For immediate releaseMontreal, September 08, 2022

Today singer-songwriter Pierre Lapointe releases a music video for Les fleurs d'une autre dimension. The song is from L'heure mauve, the album he created to complement the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) exhibition Nicolas Party: L'heure mauve.

Watch and share the music video for Les fleurs d’une autre dimension via YouTube.

Co-directed by Pierre Lapointe and Simran Dewan, the video was shot into the halls of the MMFA to forever link the fate of the album L'heure mauve to the exhibition. Simran and I decided to integrate myself into the works of art, as if I were part of the installation, explains Pierre Lapointe. The result is a series of paintings, colours and emotions that reflect Party's work.

Among the many collaborators behind the video’s production is the renowned Montreal florist Nadine Jazouli (creator of PRUNE LES FLEURS) whose floral arrangements intensify several scenes, as well as the writer Katia Grubisic, who translated the song’s lyrics. I would also like to acknowledge the outstanding commitment of the team at the MMFA, without whom this project would have never seen the light of day, says Pierre Lapointe.

Les fleurs d’une autre dimension is composed by Pierre Lapointe and highlighted by a string ensemble that guides the listener through a floating atmosphere, while recalling the 1960s songs of Françoise Hardy. By questioning our relationship with time, Les fleurs d'une autre dimension evokes the idea that humans are, in the end, only grains of sand in the universe.

Released on Bonsound, L'heure mauve is available exclusively through our online store and at the MMFA Boutique and Bookstore. The limited edition double album is pressed on deep red vinyl. The record is also available in a luxurious box set that includes a numbered silkscreen print by Swiss artist Nicolas Party.

At the MMFA’s invitation, Pierre Lapointe composed a soundtrack for the exhibition Nicolas Party : L’heure mauve, on display until October 16, 2022. Reflecting the themes and structure of the exhibition, the album (produced by Philippe Brault) is made of seven tableaux, each of which combines an original composition with a new rendition of a classic song. The revisited songs include those of Charles Aznavour, Félix Leclerc and Kurt Weill, to name a few.

About Pierre Lapointe
In less than two decades, singer-songwriter-composer Pierre Lapointe has become a major figure in the Francophone music scene with his pop songs punctuated by orchestral arrangements. Since his victory at the Festival international de la chanson de Granby in 2001, he has made a dozen albums, including La forêt des mal-aimés (2006), La science du coeur (2017) and Chansons hivernales (2020). He has also collaborated prolifically with Albin de la Simone, Hubert Lenoir, Clara Luciani, Mika, Jean-Willy Kunz and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, among others. Passionate about the visual arts, he oversaw the artistic direction of several of his music videos and shows, and has been involved in collaborations with contemporary artists such as David Altmejd, BGL, Sophie Calle, Dominique Pétrin and Yann Pocreau.

About Nicolas Party: L’heure mauve
Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this major exhibition brings together sculptures, paintings – executed mainly in pastels – and large-scale murals realized in situ by Swiss artist Nicolas Party. The landscapes, portraits and still lifes, at once fantastical and subtle, illustrate the complex and often inextricable ties that bind humans to nature. Combining figurative and Surrealist genres, the artist’s creations are set against some 50 works from the Museum’s vast collection that span four centuries. Through over 100 artworks, Nicolas Party – director, exhibition designer and visual artist – presents an exhibition that asks some of our era’s most pressing questions, those of a planet that has reached its twilight, its “heure mauve.” The exhibition is on display until October 16th, 2022.

An exhibition organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Curators: Nicolas Party, in collaboration with Stéphane Aquin, Director, MMFA, and Mary-Dailey Desmarais, Chief Curator, MMFA.