'FareWell Poetry is more like a Think Tank than a band. Born of an encounter between a group of eclectic Parisian musicians and the Franco-Australian poet and filmmaker Jayne Amara Ross, FareWell Poetry paints a crepuscular landscape, rising in curls of smoke that seem to implode on high like a cloud bursting into scintillating shards of black. Impossible to catagorise, FareWell Poetry reminds one of the dark psychedelia of the Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat but firmly seated on an incredible musical sophistication.' ARTE LIVE WEB
FareWell Poetry is a live cinema collective, created in 2009 by French composer Frédéric D. Oberland and myself. FareWell Poetry released a first album entitled Hoping For The Invisible to Ignite on Gizeh Records in September 2011. This release includes a DVD of As True As Troilus.
Four of my films As True As Troilus (2009), Persephone: A Soft Corpse Comfort (2010), The Golden House: For Him I Sought The Woods (2011) & Persephone II: The Wasteland of Drift-Limbs (2014) are regularly performed live with FareWell Poetry. I also write and perform spoken word poetry in this project.
We are currently in the process of recording Only Yearning to Sail to See (working title) with Benoît Bel at Mikrokosm Studios in Lyon (France). This future release will include a DVD of The Golden House : For Him I Sought the Woods , Persephone : A Soft Corpse Comfort & Persephone II: The Wasteland of Drift-Limbs. Pamela Maddaleno has been documenting the process, you can watch some videos and look at some photos HERE.
CORE MEMBERS: Frédéric D. Oberland // Jayne Amara Ross // Stéphane Pigneul // Agathe Max
'This music is dangerous. Deep emotional wounds often need to be reopened and scarped in order to have a shot at healing. Hoping for the Invisible to Ignite invites us to pass through the raging fire so that we might stand on the ravaged side, patting the flames on our singed clothes and glaring triumphantly at the monster that should have destroyed us. One of 2011's defining musical moments. Miss this at your peril. ' THE SILENT BALLET