The Order of the Artists is a multi-media performance ensemble founded by Ed Broms in 2002.
These live and studio recordings are from a series of performances in 2004/2005 celebrating the various sacred days of the Celtic Year including the Summer Solstice, Lughnasadh, The Fall Equinox and Samhain.
The Summer Solstice performance, “Something Is Coming”, was a series of 30 minute performances performed throughout the day. The tracks here are successive samples from each of those and then the 8PM Performance is given in its entirety.
Lughnasadh, August 1st, 2005, was a day of studio recordings with Engineer Nick Joyce in Weymouth, MA. Tracks Lughnasadh 1-9 are from this session.
All that remains of the Fall Equinox performance, “Masque”, based on the 17 stages of the Hero’s Journey is this opening track by DJ Fraction.
The Samhain performance, “Speaking with the Dead”, is also given in its entirety. This track is only available on SoundCloud.
Alban Hefin, Summer Solstice, 2004
Alban Elfed, Fall Equinox, 2004
Carine Saut, Performance Photographer
Carine Saüt was born in France in 1976. For her 15th birthday, her mother offered her the best present: her first camera. From this moment, photography has been an important part of her life. She learned the basics of composition and darkroom technique in a photographic club. She was named one of the top ten best young photographers in France in 1998 with a series of color photographs entitled “des Pieds et des Mains”. Since 1999 she has worked in black and white photography and her work focuses more on themes conveyed by individuals. This has led to an interest in street reporting. She rapidly developed a personal style. Her photographs reveal a tender and humorous perspective on the world around her and the everyday lives of people.
In parallel she does more formal work including wedding photography and photojournalism with the Pays Basque Magazine. Several series and personal works (the most recent “Michel et la Patate”, “Jour de Fête”, “Défaite”) were shown in individual expositions between 1999 and 2003 in Toulouse France and can be found on her website http://membres.lycos.fr/csaut). Some of her past work has also been included in the virtual exposition “Expo 64” (http://www.expo64.com). “Deux Femmes” shot during the summer 2003, represents a turning point in Carine’s work. She is exploring new perspectives with a more structured direction; her photographs are more aggressive, rawer, but still very close to her subject. She has continued to pursue photojournalism reporting including several months spent in Mali with the African NGO “Eau Vive” (http://membres.lycos.fr/eauvive/) in 2003. Her relationship with the photographer Marc Etcheberrigaray and their common interest in developing an interaction between photography and other modes of artistic expression led to the creation of their artistic association, “La Citrate”, in December 2003, before she moved to Boston in January 2004.
She has also collaborated extensively with French painter Michel Lacrampe, with musicians including : Chilean singer Nelson Poblete, French musician Eric Raynaud and several bands including OFC Metal (http ://www.ofcmetal.tk/), SayWhenMusic (http://www.saywhenmusic.com/).
She became member of The Order of Artists in May 2004.
All Artwork by Christine Mascott