gwerz

Blog, Music, Sound & Video

Añriet Rolland · gwerz, street art and roads · final project !


This is the end ! The end of a long project… (let us know your thoughts under the video & share it if you enjoyed it!)

The full project consists of 2 versions of the song, a street art project, a video project and a digital art book (you can download it for free here https://mailchi.mp/a3049984bfa6/7ltzs84w13 – if you do so and enjoy it, please consider donating to honour the time we put into this creative project via http://www.paypal.me/astrakan).

You can download the 2 versions of this song as part of a single edition on Bandcamp here

The download will come with the full colour art book from the project, with lyrics, translations, facts about the song and the concept of Gwerz, thoughts about creativity, dreams and sacrifice.

The other version with vocal pitch lines (!) can be seen/listened to here:

The road trip street art projects got us along Brittany, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

This song was first recorded in 2014 for our album B, this is a fully remastered audio and video version.


Next weeks video should be another poetic vlog AND a music video, on the theme of letting go. Subscribe to the YouTube channel so that you get notified http://www.youtube.com/astrakanproject?sub_confirmation=1

Blog, Music, Sound & Video

Glodinaig · traditional gwerz & a Triple Goddess triptych


To donate and support our projects http://www.paypal.me/astrakan any amount small or big can make a huge difference to us.

Original paintings available for sale, 333€ for the Triple Goddess triptych, reach out to astrakanproject@gmail.com (payment via PayPal, but you don’t need an account). Better individual pics coming when the light allows for it ;). The triptych is created so that each side portraits can be switched and still create only one painting.

Tableaux originaux disponibles, 333€ pour le triptyque Triple Déesse, email au astrakanproject@gmail.com (paiement par Paypal mais un compte n’est pas nécessaire). Dès que la lumière le permettra nous posterons des meilleures photos. Le triptyque est créé de façon à ce que les parties gauches et droites puissent s’inverser tout en conservant son unité (voir photos)

Size 40*30cm (approx 15*12 in), original mixed media on cardboard (needs to be framed). Postage included for UE, check with us for other destinations.

Dimensions 40*30 cm (env. 15*12 in), œuvres originales sur “cardboard” (carton renforcé pour mixed media). Frais de Ports inclus pour l’UE.

Youtube channel / chaîne Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/astrakanproject?sub_confirmation=1

Blog, Music, Sound & Video

Erwanig ar Skolan · gwerz [ traditional mythological breton song ]


Our project on the mysterious “protest song” collab is making progress, we’re almost done with the vocals and we’ll start the real editing phase tomorrow. In the meantime, and to keep you happy, we created this small music/art/video piece.

Notre projet de vidéo collaborative pour notre mystérieuse “protest song” avance, on termine les voix demain, et on attaque le gros du montage vidéo dans la foulée. En attendant, et sans aucune annonce on vous a préparé ce petit projet qui mêle musique/vidéo/art.

This song is one of the many variations on the same theme (Skolvan’s curse after his death, and his return to Earth to ask his mother for forgiveness). Researches suggest that Skolan would be Merlin, and the curse an allegory of the power fight between Christianity over the ancient pagan and Druidic traditions. Similar verses are found in Welsh, Scottish and Irish variations. We included the lyrics in the video with basic French and English translations. Let us know how you enjoy them, and if you do, subscribe and share !

The skies, clouds and small lakes on the video were all filmed along February 2021 in different areas of our village Plougras.

Cette chanson est une des nombreuses variations sur le thème de Skolvan (ou le merci de l’âme), Skolvan revient après sa mort demander le pardon de sa mère pour ses forfaits. Skolvan pourrait être Merlin lui aussi maudit, et symboliser les luttes de pouvoir entre l’église chrétienne et l’ancienne religion druidique. Nous avons ajouté le texte dans les sous-titres, avec les traductions (libres) en anglais et en français.On a tous les deux eu beaucoup de plaisir à préparer ce projet. S’il vous touche et vous parle, n’hésitez pas à le partager (et surtout à vous abonner à notre chaîne YouTube!)

Les nuages, ciel et étangs ont tous été filmés au cours du mois de février 2021 sur notre commune (Plougras).

Golden skies / Neñvoù aour · original artwork by Simone Alves

The large original artwork is available for sale (mixed media on canvas, included collage, watercolours, acrylics, and natural pigments from ashes.). The edges are painted, so it can be hung as such without framing. Size: 73*100 cm (about 28.74*39.37 inches)

Price: 450€ including postage and handling, get in touch with us via astrakanproject@gmail.com, payment via PayPal, shipment to European continent only.

Le tableau original est disponible, il s’agit d’une œuvre mixed-media sur toile, qui inclue du collage, des peintures et encres aquarelles, des acryliques, des pigments naturels issus de plusieurs teintes de cendres, etc. Les bords sont peints, la toile peut être accrochée telle quelle même sans encadrement. Dimensions : 73*100cm.

Prix: 450€ frais de port inclus, contactez-nous via astrakanproject@gmail.com, paiement par PayPal, expédition en Europe uniquement.

I’m not that tall but it really is a *big* beautiful piece !