Messier's projected shadows and that of his equipment were as big a part of the show as the sounds he was creating, as the two combined to create an ominous spectacle. After the shadows had ceased, the once inanimate cables began to illuminate like forks of lightning, flickering wildly across the stage. If Nikola Tesla were to play at MUTEK, this is the type of show he'd perform.
Just when it seemed like Messier had revealed all his audio-visual tricks, he emerged from the rear, brandishing a violin bow. He used this to rub and smack his modular concoction, increasing the speed and noise, before one final thump of the bow, and then silence. Messier walked around front to look at his wired beast, with admiration and awe, as the crowd did the same, wondering what it was they'd just seen.