Justin Messina (b. 1980) works with both acoustic and electronic means to create works that explore the expressive nature of sound. These works range from large orchestral compositions to electronically created sound installations.
His most recent album Shortwave Artifacts investigates the mysterious nature of radio. Made entirely of radio sounds and music for string ensemble, the album emerged naturally following a decade of working as a dj and producer. His works have been performed at major concert halls in the US and Europe, including Carnegie Hall, Cité de la Musique, Concertgebouw, and Wiener Musikverein.
Learn more: justinmessina.com
Wind is silent. It drifts in imperceptible disturbances, swirling and gusting and rushing until it encounters an object, and then everything changes. Suddenly it whistles or howls or moans as it transforms. Mistral is a project based on the elusive and intangible quality of wind and the sounds it produces. A portrait of the mistral will emerge through audio recordings in various resonant ecosystems throughout the Calanques and the surrounding area, capturing the personal and emotional significance of this uniquely Mediterranean phenomenon.