"UN MONDE EN SENTEURS"

"WORLD SCENTS"

The first musical, olfactive, and aquatic concert ever held in Switzerland

in MONTREUX on December 21, 2002
Stravinsky Auditorium - 8:15 PM

a  première was presented at the latest
2002 Centifolia Congress
in GRASSE, France on October 23, 2002

This show, with its combination of " music, images, and fragrances "
innovates and enchants

with the impact of its original music,
by the spellbinding magic of the fragrances

which accompany the sounds and exciting visual background,
by the originality of the aquatic and luminous decors.

Original music by Nathalie MANSER and David RICHARDS

interpreted live on stage by Nathalie Manser on the cello,
David Richards on the keyboards
, Erdal Kizilcay on the drums, and a chorus of 200 children.

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Olfactive Partition and Background Video Images 
by Michel ROUDNITSKA    (ART & PARFUM)

Originating from the "World Music" composed by Nathalie Manser, the virtuoso cello player, and David Richards (famous sound engineer of the group Queen and David Bowie), this show invites us on a colorful and fragrant trip around the world.
A journey through time, space, and the very core of the cultures which have marked our planet ;
A journey within ourselves where, thanks to the universal language of music, man rebecomes a messenger of hope, peace, and light. 

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The magic of the animated water fountains,

the beautiful images projected on a 10 meter wide water screen,
the lighting and stage decor by Jacques MORARD (J'Imagine Company)

 

With this music I would like to invite you on a journey. A journey through many places and times, different cultures and ultimately our inner selves. I believe music can lead us to this precious spiritual place where truth, hope and peace reign.

I admire those who taught the world about itself; through their courage and fortitude, their struggle and their lives.

Let us follow these pioneers. They spoke of different lifestyles, a respect for Nature (Native Americans -  "Cherokee"), denounced oppression (Tibetans - "Tsuglag Khang"), defended their humanitarian values (Che Guevara - "Hasta Siempre"), and conquered space ("Discovery"). Often they simply revealed the hidden beauty in every one of us ("Les Anges). They are our guides, lighting the path on this living journey.

I hope this tribute will help bridge the gap between cultures. I hope it can be a musical moment where we are all nothing more than human. May it act as a call for responsibility, tolerance and love.

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In honoring these various traditions, I aimed at building a bridge between these different cultures and ours, in order to perceive them   - for a moment in time - all belonging to the same race, the race of Mankind.

May this message be a call for love and tolerance.

Nathalie
Manser

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Synopsis of the Concert

Geographical, historical, and symbolic all at once, the show leads us on a journey from the origins of life in the ocean (Polynesia), to cultures honoring nature (Native Americans, Africans), then to the awakening of oriental spirituality (Buddhism) and romantic love (Europe), the current expansion of Islam, to finish by a return to the primeval earth and humus (Amazonian Rainforest), from where a new world can be born.
The mandalas of these different cultures and the children's faces become the recurring theme of the show, suggesting that under this apparent diversity appears a deep unity.
The olfactive partition follows this journey and brings with it a new dimension of emotion : that of scent, which touches our deepest being by evoking our ancestoral memory,  the memory of the first human beings on earth.  It's a language to relearn to recontact our true nature and to discover a new artistic and poetic expression capable of opening the doors to our inner soul.

                                  Michel Roudnitska   cf: the new dimension of perfume

Music Subject Images Fragrances
Pangaea Creation
of the World
Aboriginal Culture
Aborigen2c Eucalyptus Forest

"Fire tree"

Australian Santalwood

       
Aquarium Polynesian lagoons
and underwater life
oceania2.jpg (8254 octets) Salty sea-mist on the reefs and dried coprah in the coconut groves
Cherokee Native Americans
in North America
cherokee2.jpg (9725 octets) Cedar forests, tuyas and tanned hides (Beaver, bear, buffalo)
Kikuyu African faces,
masks, and animals
africa2.jpg (10935 octets) Savanna, bush camps, and the powerful odor of felins
Tsuglag Khang Buddhist temples
(Tibet, China, Japan, Cambodia)
encens3.jpg (10439 octets) Incense, sacred sandalwood, and jasmine
Les Anges European Romanticism, Flowers, Woman roseciel3.jpg (7099 octets) The celestial rose, airy and fresh
Oghuz From the Desert
to the Palace of 1,001 Nights
epices2.jpg (8576 octets) The Spice Road (Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove, Patchouli)
Hasta Siempre The Amazon Rainforest,
Incas, Mayas
amazonie2.jpg (10677 octets) The humus of the tropical forest (Moss and Vetiver)

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Cherokee

 

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Projection on a water screen 10 meters wide

The image becomes tri-dimensional and vibrant


Oghuz

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Fire and water dance

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Length of Show : approx. 1 hour 15 minutes

For further information : mountainst@urbanet.ch  ou mroudnitska@art-et-parfum.com

NATHALIE MANSER



NATHALIE MANSER, virtuoso cello player, has been brought up since her early childhood in the world of classical music. After having obtained a "1er Prix de Virtuosité with Jury's congratulations and the highest diploma of the State Musical Academy of Lausanne, the "Concert Licence" (studying under Philippe Mermoud), she had the opportunity to play with several orchestras in the French part of Switzerland and has continued her musical education by following Master Classes in Germany (Freiburg).

