Many collaborative projects have enriched my artistic growth. Here's a selection.
Music in direct response to artworks
Documented as a regular online cross-arts event, this project began in November 2013. It explores my musical responses to a range of art forms. The musical styles vary to evoke the essence of each selected artwork, specifically the artists's intention.
Due to a cyberspace glitch. the project disappeared into the ether. Currently several techy-wizzes are trying to get it back up and running. in the meantime, the artworks and music can be viewed here. (no big stories, just the bare bones). Just click on any image to hear the music and see the artwork in closer detail.
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...
HELEN DAVEY TRIO
poetic world-folk with a contemporary twist.
As a song writer, I enjoy accessing a wide array of tone colours to paint song moods. For this project, I sought multi instrumentalists who could meet this need. I have been blessed to work with two wonderful Swiss musicians: David Aebli (upright bass, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar) and percussionist, Ferdi Rauber (tabla, udu, gongs, many “nature sounds“ and didgeridoo).
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.
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