Nicky Bendix (DK) , award winning musician and composer from Denmark, has already been very successful in ‘The Enchanted Garden’ - his live concerts and 2 Art Sanctuary Special Edition CD’s – played as sound installations, have received much acclaim by our visitors.Nicky Bendix specializes in crossover art that combines sound and music with words, sculptures, paintings and many other medias. This year he returns with a whole new project:
'Nord Profond' - the album
in collaboration with French artist, Francois Monnet, also exhibiting at Art Sanctuary with his very special collection of 'kakemonos' and photos (See introduction of Francois Monnet).
'Nord Profond' - the album: (parts of which will be experienced as a sound installation during the exhibition) - of which 'C'est le rêve' , by Olav H. Hauge is the poem which has inspired the Theme of 'The Enchanted Garden', 2011 - 2013.
A meeting between French actor and artist Francois Monnet and Danish composer Nicky Bendix, resulted in the creation of a spoken word album, based on the French translation of the poems of legendary Norwegian poet Olav Hauge. Francois Monnet lived for ten years in Norway and has published the book ”Nord Profond” in France - a collection of poems by Olav Hauge translated into French.
Meeting in Nicky Bendix's studio in Denmark, the two artists layed the foundation for the CD and recorded Francois Monnet reciting the poems. Nicky Bendix has since been sculpting the music and sounds around the poems, creating a contemporary soundscape with a classical touch, mixed with sounds from the Scandinavian nature and electronic instruments.
An extra feature is guest artist Miriam Monnet Kielberg, violinist, composer and daughter of Francois Monnet. Miriam studies folk music at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Odense, Denmark. She contributes to the album with one of her original compositions, her singing and her virtuos violin playing.
At Art Sanctuary 2013 a selection of Olav Hauge poems from this collaboration will be presented, in connection with some of Francois Monnets other artworks.
Nicky Bendix is contributing music for 'Forest Temple', an installation by Tone Aanderaa;
- "FOREST TEMPLE" - music installation.
Recorded and composed for the international outdoor exhibition Art Sanctuary, opening june 28th in Jodoigne, Belgium. Music to be played inside a small forest temple, decorated with the works of norwegian painter Tone Aanderaa. A place to connect with the Spiritual forces of nature and your own, immortal self.
See further info arriving.
Please visit Nicky Bendix' website.