Skana and More projects
Muriel Louveau 's performance "Skana and more" is an extended and theatrical show,with live vocals, music and dance. Muriel performs songs of the album Skana produced with american composer Charles B Kim,and other selected pieces, all in foreign languages…
Muriel Louveau 's performance "Skana and more" is an extended and theatrical show,with live vocals, music and dance. Muriel performs songs of the album Skana produced with american composer Charles B Kim,and other selected pieces, all in foreign languages inspired by far off lands, and coming from liturgical as well as poetic sources.
For this new version, the choreographer dancer Emily Pope Blackman joins Muriel to create dance works in response to her singing
It all started when French singer, Muriel Louveau , and american composer Charles B Kim have produced and written "Skana " a cd entirely recorded in cyber space
Despite the music having groundings in the past, the production of this album was a very 21st century endeavor.
Muriel and Charles relied primarily on email and the occasional phone conversation to communicate ideas to each other and transferred audio files over the Internet. Thanks to modern technology, the end result is the same as if Louveau and Kim had worked in the same studio in the same city.
So the concept of staging Skana as a theatrical journey , with compatible , innovative artists like Emily Pope Blackman who follow the same cyber creative process came as a natural consequence. These artists share the same passion for foreign cultures, virtual territories and they celebrate synergistic languages drawing global and historical influences that span centuries , cross ethnic and spiritual divides.
This performance at Galapagos Art Space is a work in progress the first step towards other possible future multi dimensional performances we'd like to develop .that contribute to awareness of "re-interpretation" from ancient languages rooted in time, while projecting future artistic language that everyone will feel.