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- Following 'La Chair des Anges' released in 2008, this is the second project of composer Olivier Mellano released on Naïve.
'How We Tried A New Combination Of Notes To Show The Invisible' declines a musical composition into 3 repertoires: classical music, electric guitar, and electro hip hop.
It was performed at renowned French festival Transmusicales de Rennes on 6, 7 and 8 December, while Naïve are releasing the 3-CD & bonus DVD set.
Since the early '90s, Olivier Mellano has been multiplying musical adventures, favouring human and artistic encounters. Violinist, guitarist and above all passionate in all things musical, he has accompanied Dominique A, Laetitia Shériff or Bed. Hovering between hip-hop excursions (Psykick Lyrikah), solitary escapades (La Chair des Anges, and the recent MellaNoisEscape) and limitless acts (Mobiil), the man is often spotted where least expected. In 1998, he presented, during that year’s Trans, his sonic adventure L’Ile Electrique, an island inhabited by the guitarists of his highly exclusive Pink Iced Club.
14 years later, he’s back with 'How We Tried…,' a creation without tunnel vision or borders, where his dearest musical obsessions intertwine.
Olivier Mellano delivers three interpretations of the same musical theme, divided into four movements that represent an invitation to a “metaphorical journey”, a one way ticket to discover the “act of creation”. With Arvö Part or Gavin Bryars as imaginary godparents, this artist handles with natural ease different kinds of music, baroque or new, repetitive or traditional, noisy or classical. For the first voyage he is escorted by the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne led by Jean-Michel Lavoie with soprano Valerie Gabail. For the following voyage, classified as 'electric', he rejoins the 13 members of the Pink Iced Club and invites Simon Huw Jones, haunting singer of English band And Also The Trees. Finally, he emphasises the escapade using an electronic swerve with the voices of Black Sifichi, Arm and MC Dälek.
Far from any rational classification, this amazing odyssey shows the audience how a single theme can give rise to as many interpretations as there are musicians and/or instruments. How a single note can resonate differently and draw different emotions.
- Olivier Mellano
Valérie Gabail [soprano]
Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne / Jean-Michaël Lavoie
Simon Huw Jones [voice], Olivier Mellano [g, b]
Nicolas Courret [dr]
The ex-sober sailors of the Sagrada chaos choir of living-dead sea
MC Dälek / iconAclass, Black Sifichi, Arm
Choeur des enfants de l’école de musique de Locminé
- 4 CD + DVD - 2h 0mn 0s
release date. 2013-02-11