PETITE ecstasy (EPK)
(.wav, .mp3, hi-res images, one-sheet)
Melissa Grey & David Morneau
(1) Hum Prohibitor 4’24
(2) The Beguiler 2’15
(3) DNA-Photon 3’33
(4) Planertrees 4’46
(5) Trillion–Trilliant 12’52
(6) Kepler’s Farewell 5’40
(7) Mathematics House 2’55
(8) Kepler-19 7’17
(9) Petite Field Illuminator 2’27
Flower Cat (FC004)
November 16, 2018
History repeats: Melissa Grey & David Morneau return to the expansive universe of Photon Ecstasy to survey for slippery drones, sparkling beats, and hallucinatory, shifting textures. Like the light from distant stars, these sounds arrive from the past, focused by the lens of the duo’s inscrutable and immersive creative process.
This process is the sound of PETITE ecstasy. The gravitational force generated by the combination of Grey’s benjolin synthesizer and Morneau’s trombone pull together programmed beats, Game Boy chimes, a recitation by Dan Rose, and the palatial voice of mezzo-soprano Jessica Bowers.
PETITE ecstasy is born from the nebula left behind by Photon Ecstasy.
benjolin, beats, programming
trombone, Game Boy, beats, programming
music composed by Melissa Grey & David Morneau
inspired by The DNA-Photon Project by Dan Rose
mixed by Melissa Grey & David Morneau
mastered by Eric Honour
produced by Melissa Grey & David Morneau
© 2018 Flower Cat
(1) Hum Prohibitor
(2) The Beguiler
(6) Kepler’s Farewell
(7) Mathematics House
(9) Petite Field Illuminator
Melissa Grey & David Morneau are composer-producers who design music for the human brain, informed by elemental themes: time, space, nature, language, dance.
Dan Rose, an anthropologist, artist, and author has written books and articles, exhibited art, and collaborated with designers, musicians, and photographers. His 2018 book, Drawings, received a Judge’s Choice award from AIGA Philadelphia’s Design Awards.
Mezzo soprano Jessica Bowers has performed with Utah Opera, Anchorage Opera, Opera Boston, Caramoor International Festival, Central City Opera, and Ohio Light Opera. Roles include Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, The Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, The Queen in John Harbison’s A Full Moon in March, Ruth in Pirates of Penzance, Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann, Mrs. Peachum in Three-Penny Opera, Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Old Lady in Candide. She has performed recitals with Poetica Musica, Sonora Trio, and she plays regularly with guitarist Oren Fader as The Bowers Fader Duo.