Sometimes notes stop time

Sometimes notes stop time

Barely enough time to get one’s breath back when December is lining up, fortunately full of times that should allow us to momentarily get out of the mad race of time.

On the 1st, I’ll join again the timeless Jean-Pascal Dubost for « Écrire l’Apocalypse » and pull the thread of centuries that separates us from the inspiring medieval Tapestry of the Apocalypse. It will happen at the Médiathèque Toussaint (in Angers) at 6.30pm.


Electricity and free-songs guaranteed on the 7th at the Elysée Montmartre in Paris where we will take another look at the wonderful John Greaves’ wonders for a NO&RD&ES power trio and opening Jeanne Added who invites us to close her tour that night. More intimacy, on the 13th with John again and still in Paris, we will meet Valérie Gabail to broaden the outlines of our Manifesto project under the wings of sweet devils Laurent Valéro and Scott Taylor for « Rêvons c’est l’heure« , the monthly rendez-vous that they have settled at the Rendez-Vous d’Ailleurs .

Another dream, with the caravan of oddity « On a dit… » that, while scattering its shimmering gloss to the roof-tops of France, will stop at the Théâtre de Vénissieux on the 9th.

From Vénissieux to vernissage, there is ventilation, the verb, verity, Verlaine, vermilion and one night’s rest as on the 10th we will celebrate the monsters from the Rational Gallery being set up at the famous Studio Caverne usually haunted by more noisy swanky ones.

Carrying armloads of awards, gathered from Seoul to Brasilia through Bucharest, « The Girl without Hands » by Sébastien Laudenbach will light up the French screens from the 14th.

Two blisses are better than one, the film music will be released on the whole blue planet at Playa Mayor Music on the 9th. And it is for sure the voice of wild girl Laetitia Shériff that you will hear on the end credits. On the 17th at 2.00pm, I will be at the EESAB in Rennes for the La Fête du Court-Métrage to speak about my work for the films cooked up by Sir Laudenbach.

Lastly, although it is not really because of me if “outsiiiiide you will be so coooold”, we will conclude red-booted as a fabulous discount of some 33.33 times the cost divided by 100 is on the house for the Packs MellaNoisEscape/Rational Gallery vinyl’s/cds/T-shirts/silkscreens/postcards. As a matter of principle I still try to stay out crowdfunding for producing my work but if existing things might allow coming ones to blossom, then it will be Xmas.

Have a lovely end of year.

Olivier Mellano

2016-12 Lettre d'info d'Olivier Mellano