Fall 2014 Newsletter
What a wonderful season autumn is, with its vibrant colors, and as Albert Camus said, where every leaf is a flower. The current Indian summer is an extraordinary time.
I feel so joyful to finalize "Do not worry, be Harpy" for a first album with Larry Gray / Marc Buronfosse - bass, Paul Wertico / Fabrice Moreau drums, Celine Grangey acoustic and electronics sounds and mix. This is a very exciting dialogue between France and the United States. After months of gestation, the new creation will be ready in a few weeks. It will be released by Enja / Yellow Bird, distributed by Harmonia Mundi in France and Allegro in the United States. The support of all individuals and institutions to release it is a great energy for artistic dynamics.
I’m thrilled to get an artistic grant from the Region Ile de France which will achieve our goals of implementing three steps: Instrumental in 2014, 4 singers and the Big Sea Band in 2015 and finally the full scale form with a Big Band and a Choir in 2016 .
In October, I had the chance to fulfil an artistic residency at Silo Mereville (91) in a rural setting, where the nature of the "Baron in the Tree”" was very present. Soon, we will also present our instrumental version of the opera at Castle Blandy - a unique medieval castle near Paris. And then concerts in Chicago will continue the instrumental opera.
I will perform a concert at The Belgium Center of the Harp, and will lead a Master class in Brussels. We will bring together young harpists from all over Europe. I will introduce the new electro-acousitque Salvi harp - "The Rainbow" harp, and allow everyone to discover an amazing harp with acoustic and electronic possibilities. I am proud to be an ambassador and to share this modern evolution of the instrument with young professionals - I am proud to research and develop an instrument that has such endless potential.
Hope to see you soon at the next concert and to share some musical ensemble autumn flowers.