Saturday, April 21, 2018

Rechnitz by Elfriede Jelinek US PremiƩre

Muriel Louveau has created the music &sound track for Rechnitz by Elfriede Jelinek  a play directed by Ildko Nemeth

The production runs April 19th– May 5th, 2018 at The New Stage Performance Space (36 West 106th Street, NYC).


 New Stage Theatre Company presents the US premiere of Rechnitz, written by Nobel Prize-winning Austrian playwright Elfriede Jelinek and directed by Ildiko Nemeth. Examining the silence around a historical event of mind-boggling evil, Rechnitz delves bravely into the psychology of dehumanization, brutality, and denial. The text lays bare the strategies complicit humans use to diffuse staggering guilt, and the ways in which these strategies can turn the moral compass of an entire society berserk. 

Photos by Lee Wexler | Images for Innovation
Photos by Lee Wexler | Images for Innovation

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

On Line Performance Art Festival 6

 Mirroring 2

Duration: 7 min

Watch: 2nd December 2017 at 4pm UTC


Mirroring” 2 Muriel‘s solo performance is a variation of the vocal piece she featured for Online Performance Art festival 5 .She 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“ inviting the audience to an aural journey

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

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). ARTIST WEBSITE

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


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


Saturday, January 7, 2017


 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


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.