The small opera created by Nicolas Murer for Lili Reynaud-Dewar's installation presented at the 2014 Venice Biennale, sung by Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Nicolas Murer and the choir of HEAD, Geneva.
The piece that Lili Reynaud-Dewar showed at Venice Biennial 2015 "All Tomorrow's Futures" consisted of two series of high metallic structures on which were mounted printed curtains.
The curtains showed the libretto written by her and sung by the singers of what she called a small modest bad blood opera (Diego de Atucha, Naim Bityqy, Maud Constantin, Etienne Chosson, Romain Juan, Sarah Margnetti,Lea Meier, Coline Mir, Sarah Sandler), whose musical score was "composed" and played by Nicolas Murer.
This record is the small modest bad blood opera.
Expect simple tunes with keyboards, noise and drum machines, a strong amateur choir, a sense of holiness.
Pulling from a multiplicity of influences – fashion subcultures, radical design, or the history of cinema –, Lily Reynaud Dewar (born 1975 in La Rochelle, France) draws slanting lines between her personal history and some universal cultural signifiers. She often identifies with icons of cultural or racial transgression, such as writer and activist Jean Genet
, visionary jazz musician Sun Ra
, or dancer Josephine Baker. Thanks to the use of performance and the text, and through ever-changing roles and the interplay of people and objects, Reynaud Dewar creates a dialogue that challenges fixed identities, or the politics of the exhibition.
Seel also Yves Aupetitallot : Conversation with Lili Reynaud- Dewar, before This Is My Place, Magasin, Grenoble, 2012
Nicolas Murer, also known as Macon, Mulan Serrico, Spor Tranquil,
Ton Ami, etc., member of Drosofile, Gueule Ouverte and Jack Nicklaus Tribute Band, is the founder of Stochastic Releases, based in Grenoble (France).