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The Women Pioneers of Cinema: Alice Guy-Blache, Mabel Normand and Mary Elle
July 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Isabelle Olivier and Tom Olivier composed a cine concert based on black and white women master pieces.
Isabelle Olivier is a jazzwoman and harpist with a strong musical personality. She brings a wave of freshness and novelty to the international artistic world with her surprising and unique instrument. She managed to develop a very distinctive style with her fascinating and rare instrument.
She is a composer dealing with serveral genres: Jazz, Celtic and Contemporary music. She also had the opportunity to share her musical expertise in the cinema (Agnès Varda, Oscar winner) and performing arts fields.
She is currently in a Artistic Residency at PianoForte Chicago. Isabelle Olivier went to 25 countries to present her musical creations. 10 years ago, she started developing a Franco-American project and created the jazz opera Don’t worry, be haRpy. She just released her 11th album “Smile” a tribute to Charlie Chaplin. She is selected for Villa Albertine in Washington DC in 2023.
Thomas Olivier is a pianist and accordeonist, composer and arranger based in Los Angeles and Paris. He was raised in a family of well-known musicians and started music when he was 5. In 2016, he got a grant from the Berklee College of Music and started a new artistic chapter in Boston.
During his jazz and film music studies, he was appointed as a music tutor at Harvard University and was also playing every week at the legendary Wally’s Jazz Cafe. After a tour with Javon Jackson (Jazz Messengers, Elvin
Jones, Freddie Hubbard), he moved in Los Angeles and composed for The Voice China, France Television, Kansas City Museum or America Test Kitchen. Back to France, he composes and arranges music, and also often gets to play in cultural places.