l’Artiste ordinaire is the inevitable collaboration between Melissa Grey & David Morneau. They create sound in performance. Their music is a heady mix of machined EDM beats, sound art practices, and soulful figurations. They bore inside moments of sonic ecstasy, exploding them into a trillion sparkling shards of shimmering sounds that swirl in a paradox of energized stasis. l’Artiste ordinaire designs projects that expand in endless variation to collaborate with musicians, video artists, designers, and creative technologists with Grey’s benjolin synthesizer and Morneau’s trombone at the center.
Drawn together by a shared desire to push beyond the usual contemporary classical music conventions in every way, Grey and Morneau founded l’Artiste ordinaire in 2016. Together they developed an inscrutable and immersive creative process capable of incanting a sonic magic out of structured improvisations, constrained processes, found poetry, and ancient musical practices.
l’Artiste ordinaire is based in New York City. More at artisteordinaire.org