PERFORMANCE MUSIC

ALL MUSICAL WORK BY MARIE-HÉLÈNE BLAY

These soundtracks were recorded during performances '' lives '' executed by Marie-Helene Blay.

Conceptualization, composition and / or arrangements, piano, prepared acoustic instruments,

samplings, sequences, various electronics, transformed "live" recordings,

finally mixing and mastering by Marie-Helene Blay

When specified, artists musicians / noisemakers invited ...

B.L.U.S.H.

Performance collective

ANNIE BAILLARGEON . PERFORMANCE CONCEPTUALIZATION, VISUAL, PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATION

ISABELLE LAPIERRE . PERFORMANCE CONCEPTUALIZATION, VISUAL, PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATION

MARIE-HELENE BLAY . SOUND CONCEPTUALIZATION, COMPOSOTION, SOUND EFFECTS, LIVE SOUND PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATION

GUEST STARS

Since 2014...

    LES MURS DU CIEL                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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Residence

Recto-Verso, Studio d' Essai de Méduse

Québec, Québec

Octobre 2018

MARIE-HELENE BLAY

Overlay captured and sequenced sounds until forming an impressionist orchestra

- All compositions, impressionist, repetitive ostinatos, audio art, musique actuelle

- Sampling: Wind, Thunder, alto saxophone, Donald J. Trump voice...

- Pre-recorded wind sequences by Gilles Bernard

- Live musical direction

- Live captures  : Plastic, chains, barrel, fan

- All improvised development

- Sequences

- Piano worked

- Live sound effects, internal and external sound effects controlled

GUEST STARS

LYNE GOULET . Prepared alto saxophone

                             chain, barrel, fan live sampling 

MÉLISSA SIMARD . Performance

NOÉMIE PERCY .  Lighting

Photographers

Etienne Boucher, Robert Girard

    LE SON DES CENDRES                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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Performance

Festival de Théâtre de rue de Lachine

Montréal, Québec

Aout 2018

Photographe

Vanessa Fortin

MARIE-HELENE BLAY

Large loop chained

- All compositions, classical, audio art, musique actuelle

- Sampling: Wind, Thunder, alto saxophone, Donald J. Trump voice...

- Pre-recorded prepared piano sequences (latex gloves)

- Pre-recorded wind sequences by Gilles Bernard

- Live captures

- All improvised development

- Sequences

- Piano and Fender Rhodes worked

- Live sound effects, internal and external sound effects controlled

    LES APOPHYSES ET LA PENSÉE MAGIQUE                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Performance / installation

Opening of the Pierre Lassonde Building at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts

Québec, Québec

MARIE-HELENE BLAY

Great progression

- All compositions, classical, audio art, musique actuelle

- Sampling: Water, industrial machine, flute, udus

  Light of god ministry voice...

- Live musical direction

- Live captures

- All improvised development

- Mini Yamaha keyboard, organ worked

- Sequences

- Live sound effects, internal and external sound effects controlled

GUEST STARS

CARL D. JARDINS . Hybrid battery

AUDRAY BOIVIN LAFRAMBOISE . Prepared tuba , voice

                                                              Water manipulation

Photographe

Robert Girard

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L'Ecart

Rouyn-Noranda, Québec

Photographe

Christian Leduc

Art party

Le Lobe

Chicoutimi, Québec

    PROFANE RADIO / PRIMITIVE RADIATION                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Performance

Verticale Tempo 1-2-3

Laval, Québec

MARIE-HELENE BLAY

Chaining multiple scenes 

- All compositions, audio art, musique actuelle and hard rock

- Sampling: electric tools, trimmer, pool motor, Grundig R-25 shortwave radio...

- Pre-recorded voice sequences by Carl D.Jardins and Baby Ju Ouellet

- Live captures

- All improvised development

- Keyboard, organ worked

- Sequences

- Live sound effects, internal and external sound effects controlled

Photographers

Alexis Bellavance, Ianna Book

Tools of the house -
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    NOUS SOMMES B.L.U.S.H.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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Performance

Conference about the collaboration

Creatives Mornings

Musée National des Beaux-Arts

Québec, Québec

MARIE-HELENE BLAY

Chaining multiple scenes in progression

- All compositions, audio art, musique actuelle

- Sampling: Short waves, Grundig R-25, French resistance 1944, UVB-76

  interference Allies 1944, Pierrot le fou-The beach (Jean-Luc Godard)...

- Pre-recorded Manifest voice Sequence by Carl D.Jardins

- Live captures

- All improvised development

- Fender Rhodes, alto saxophone worked

- Sequences

- Live sound effects, internal and external sound effects controlled

GUEST STAR

LYNE GOULET . Alto saxophone,

                             short waves manipulations 

Le Code -
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Le Réseau -
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    MARILYN IN THE SKY WHIT DIAMONDS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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IMAF

Mas Gallery
Odzaci, Serbie 

Suluv Gallery

Novi Sad, Serbie

Performance

MARIE-HELENE BLAY

Chaining multiple scenes

- Musique actuelle compositions

- Beatles Lucy in the sky whit diamonds and 

  A. Cooper Black JUJU arrangements

- Sampling : tuba, Marilyn Monroe voice... 

