Isabelle Olivier – Harpist, composer, educator, and artistic director at Metamorphose
The issue of edge has always been of interest to landscapers but today it appears to be a primordial societal element for living in a respectful and plural world.
Let me introduce my new project. I am going to compose and perform a jazz oper(rph)arp. Many years ago, I first heard Bobby McFerrin and his incredible voice. So, after hearing my idea, he allowed me to use his title, "Don't Worry, Be HaRpy."
"To listen to Dodecasongs is to be drawn into a system of mirrors whereby twenty years of music are perceived as one by the beholder. This collection is like a twentieth birthday bouquet of flowers, each of them picked on a different evening of the year 2011 – twenty-six souvenirs collected over twelve months of touring and performing..."
Initially, I had a dream : working in duet with musicians whose sound and personality deeply touched me. Everyone shares the same risks and openness, the playful exploration of the creative paths. Each piece is a living painting, heavenly blue, or perhaps even "Foolish"!
This musician [...] never fails to " magical " aesthetics attached to it. Alone or faced with electronic machines by Olivier Sens, she develops a language almost Monkish, refusing any gratuitous virtuosity in favor of an exploration of the potentialities of this instrument.
Reference group of the harpist for more than twenty years than she conducts the band, Ocean is a wave of freshness and music rocked by the imagination of elements.