mem mer mère transforms eight measures of Debussy’s La Mer into one giant slow-motion wave that rises from the depths of the ocean as it grows into a swirling mass of undulating sound before breaking through the brilliant sun glitter on the water’s surface. Performed by l’Artiste ordinaire—Melissa Grey & David Morneau, with cellist Kate Dillingham, this music invites listeners to float, to sway, to swim, to fly. As Dillingham’s cello and Morneau’s trombone incant the sea using fragments of La Mer, Grey—like Salacia in her realm—interweaves them through layers of shimmering live sound processing that conjure the ocean.
mem mer mère World Premiere
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
121 N. Union Avenue
Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078