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Emilie Payeur at Ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen, Berlin.

To hear on Sunday 23 and 30 March 2014, 2pm - 9pm:"Kissing Hitler"(2014, World Premiere)by Emilie Payeur.

Emilie Payeur on her piece 'Kissing Hitler' [10:05, Stereo]:What sound accompanied Marilyn Monroe’s death?Trying to answer this question was the motivation behind 'Kissing Hitler'. I used a lot of sound recordings from archives and the more I was listening to them, the more I understood how unhappy and hurt Marilyn Monroe was beyond appearances. The title itself comes from a declaration she made during an interview saying that some actor once said that kissing her was like kissing Hitler.

Emilie Payeur (Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada, 1986) Lives and works in Montreal.The electroacoustic composer, visual artist and electric guitarist Emilie Payeur presents works steeped in the influence of the abstract movements of the 20th century, the psychedelic art of the 60’s, experimental cinema and good old fashion surrealism. Her research focuses on understanding and adapting her painting processes to her work as musical composer. Her compositions have been performed throughout the world. She has notably won a prize the prestigious Bourges competition in 2009, and won 3rd prize in the SOCAN’s competition for young composer, in the Hugh Le Caine category. In 2010 she received first place in the University of Louisville Young Composer Competition for New Electro-Acoustic, and was among the laureates of that year’s JTTP competition of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community. In 2011, she won 2nd prize in the SOCAN’s competition for young composer, in the Hugh Le Caine category.


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