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:
              

Monday, August 24, 2015

About the mary shelley project JOURNEY Sept, 22nd , 2015



THEATERLAB in NYC  will present Muriel Louveau's Journey as part of  the International Artist Exchange Serie“Mi Casa Es Su Casa  http://www.theaterlabnyc.com.


Journey combines two theatrical pieces- US Premiere Mary Shelley Project and Skana-that share similar themes of straddling the space between light and darkness, wakefulness and sleep  -



Skana, presented in a newly staged version, with dancer Emily Pope Blackman , will be paired with Mary Shelley Project :This new piece ,created in collaboration with artist Autumn Kioti Moonface   is inspired by Mary Shelley's story and the apocalyptic " 1816 year without summer" following 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 and performer, I felt inspired by  Shelley's figure and by this apocalyptic environment which appears as the dramatic background echoing simultaneously to her 's own tragical life haunted by deaths and losses .I sense  her visions don't belong to the past. The underlying  issues of the novel  including  the search of Immortality and the philosophical and ecological context that shapes the story  fundamentally speak about each of"us'

SAVE THE DATE  OF  SEPT , 22 nd, 2015 More details  here

Listen to Muriel 's recording Darkness  inspired by Lord Byron 's poem