SOUND-PAINTINGS

Music in direct response to artworks

Documented as a regular online cross-arts event, this project began in November 2013. It explores my musical interpretations of a range of art forms. The musical styles vary to evoke the essence of each selected artwork, specifically the artists's intention.

Both the artworks and music can be viewed here.
Just click on any image to hear the music and see the artwork in closer detail. Unfortunately, due to current cyber 'roadworks' the complete project is temporarily unavailable. Hoping all will be back soon. 

Salon Series

Live "Sound-Paintings" in dialogue with other artists' works

The Salon Series is an ongoing project I began in 2009, working with other artists from different art-forms. Their art, my music. To date I've had salons with writers, poets, dancers, photographers, painters, mixed media and theatre artists. Below is an excerpt from my Salon Series with Dutch artist Petrus Spronk (Video by Marc Eiden): 

FLEUR de SEL

lyrical... evocative... filmic... 

Deutsch:Lyrisch, evocativ, filmisch, Fleurs de Sel erforschen Musik für Klavier, Akkordeon, Saxofon und Stimme an den Grenzen von Neoklassik, Jazz und World-Folk.

RUTH BIERI: piano, accordion, saxophone 

HELEN DAVEY: voice, piano, accordion
 

videos: 
Bach's Boots         
Waltzer

HELEN DAVEY TRIO

poetic world-folk with a contemporary twist.

As a song writer, I enjoy accessing a BIG palette of tone colours. For this project, I sought multi instrumentalists who have worked in a range of music traditions, so we could tackle that palette. I have been blessed to work with two wonderful Swiss musicians who meet this need: David Aebli (upright bass, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar) and percussionist, Ferdi Rauber (tabla, udu, gongs, many “nature sounds“ and didgeridoo).
CD: Carvings
 

DIE NAERRISCHEN ALTEN

Interactive  Improvised  theatre

Playback Theater lädt ein,  inne zu halten und einen fremden Blick  auf Altbekanntes zu werfen. Unvermittelt erhalten erinnerte und erzählte  Geschichten im improvisierten Spiel auf der Bühne eine neue Dimension.  Die stimmige Musik, ein treffendes Wort, eine ausdrucksstarke Geste  bringen bisher verdeckte Elemente unvermittelt ans Licht.

Wir improvisieren frei,  ohne jede Absprache unter SchauspielerInnen  und MusikerInnen. Diesem Mix zwischen persönlicher  Auseinandersetzung,  sozialem Engagement und künstlerischem  Anspruch gilt unsere Passion.
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LOTTE & LENI 

free improvisation - experimental music

Celebrating tension, distension, dis-allsorts of things...Lotte and Leni are Brigitte Meyer (cello, guitar & vox) & Helen Davey (prepared piano, accordion, percussion & vox) working in the improvised realm with two voices and quite some strings amongst other things. 
The Trans-Lations CD