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Mademoiselle

Nostalgic, cinematic, electrifying, yet vulnerable. Mademoiselle is a surreal evocation an evening in Paris through the eyes of someone experiencing ‘saudade’: an isolating yet deep emotional state of missing someone with a repressed knowledge that the person will never return.

A show integrating classical piano, Parisian soundscapes, electronica, dance, visual lighting designs, and improvisation. 

Performers: 

Belle Chen - piano & soundscapes

Anastasia Kostner - dance & choreography

Maarten van der Glas - lighting design & VJ

live show developed in collaboration with

Iain Chambers - electronics

Dougal Lott - electronics

Programme include:

Moon-Spotting

NASA archives x improvisation based on Stravinsky

Clair de Lune

from Suite Bergamasque, by Claude Debussy

Dead Princess

Maurice Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte x electronics

Silent Codes

Sergei Rachmaninoff's Vocalise reconstructed in layers of morse code, with an encrypted message 

Dig

Frederic Chopin's Prelude No. 2 x electronics

Green on Black 

Original work for piano x electronics, with captured intimate sounds evoking heightened senses in a still room

Detour

A collage of classical canon 

Tango No. 2

From the Tango Suite, by Astor Piazzolla

Improvisations throughout - with piano, soundscapes, and electronics

TECH RIDER AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Selected Performances:

Bloomsbury Festival, London, UK (2017)

XPosed Club, Cheltenham, UK (2017)

Audience Response:

"An intimate and mesmerising mix of music, electronics and dance this eve"

"Absolutely stunning performance by Belle Chen and collaborators tonight. Thoroughly enjoyed."

"This was so good - a personal & moving performance. It felt like nothing else existed outside the hall for the duration."

More audience response and full proposal available upon request. 

Previous Performances