'Sometimes she gently nudges us, other times she bludgeons us into thinking about what it is be human, both with the music and the lyrics. This...is what real music is all about.'- Shawn Phillips
As an artists and musician I have always felt that the limitations of genres and pre determined constructs kills creativity and also greatly affects the listener or onlooker. My music ranges from celtic folk, to contemporary, to dream pop to electronic, and everything in-between... no apologies.
I hope to make a name for myself through honing my skills as a vocalist, storyteller, composer and pianist.
Events & Projects
Past Events and Projects:
2018 "SYNESTHESIA" Music video Launch in "Bright gallery and studio" Woodstock. Matinino spent three months editing three music videos covering three different genres. The launch was an opportunity to screen all three videos to a seated audience.The idea behind the music videos is to bring light to the notion that the artist sees the world from a different perspective. (Videos and explanation above)
2017 "UNFINISHED" Collaborative gig with dance company Darkroom contemporary. The idea of the show
was to create live art through music and dance that is combined the moment it is performed.
I performed a show in five parts alongside dance makers ANY BODY ZINE,
SOMA_MOVEMENT and Mamela Nyamza! 1 band. 2 square meters. 3 dance makers.
Endless possibilities. On the spot improvisation. On the spot collaboration.
2016 "THE UNIVERSE AND ITS DISSONANCE" Legendary folk guitarist and singer Shawn Phillips agreed to do
a small tour with me at numerous venues in Cape Town. The tour proved to be successful.
I proceeded to go work in Shawns studio where I featured on 3 of his tracks as a pianist.
2015 "TOUR IN HOLLAND" I spent 3 months in Holland doing shows in and around Groningen,
performing in numerous small venues and theater's.
2014 "FANTASY OF FLIGHT" An exhibition/gig in Tulbagh sponsored by Twee Jonge Gezellen featuring
the work of Vasek Matousek, Thomas Doorman and the music of Italian
flutist Allesandro Gigli. (see promo video amongst Youtube videos above)
2011 "NUMEROUS AFIKABURN SHOWS" For 4 years in a row I performed at an art festival in the desert
- 2015 based on BURNING MAN. I built my own performance spaces, being the first person to build a live music performance stage
at AFRIKABURN in 2011, and collaborated with artists such as Anthea Delmotte and Daya Heller.
After the last performance on each structure we burnt the structures down according to the Afrikaburn tradition.
for a formal history and layout of Martinique du Toit's aka Matinino's
past collaborative projects, CV, and proposal for Foreign residency.
Upcoming Events and Projects:
Biorhythm is an experiment in showcasing Music Videos LIVE before they are launched online to give both the musician and audience members back the tangibility and authenticity of presenting an artwork.
A SUBJECTIVE INTERPRETATION.
AN INTIMATE EXCHANGE.
BIORHYTHM will be a series of events to launch and showcase 2 up and coming music videos by MATININO, the first: "THE GARDEN" and second: "TWIGS AND STRING", which will only be available for viewing LIVE at Biorhythm events and ONLY launched online at the end of September 2019.
Beyond this, Biorhythm as a whole presents an opportunity for other featured musicians to perform their music, showcase their their own media and for visual artists to gain exposure and sell their work at the events.
FOR BIORHYTHM FACEBOOK CALENDAR AND INFORMATION