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l’Artiste ordinaire is a collaboration between Melissa Grey & David Morneau.
Music composed by l’Artiste ordinaire with Kate Dillingham after Claude Debussy’s La Mer
live sound processing: Melissa Grey
trombone: David Morneau
cello: Kate Dillingham
live visuals: Marc Fiaux
with recorded narration: Dr. Bhawani Venkataraman
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
mem mer mère World Premiere
Havre de Grace Cultural Center at the Opera House
121 N. Union Avenue
Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078
mem mer mère transforms eight measures of Debussy’s La Mer into one giant slow-motion wave that begins deep in the ocean’s trenches and rises through the Abyss, the Midnight, the Twilight, and finally the Sunlight as it breaks through the brilliant sun glitter on the water’s surface. Performed by l’Artiste ordinaire with cellist Kate Dillingham and live visualist Marc Fiaux, this music magnifies the formidable eight-measure cello excerpt from La Mer. As Dillingham’s cello and David Morneau’s trombone incant the sea using fragments of La Mer, Melissa Grey—like Salacia in her realm—interweaves them through layers of shimmering live sound processing that conjure the ocean.