ONE ART

Launch and premiere on 21 October 2016

Here is some feedback from the audience:

‘The whole evening was wonderful from the canapés and fizz to the stunning a capella performance of One Art…The CD is amazing!’

‘Thank you so much for a brilliant evening – utterly compelling and spellbinding.’

‘I did enjoy One Art & am listening to the Debussy songs at the moment: they’re lovely, and you’ve got a great accompanist.’

‘Spellbinding solo performance by Laure Meloy tonight in Canterbury – songs, poems and letters by Elizabeth Bishop set by Paula M Kimper. It was a privilege to be there.’

‘A thoughtful and engaging performance by @lameloy. Excited to listen to my new CD #ONEART’

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One Art is ready to Launch!

Life affirming poetry by Elizabeth Bishop, set to music by Paula Kimper, performed by soprano Laure Meloy.

The launch of an art song recording, and the World Premiere of the song set One Art, is presented in a unique opera/cabaret performance illustrating the life and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop. Please join us for this one-of-a-kind event, and celebrate One Art!

Friday, 21 October 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Conquest House Gallery – Canterbury Festival Umbrella Programme
17 Palace Street, Canterbury CT1 2DZ
Box office: 01227 472953
£13 advance, £15 at the door

A co-production of Femme Lunatique Productions & The Mosaic Cat

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We used crowdfunding site Indiegogo to back the recording portion of the One Art project. Thank you to everyone who contributed, whether through Indegogo, in person, or in kind.

This page lists our wonderful donors on the Wall of Eternal Gratitude!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/one-art–2/x/13302452#/

The Wall of Eternal Gratitude 

Thanks to the following backers:

Anna-Louise Taylor
Griselda Cann Mussett
Christine Poulton
Timothy Caldwell
Lina Saavedra
Glen London
Rob O’Brien
Richard Artingstoll
Nathalie Banaigs
Brigitte Baden-Rennie
Anonymous
Patricia Mahoney
Jamie Moore
Alison Robertson
Laurel Townend

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Femme Lunatique’s inaugural project, One Art: lost and found

New art songs based on the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, US Poet Laureate 1949-1950. American opera composer Paula Kimper has been commissioned to set the songs, and completed the first song, One Art, in 2014. On December 11 2014, One Art received its premiere reading at the National Opera Center in New York. Read more about the project here:

IMG_2120IMG_2121Ultimately, the composition will be completed to comprise a group of three songs, which will be premiered as part of a full recital programme, on both sides of the Atlantic, and recorded for CD and download. Casabianca and One Art are now complete, and the final song of the group, Objects & Apparitions, is in progress.

In order to support this multi-faceted project, Femme Lunatique Productions will be conducting a crowd-funding campaign in the coming months. Please check this website for updates!

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