Meryll Hardt is a pluridisciplinary artist living in Bruxelles.
Radio Campus had recently offered her a carte blanche. “Le Voyage Loin” is her first act in radio.
In a few short radio plays, she brought us a sound drift through her world.
– Anvers exotique (soundscape)
– A life on the Ocean Waves
– Etoile Morte
– La dérive d’Ophelia
– Genetic Catwalk
All compositions by Meryll Hardt, except “A life on the Ocean waves” (Henry Russell, 1833) and “Fascination” (Marquetti, 1932)
All productions by Meryll Hardt, except “Fascination”, played by Joe Loss and his Orchestra, lyrics and interpretation from Meryll Hardt.
Following her performance works about paid holidays shot in the Center for Legal Holidays in Brussels, Meryll Hardt gives here a sonic following to her reflexion on exotica and foreigness.
Meryll Hardt is a multitalented artist, inspired by Brecht distanciation, Dada performances and slapstick cinema.
She defines herself as a fluid, whose energy collapses with any moving medium.
Fake harmony, predictable confusion, falling and laughing are her connexion to a larger thinking on art itself.
When an egg cutter becomes a gamelan, when the docks of Antwerp sound like africa, Meryll Hardt is travelling for us. Far away, so close.
She studied at L’ERG in Brussels, can be found at the prix Mediatine, and recorded a sonn-to-be-released 7″ for Felix Kubin’s label, Gagarin.