- All improvised development

- Piano, organ worked

- Sequences

Photographer

IMAF

MODT 31 -
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Lucy's yellow sparkling dream -
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LES FERMIERES OBSEDEES

FO section from 2009 to 2014

Realization of 7 sound concepts played live along 19 performances in Quebec, in Canada, in the United States, and in Eastern Europe.

EUGENIE CLICHE, ANNIE BAILLARGEON .  PERFORMANCE CONCEPTUALIZATION, VISUAL, PERFORMANCE,

ISABELLE LAPIERRE, PASCALE PICARD . PERFORMANCE

MARIE-HELENE BLAY . SOUND CONCEPTUALIZATION, COMPOSOTION, SOUND EFFECTS, LIVE SOUND PERFORMANCE

Performance collective

    LE MARCHE DU ZOMBIE / WALK YOUR TALK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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Performance / Wandering

on mobile allegoric platform

Collaboration with Vidéo Femmes

for the production of a movie

shot during the performance

Launch of the movie at the UQAM art gallery, Montreal, Quebec

Manif d'Art 7

Québec, Québec

MARIE-HELENE BLAY

Chaining multiple scenes in progression

- All compositions, contemporary classic and alternative rock

- 10 instruments orchestration played by 5 musicians

- Sampling: prepared piano, jack hammer, grader, excavator ...

- Live musical direction

- All improvised development

- Keyboard, organ and all instruments worked

- Sequences

- Live sound effects and internal sound effects controlled

GUEST STARS

AUDRAY BOIVIN LAFRAMBOISE . Tuba, fender rhodes

LYNE GOULET . Alto and baryton saxophone, 

PIERRE RICHARD . Bass, electric bass

ERIC LANGLAIS . Drum

Niobium -
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Keep it greasy -
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    LE DISCOURS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Choregrapher’s work remix

Mélanie Demers Junkyard/Paradise

Mayday Remix

Usine C

Montréal, Québec

MARIE-HELENE BLAY

Chained large loop, scène 360

- Arrangements on an existing soundtrack produced by Jacques Poulin-Denis

- Composition

- All improvised development

- Sequences

- Piano and organ worked

- Live internal sound effects controlled

Performance

    LES BULLES EXPLOSIVES                                                                                                         

La Chambre Blanche

Québec,Québec

New Danse Horizons 

Regina, Saskatchewan

Phénoména

Montréal, Québec

MARIE-HELENE BLAY 

Long indoctrination trance

- Classical compositions

- Improvised deconstruction of classical works: Richard Wagner Walkürenritt  

  Master Singers Prelude and Shostacovich's Jazz Suite 2

- Pre-recorded drum sequences played by GILLES BERNARD

- Piano, organ worked

- Live sound effects and internal sound effects controlled 

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Performance

    I WANT CANDY                                                                                                                          

Neutral Ground Gallery

Regina, Saskatchewan

OFFTA
Montréal,Québec

Nuit Blanche

Ottawa, Ontario

MS-T Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival

Calgary, Alberta

SAAG-Southern Art Gallery

Lethbridge, Alberta

Festival de Théatre de Rue de Lachine

Montréal, Québec

Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival

Defibrillator Art Gallery

Chicago, Illinois

MARIE-HELENE BLAY

Chaining multiple scenes 

- Classical composition

- F. Chopin Prelude op. 28 no 20 arrangement

- Popular songs arrangements

- Sampling : weapons of war, video game, applause

- All improvised development

- Piano, keyboard and organ worked

- Sequences

- Live sound effects and internal sound effects controlled

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    EPOPEE PAR RICOCHET                                                                                                           

La Colonie 25 years whit interest

L'Oeil de Poisson

Deschambault, Québec

MARIE-HELENE BLAY

Harmonic Lift

- Jazz compositions

- 2 popular pieces arrangements

- Improvised development until very free Freejazz

- Untreated piano

Performance

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Performance

    LA VALSE DES VENTRILOQUES                                                                                               

Live 09

Center A

Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique

It's come near your house

Musée National des Beaux-Arts

Québec, Québec

MARIE-HELENE BLAY

Great deconstruction

- Grand piano solo , classical and musique actuelle compositions

- S. Prokofiev Sonata 5 op.38 arrangement

- Prepared grand concert piano : clamps, magnets, clamps 

   adhesive tape, trowel ...

- All improvised development

- Live external sound effects controlled

Nuit fauve - Unknown Artist
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