It is five o’clock, Paris awakens – new music video released!

  • 08/04/2016

Myriam Darme and Maia Darme (Ensemble Traversées) perform a flute and harp duet cover of “It is five o’clock, Paris awakens” (Il est cinq heures, Paris s’éveille), iconic 1968 French song by singer-songwriter Jacques Dutronc.

Autumn video: Aquaharp by Animusic

  • 14/09/2015

Maia Darme performs Aquaharp, by Animusic, on a real harp.

Animusic is an American company specializing in the 3D visualization of MIDI-based music. They produced three DVDs of computer-generated music videos featuring self-playing instruments. Aquaharp, written in 1999, is one of their first pieces. In the original Animusic video, an imaginary 26-stringed harp connected to pan flutes, tubular bells, a violin and a cello is played by levitating tear-shaped picks. The harp sits in the middle of a room filled with a foot of water and opened to the night sky. The lighting of the scene changes as underwater lights react to the music and water gently ripples in the background.

Music composed by Wayne Lytle for Animusic (http://www.animusic.com). Video by Kevin King

Summer is Coming – New video – Rumba

  • 27/05/2015

Harp, percussions, and memories of Cuba. Harp by Maia Darme, percussions by Dominique Blanc, video by Aymen Bachrouch. Music from Les Ilets, by Bernard Andrès

Bernard Andrès, born in France in 1941, is a much-loved composer, renowned for his colorful and inventive pieces for harp and chamber music ensembles. He published Les Ilets, a suite of folk dances, in 2000. Les Ilets includes five separate pieces: Baion, Mambo, Reggae, Samba and the Rumba performed here. They can be played as a harp solo, but the composer suggested the addition of ad lib percussion.

Celtic Tales in Tunisia

  • 14/05/2015
Celtic Tales in Tunisia

Maia performing Celtic Tales by Jean-Philippe Vanbesalaere with the Tunisian National Orchestra at the Theatre of Tunis on May 10th, 2015.

She performed on an antique Erard harp belonging to the orchestra that was being played for the first time in almost 60 years.

Opening up to New Musical Styles

  • 27/01/2015
Opening up to New Musical Styles

Recording electro-pop/hip-hop at Asylum Records studio (producer Dr. Linus, collaboration with Mary Boyoi) and at 360 Media studio (producer Ivan) in Juba, South Sudan.

An Article in Culture for Friends Magazine

  • 12/12/2014

Click HERE to read the article about Maia published in the magazine Culture for Friends.

Culture for Friends Article

More than 30,000 Views on YouTube!

  • 22/08/2014
More than 30,000 Views on YouTube!

A year ago, Maia created a channel and started posting harp videos on youtube. They now have more than 30,000 views! A heartfelt thank you to everyone.

There will be more coming soon… Subscribe to Maia’s youtube channel HERE if you don’t want to miss them!

Happy New Year 2014 from Libya

  • 28/01/2014
Happy New Year 2014 from Libya

Maia recently relocated to Libya with a small electro-acoustic bardic harp (pictured above). She will be based in Tripoli for several months to study Arabic and Berber traditional music and of course jam and perform along the way!

J.S. Bach’s Italian Concerto

  • 09/12/2013

The Italian Concerto (“Concerto nach Italienischem Gusto”: Concerto after the Italian taste, or Concerto in the Italian style) is a three-movement concerto for harpsichord solo composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. It was first published in 1735 as part of the second volume of Bach’s Clavierübung (Keyboard practice), together with the French Overture BWV 831. Both pieces are Bach’s interpretations of popular musical forms of the day.

An Italian concerto relies upon contrasts between the full orchestra and a small group of instruments which act as soloists. Bach imitates this effect on the two-manual harpsichord by using the lower (“forte”) manual on the harpsichord as the “full orchestra” and the upper (“piano”) manual as the “soloists”. The right hand generally takes the role of soloists, with the left accompanying and occasionally adding some more melodic material. In fact, this is one of the few works by Bach which specifically require a 2-manual harpsichord.

Played here is the first movement in F major. Although it lacks a tempo marking, it is always played Allegro (fast). It is composed in ritornello style, meaning a theme particular to the movement returns time and again.
Recorded live in Paris, France, 2013.

Boieldieu Harp Concerto and Debussy Dances for Harp and Orchestra

  • 03/07/2013

With the Orchestra Henri IV, Paris, el 22 de junio de 2013

New Video : Toccata by G. Connesson

  • 10/04/2013

Maia perfoming Toccata, a solo harp piece written by Guillaume Connesson (Paris, April 2013).

Impromptu

  • 03/12/2012

The recording of an Impromptu written for Maia by Sarah Wald as part of a series of miniatures for solo harp, and premiered in New York a year ago is now available for everybody to enjoy and download.

A New Song by Gotellfire is Out: Top of the Hill !

  • 18/11/2012

Check out how punk sounds on the harp (Top of the Hill, on the Sounds page).

Meet Gotellfire

  • 29/10/2012

Maia worked with Gotellfire on the band’s upcoming EP. We just released one of our songs, which you can already listen to online : Aurora !


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