 2019‘ in Leipzig, Germany. It will be presented differently this time. You can experience the work in the form of an audio walk instead of a net art piece or a dubplate […]

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New Artwork: I am sitting in a machine;

I am really happy to present my new work „I am sitting in a machine;“. The work consists of two parts. One part is a web page application distributed via the Internet. The other part is a limited edition dubplate record consisting of 30 units.

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Sound for Video Installation

I cooperated with australian artist Petrina Hicks to work on a new video installation called „Hippy and the Snake“. I did all the recording, processing and sound design for the two-channel video installation.

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Irklang Exhibition

I exhibited a new site specific sound installation for public space called „Irklang“ at the Artsummer Schwaben 09, Kloster Irsee, Germany. Above are some photos about the work (setup, recording sessions and opening) and the place itself called Abbey Irsee. About Irklang Dimensions: variable Material: Mixed media sound […]

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