Nat3.jpg (17103 octets) As it appears, the rigidity of classical music could hardly offer her any room for personal creation or interpretation. For this reason, NATHALIE MANSER moved away from classical music in order to create her own musical compositions and adaptations with the cello.

Thanks to her knowledge and mastery of the instrument, she has been able to produce her own personal and sensual music issuing from "World Music" and "Meditative" trends.

NATHALIE MANSER's great and magical encounter with DAVID RICHARDS, the famous and talented sound engineer/producer, himself director of the MOUNTAIN STUDIOS in Montreux on Lake Geneva ( where QUEEN, FREDDIE MERCURY, MICHAEL JACKSON, DAVID BOWIE and others have realised their productions), has given the opportunity to affirm her creational ability and to realise a number of musical pieces rich in emotion and poetry.

Her recent and active cooperation with the international group AQUATIQUE SHOW ("J'IMAGINE", in Montreux, representing Switzerland) has led her into presenting a couple of multi-media spectacles dedicated to a large audience on an international and world-wide basis. NATHALIE MANSER can then offer to the public the exceptional opportunity to present her own musical creations made of a genius alchemy of several master elements.

Through a genuine marriage of the elements of water , fire and light and her music, NATHALIE MANSER is bringing forward a magical world full of surprises, dreams and poetry.

At the beginning of this new century, NATHALIE MANSER's talent has the potential to place her among the greatest musical artists.

As it appears, the rigidity of classical music could hardly offer her any room for personal creation or interpretation. For this reason, NATHALIE MANSER moved away from classical music in order to create her own musical compositions and adaptations with the cello.

Thanks to her knowledge and mastery of the instrument, she has been able to produce her own personal and sensual music issuing from "World Music" and "Meditative" trends.

NATHALIE MANSER's great and magical encounter with DAVID RICHARDS, the famous and talented sound engineer/producer, himself director of the MOUNTAIN STUDIOS in Montreux on Lake Geneva ( where QUEEN, FREDDIE MERCURY, MICHAEL JACKSON, DAVID BOWIE and others have realised their productions), has given the opportunity to affirm her creational ability and to realise a number of musical pieces rich in emotion and poetry.

Her recent and active cooperation with the international group AQUATIQUE SHOW ("J'IMAGINE", in Montreux, representing Switzerland) has led her into presenting a couple of multi-media spectacles dedicated to a large audience on an international and world-wide basis. NATHALIE MANSER can then offer to the public the exceptional opportunity to present her own musical creations made of a genius alchemy of several master elements.

Through a genuine marriage of the elements of water , fire and light and her music, NATHALIE MANSER is bringing forward a magical world full of surprises, dreams and poetry.

At the beginning of this new century, NATHALIE MANSER's talent has the potential to place her among the greatest musical artists.

   

For further information and to listen to her music : www.nathaliemanser.com

Press cuts :

La Presse(1)

La Presse(2)

24 Heures (1)

24 Heures(2)

 
         
 

 


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(No french translation available for the moment)

LA DIMENSION AQUATIQUE
ET LUMINEUSE DU SPECTACLE


CREER L'EMOTION

Par une savante alchimie des éléments. Une mise en scène minutieuse de l'eau, du feu, de la musique pour provoquer la surprise et la poésie.

Place à l'imagination

Modeler l'espace et le temps, captiver tous les sens par une synergie des effets, pour créer une image forte et dynamique à Montreux tout simplement !

Pour graver la mémoire


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" J'Imagine ", Créateur d'Evénement et de Spectacles, a le don de la création et de la réalisation de grands spectacles multimédias, alliant son et lumières, pyrotechnie, théâtre d'eau, projections d'images géantes, effets spéciaux , animations laser et performances humaines. " J'Imagine " personnalise les spectacles sur un thème donné: une bande son y retrace un événement, une légende, un moment d'histoire générale ou locale. La scénographie proposée, valorise le patrimoine par la mise en œuvre d'effets visuels et techniques très denses qui tiendront les spectateurs en haleine jusqu'à l'apothéose du final.

Modeler l'espace et le temps, captiver tous les sens par une synergie des effets , pour créer une image forte et dynamique. Créer l'émotion par une savante alchimie des éléments pour que l'éphémère reste gravé dans la mémoire

Plus d'informations : www.jimagine.ch, Jacques MORARD


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