"Le mystère de Patmos"
<p><img alt="Montage_2e_pakoune_et_michel-1509620203" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/463037/montage_2e_Pakoune_et_Michel-1509620203.jpg"></p><p>We are delighted to share our project with you. We hope to make you smile as you read our story and discover our work.</p><p><strong>Michel Garnier and Pakoune are two artists who are creating unique SOUND, LIGHT and SCENT shows</strong>. They astonished their audience for over 25 years, with 300 performances of 7 works in France, Europe and Canada.</p><p>Their creations gather up to 120 people on stage : musicians, comedians, solo singers, choirs... </p><p><img alt="Montage_4e-1509969641" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/464256/montage_4e-1509969641.jpg"></p><p>Today, they need your help to finalise their last creation : “Le mystère de Patmos” (“the mystery of Patmos”). It will be a spectacular show, full of colours, music, lights and scents, written for orchestra, solo singers and a choir of 100 singers. Please check out the presentation video where you will find an audio extract of “Le mystère de Patmos”.</p><p><strong>Michel Garnier</strong> is a complete artist : music composer, singer and also musician. His work is very particular in that it moves people’s heart, mind and soul, and is entirely dedicated to beauty, peace and love. Michel Garnier’s passion for inspired and sacred music has led him to excel in composing oratorios. He also composes various other more universal works such as “L’hymne à la tolerance” (“Hymn to tolerance”), which UNESCO requested to celebrate their 50th anniversary. This show was sponsored by Amnesty international, Mother Theresa, Abbé Pierre, the Dalai Lama and the singer Peter Gabriel. As a bonus, Robert Hossein also contributed the sound of his voice for the reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. </p><p><iframe src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2F9LRC56Iv2lg%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&wmode=opaque&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D9LRC56Iv2lg&image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2F9LRC56Iv2lg%2Fhqdefault.jpg&key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a&type=text%2Fhtml&schema=youtube" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" width="540"></iframe></p><p> </p><p><strong>Pakoune </strong>is a solo singer, her talent lies in the warmth of her voice and some exceptional tonalities. Their approach: make it easily accessible to everyone. The goal is to offer free tickets, or at least cheap tickets which will not cover the real costs of production and performance. Numerous testimonies express the radiance of these musical creations. They spread a profusion of joy, hope, energy, love… a rare and precious force, especially in these special times of our current evolution ! </p><p> </p><p><strong><u>Below are a few testimonials (translated from French):</u></strong></p><p><em>“Thank you for your commitment to bringing the Light that we all need” M.R.</em></p><p><em>“What an extraordinary thing to have such spirits that can lift us up to something better” C.R</em></p><p><em>“Love, Light, Serenity… Recognition for all that you have been offering to our world, through your voices and your music for so long... Thank you "J.F.</em></p><p><em>“Thank you from bottom of my heart ! For the creation of this magnificent sacred music, celestial chants that carry you and make you travel far and make you dream ... dear author friends who share so much and gather around so much Beauty! Y.S.</em></p><p><em>"Exceptional and generous artists (...) that give without counting ... </em><em>WE NEED THEM, and this time they need ALL OF US!" J.F.M.</em></p><p> </p><p><strong>Today, you are given the opportunity to show your support to artists and contribute to their work. Your contributions will help spreading a music which benefits are constantly being recognised.</strong></p><p><strong>This work is currently being written, but we are missing funding to carry it to the next steps: production, communication, costumes, venues, rehearsals, recording, filming… etc…</strong></p><p> </p><p><img alt="St_sauveur-1509620581" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/463040/St_Sauveur-1509620581.JPG"></p><p> </p>
<p><strong>We are <u>not eligible</u> to receive any subsidies from the government</strong> that could help cover some of our expenses. The tickets and CD sales do not cover the amount that is spent for the creation and production. What they cover are the inherent costs associated with travel and accommodation of artists and technicians, as well as parts of the communication campaign. <strong>It is a priority for us not to raise the price of tickets, DVDs and CDs.</strong> We want our creations to be accessible to everyone. However, in order to achieve these goals and support musical writing and creativity, we really need your help!</p><p>The funds raised here will be used to cover the costs of creating and writing this musical work which will be continuing until January – February 2018. They will also provide the editing of scores for the choirs, the orchestra and full conductor score which will be produced in March. In the meantime, the scents inspired from the music will be designed for their diffusion during the show, in the late spring 2018.</p><p>All funds are collected by the « Association des cinq etoiles » (which translates to « the association of the five stars ») whose goals are to support and promote the work of Michel Garnier. The funds will be split as follows:</p><p><img alt="Budget_anglais-1511457989" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/468762/Budget_anglais-1511457989.jpg"></p><p>--------------------------------</p><p>If the fundraising reaches 35000 euros: JOY!</p><p>This will allow for the most critical step: funding the rehearsals and creation of costumes for an optimal preparation of a first promotion concert in 2018 in the south of France (region Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur).</p><p>---------------------------------</p><p>If the fundraising reaches 55000 euros: HAPPINESS!</p><p>The Grand premiere of the show will happen in the south of France (region Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur).</p><p>--------------------------------</p><p>If the fundraising reaches 75000 euros: JUBILATION!</p><p>This will allow for an event night to be organised for the promotion of the show in the south of France (region Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur). This event will be recorded and videotaped (in Marseille).</p><p>--------------------------------</p><p>If the fundraising reaches 100000 euros: WOOOOOW!</p><p>We will be able to produce many other shows in France. These will be recorded and videotaped to release the final DVD.</p><p><img alt="Budget_2-1510242124" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/465288/BUDGET_2-1510242124.jpg"></p>