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.
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
NASA archives x improvisation based on Stravinsky
Clair de Lune
from Suite Bergamasque, by Claude Debussy
Maurice Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte x electronics
Sergei Rachmaninoff's Vocalise reconstructed in layers of morse code, with an encrypted message
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
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
Bloomsbury Festival, London, UK (2017)
XPosed Club, Cheltenham, UK (2017)
"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.