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Melissa Auf der Maur et le FVA: un spectacle exclusif

Monday, March 7, 2011

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Choosing Melissa Auf der Maur as one of our 10th Anniversary Guest of Honour was easy. She’s independent, generous and astonishing, just like the Festival is.

C’est aussi et surtout une artiste indépendante, multidisciplinaire et exigeante, en plus d’être une rockeuse flamboyante de renommée internationale.

We honour her sass, her freedom, her inner warrior and her spirit.

Et en l’honneur du FVA, Melissa a créé un spectacle unique, pour faire découvrir son univers comme jamais auparavant.

“When I was thirteen, I stared into the night sky long enough to grasp the notion of infinity. Even since, I’ve been orbiting around the themes of time travel and duality. Contemplating, exploring the dual realities of earth and outer space, masculine and feminine, inner and outer worlds, heart and mind… My concert at La Tulipe, in honor of the Festival Voix d’Amériques 10th anniversary, is an extension of this exploration. An intimate show, created exclusively for this event, it will be stripped down to bass, synthesizers, minimal guitar and visuals. I will experiment with my current repertoire and play tribute to the influential work of others.” — Melissa Auf der Maur.

Avec des projections de Fou Malade et les musiciens Alex Crow, Will Tendy et autres invités.

And more! Musical opening act with In the Pines. Formed by Andrew Whiteman and Ariel Engle, In the Pines is their Alice Notley tribute — her text, which is routed in both american folksong and delphic visionary traditions, is here brought back into song.