Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Online Performance Art Festival 5th


 
Muriel took part to Online Performance Art Festival 5th Summer Edition

 Friday, August ,11 ,2017




Online performance art is new art style for art going live on digital devices created by Sandra Bozic https://m.facebook.com/OnlinePerformanceArtFestival/









DESCRIPTION: “Mirroring” Muriel‘s solo performance celebrates a cappella vocals as sculptural elements incorporating live singing and sounds played in foreign languages She will use improvisation and she will explore the dramatic sonorities, shifts of vocal registers to create a “polyglot sonic space“.
BIO: Muriel Louveau is a French composer, performance-maker, and singer. She began performing at age five and went on to study the history of art and to follow the vocal training program of Roy Hart Theater. She refers to her compositions as neo classical vocal music inspired by ancient and foreign sound, and she creates her own imaginary language. International Highlights: New York: Next Wave Festival at BAM, Le Poisson Rouge, Galapagos Arts Space. Baltimore: Conservatory of Peabody. Europe, Russia (SKIFF), Austria, Latvia (French Spring festival), France (Lille 3000). tackk.com/about-muriel-louveau. ARTIST WEBSITE

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

VOCALS IN DARKNESS



VOCALS IN THE DARK  Sound Art Event 

Five Myles Gallery ,Brooklyn , June 8 -11 2017

This meditative and immersive artistic experience is set in darkness and transports the visitor to foreign territories.

Photo :Elizabeth Hayes Christopher 

        Vocal explorations created by Muriel Louveau ,inspired by Elizabeth Hayes Christopher poems

           http://www.fivemyles.org/new-events-1/2017/6/8/sounds-in-the-dark

Saturday, January 7, 2017

LIVE LANDON GALLERY


 Muriel Louveau  at Landon Gallery 
 with Painter Jean Pierre Potier


 Music composed by Muriel Louveau 

 Video editing  David Barish





               





Photo David Barish 


Photo David Barish 




                              








Monday, February 29, 2016

ABOUT THE MARY SHELLEY PROJECT  Work in progress

What do we know about Mary Shelley ? do we know that she was nineteen years when she wrote Frankestein novel?
How do we perceive Frankenstein ? Have you read the book or do you remember the film representations as a gothic tale?

Are you aware that the story was written in 1816 ,"a year without summer "?

At the time Shelley wrote most prolifically, the world had been plunged into semi-darkness, crop-failure,  famine, and a significant increase in riots, murders, and fatal illnesses by the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Tambora, in Indonesia.
During this time, Shelley wrote: “Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.”
As a composer musician, I felt inspired by  Shelley's figure,and this chaotic and apocalyptic environment which appears as the dramatic background echoing simultaneously to her own tragical life haunted by deaths and losses .
I could hear the storm and the sounds in this darkness…I could envision Mary's nightmares and the creature of Frankenstein surging like her double ,an avatar, a manifestation of her tortured  and revolted soul ,an alter ego ,waking up, dancing ,  waving between stillness and passion and calling for Hope .
I started my research and sound exploration with" Darkness" (inspired by Byron's poem )which is a multi layered vocal piece that enhances textures, atmospheres  and deep vocal range .
For each piece, the process is the same : the voice is a spatial component ,expressing  different tones like "characters "guiding , inviting the listener to enter , flow with this multidimensional exploration. Words become like sculptural  elements inducing movement, choreography  and you don't need your logic mind to analyze this experience .This project  is not a direct, detailed storyline but a personal interpretation and meditative process inspired by Shelley in which poetry is merging with sound and dance .

I sense Mary Shelley doesn't belong to the past and I feel a deep connection with this visionary and contemporary figure. The underlying  issues of the novel  including the obsession of Science , the search of Immortality and the philosophical and ecological context that shapes the story  fundamentally speak about each of us and address to our Human Nature.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Journey Works by Women ITV




Louveau returns to Theaterlab in New York City with Journey, comprised of two pieces, Skana and Mary Shelley Project. She spoke to Works by Women about Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf and why she’s happy to be back at Theaterlab: