Miracles or mirages

Miracles or mirages

On the 4th, with my friend Régïs Boulard we’ll speed down to Nantes for one of the few NO&RD gigs, the ones whose simple idea has our fingers itching with euphoric effects. It will happen at La Scène Michelet and we’ll have the privilege to launch the programme of the brand-new concert-promoter organisation « 73notes » with the amazing Miët I will soon talk about for another story.

When people wish to go backwards. Powerful words, a most-inspired actress, some harpsichord notes. A mother tells us about her progressive slip into a regressive ideology. Following its dates in Paris, the play « Le Fils » by l’Unijambiste company will be performed in Rennes at L’Aire Libre during the Festival Mythos on the 6th and 7th.

When people really move forward. To foresee what should soon transform our world when seizing the virtual and augmented reality to inspire beauty, here is what is driving Adrien M & Claire B. The first step of the collaboration that I have the pleasure to initiate with these two magicians of future takes shape through the Mirages & miracles art installation that is exhibited in Rouen for the Spring Festival up to 16 April.

On the 20th and 21st, heading South, to Aix-en Provence at the Théâtre du Bois de l’Aune where we’ll be with Claire ingrid Cottanceau, Thierry Thieû Niang and a new group of senior citizens to recapture the miracle conditions of NOVA – Oratorio.

In April, we’ll be diving with Nicolas Dick into the mixing of the inextricable forest of bombards and bagpipes that shelter our political fiction programme No Land. In April, you can always listen to our Création on Air and a new composition about the Rothko miracle.

In April, far from the concrete spaces, we’ll have to put up with the political freaks show. However, although we doubt it will really meet our ideals, we’ll try to target straight, at the very heart, hoping for the miracle of a reversing or a gathering that will spare us from the gradient of hatred, obscenity, ambushed cynicism.

And, rather than resigning, keeping on considering the miracle, albeit a mirage.

Olivier Mellano

2017-04 Lettre d'info d'Olivier Mellano