Guitar and stories
by Mickael Luis
This is what it's all about.
My aim is to create a new multidisciplinary show combining music, text and illustrations. A show composed of several stories dedicated mainly to children. The books for children include topics and images that appeal to the imagination of the recipient! An imagination and creativity intensified by my music and a live reading of the album, forming a real entertainment. Initially, I will spend 2 months composing guitar music from children’s books. Then I will collaborate and work with an actress to create a real synergy between text and music. Children’s books can stimulate our creativity and allow us to form an original duo! Finally, we’ll perform and record some musical stories that we’ve worked on!
My project is special because ...
More than a personal project, it is also an educational project that can lead to a certain open-mindedness. A real potential is revealed for the development of the child. Children are fascinated by the synergy between reading and music. Such a show can be used as a tool to establish links and produce a better understanding of reading and musical practice. The children’s album gives me emotions and joy. It is a creative source that allows me, in my opinion, to create original and true music. I rhythm my music according to the flow of the story (text and images). The picture books creates suspense, a climax and resolution. It allows me to say yes to things that I would not have dared to use in my music. These books take me back to my childhood and take me on a journey. They awaken our emotions and our opinions on certain topics in life. My goal is to share all of this with the public!
This is what I need backing for.
-> two months of composition work for guitar from children’s albums.
-> the necessary material for the project.
-> the work of a Swiss actress for her rehearsals and performance at the premiere of the show.
-> a studio recording in Les Ponts-de-Martel (studio, editing, mastering, CD production).
-> a work of assembly of illustrations for the shows.
-> the rental of a cine-club for a rehearsal and premiere of the show.
-> some travel expenses