November Rain News
Since the last concert of the release evening of my EP, here are the last news:
I was lucky enough to spend the month of October under the changing skies of one of my home-regions, Normandy, a perfect location for the time-consuming job of searching for record label and places to play.
Development of my concert in duet/trio-
Philippe Henry, who played cello on 2 songs of the Lighthouse Tree has accepted to work on the cello arrangement of the whole set. So, he will play along with me on stage when we will be ready, this spring and summer. I am happy about this collaboration because Philippe is both an inspired chamber music specialist and opened to diverse music genre such as Bachianas de Heitor Villa- Lobos, Piazolla, jazz, oriental music based on Rumi and Kabir poetry. He founded the « compagnie Philippe Henry » in 2005 that produce chamber music performances, poetry, tales, improvisation and stage direction. Here you will read more about Philippe's biography.
During my northern stay, I was taught the bases of video editing (thanks to you my dear friend Samuel, who is a video editor), as a result of this work, you can discover 2 videos on my Youtube page:
- A teaser of a concert that was filmed this summer by Co2Edit.
- Peau d’Ame's musical photography, you will also hear Philippe Henry playing in this song
The photography of the last video is lent by a photographer I met in Arles this July, during the f"estival de Photographie Voix Off", Ludovic Florent. We both felt the link between our 2 poetic universes so you can admire one of the photography extracted from his serie « L’Ivresse des Profondeurs » (Euphoria of the Depths)
To come and see me live -
You can come and hear me play live on the 26th of November at the Salamandre, in Arles, a cultural association. The place is charming : it is an ancient vaulted arlesian basement and catering service is provided but be careful, you must book in advance because there are only a dozen tickets left. To book, you need to contact me via facebook or the contact page.
Last but not the least, I now work on a composition inspired by the movie "We need to talk about Kevin" de Lynne Ramsay. I have been invited to compose that song by the association "Ateliers Cliniques Psychanalyse Institution". It is over 5 years now that I am part of this group, composed of people working in the fields of healing, teaching, social work, art and psychoanalysis. A lot of our work is based on storytelling, literature, cinema as a media for the transmission of the clinical psychology.
This year, we wanted to think about this phenomena of "violent act" in particular during adolescence, questioning the basis of our humanity, of our social link.
I wil sing that song on Friday the 2nd of December, after the movie and before the debate. On Saturday, different conferences will took place. If you want to know more about the ACPI, unfortunately our website and conferences are all ni French but do not hesitate to contact me by the contact page of my facebook page. you will need to book and tell us whether you want to enjoy the catering service provided for Saturday lunch.
See you soon to discover the movie clip of ’Under The Sea", that is being edited by Virginie Blanchard at the moment, and to tell you more concert dates ...