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« O me! O life! ... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish... what good amid these, O me, O life? Answer. That you are here – that life exists, and identity, that the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. »
In a bar lost in the infinite universe, frontiers of style and genre are abolished, all cohabit in a half-conscious state. Haunted by a blurry past, fearful of an unknown future. Red Velvet is a still frame in time, a light entertaining critique which can be applied at any time and to any place. A pastiche of our society, all characters are linked although unique, all songs are interconnected and create the symphonic tapestry. The metaphoric pre-apocalyptic microcosmic world that is Red Velvet takes one on a journey, a personal one, helped by the personification of each song. Red like the blood in our veins, like the thread of life, the beat, what keeps us alive.
The festive, playful, groovy musical genre is a backbone to bittersweet ambiguous and satirical lyrics. The literary and graphic inspiration behind the burlesque project let to a delicate and interesting balance of words, feelings, sounds and melodies. Hopefully, it succeeds in using Arts to sublime the condition and the humanity which very often fails. To make Music a sublime way to express how we interact, how we perceive and are perceived, how we hope, dream, fear, live and die, both pathetically and sublimely.
« To put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived. » (W. Whitman)

Featuring

Chant : Marylène Corro & Astrid Herman
Trompette : Philippe Eliaers
Trombone : Jeremie Truillet
Violon alto : Simon Chevalier
Clarinette : Jean Joseph Remacle

Graphic Arts : Jean-Claude Fidegnon

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This project would never have been possible without you guys, huge thank you to :
Alushi Ervisa, Ancart Larry, Ancart Pierre, Ancart Jean-Claude, Barragan Ariel, Baudaux Guillaume, Béro Julie, Béro Olivier, Bessière Arnaud, Bombo T.J., Bretz Oliver, Brun Remi, Cabay Marie, Camesasca Peter, Campogrande Mimmo, Chalon Pierre, Christodoulides Nektarios, Cosandey Philippe, Cosandey Evelyne, Création Murale Artalis, Dakanalis Dimos, Daspremont Flo, Deklerck Viviane, Dugernier Carline, Dumoulin Gaetan, Dupuis Guillaume, Eggen Nelly, Fabry Laure, Frère Loïc, Godefroid Jimmy, Gonzalez Marie laure, Goossens Marc, Grégoire Anne, Henry Audrey, Herman Astrid, Hoang-Tho Sarah-Emmanuelle, Hoang-Tho Christophe, Juquelier Thomas, Kerremans Alexia, Khare Shagun, Libert Morgan, Lo Presti Jonathan, Lossignol Manon, Madessis Sophie, Madessis Athanasios, Madessis George, Madou Marylene, Martin Laurence, Matton Vincent, Meeus Christophe, Mégret Clément, Meura Timothée, Minguet Christelle, Mouvet Mélanie, Mouvet Julie, Patiny Estelle, Potier Genevieve, Remacle Jean-Joseph, Renaud François, Reyes Moraga Paloma, Roberts Robin & Ruth, Rogister Léonor, Ruzette Nicolas, Schyns Joey, Sprt Tom, Stoléar Hélène, Taillandier Denis, Taillet Caroline, Tang Melody, Tang Alexi, Tang John, Tang Claire, Tognazzini Fabrizio, Tombinski Aleksander, Vallée Florian, Van Asbroeck Charlotte, Van den Branden Adrien, Van Gysel Vanessa, Vanaerde Justin, Verleyen Georges, Vigettuca, Walton Tim
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