In memoriam: Mélanie Defize (22 March 2016)

On Wednesday it will be a year ago Brussels was shocked by a violent attack. Our agency is based in Molenbeek, so for a couple of weeks our work area was in the center of the media-attention. Today the wounds are healing, but all over the world people face violence and injustice on a daily basis. Our believe in what we do and what we stand for grows stronger each day: promote good music that can unite and uplift people. Music can be a healing and positive force. This week we dedicate our consideration and respect to all the victims of violence around the world. A special thought goes to Mélanie Defize, killed in the attack on the Maelbeek metro station in Brussels on 22 March 2016. Mélanie worked for the label 'Cypres' since 2014. This young baroque violinist of 29, musicologist and adept of music therapy, was ever an insatiable researcher who was preparing her university diploma in the history of medicine at Paris Descartes. In this Institute she was a musicologist among cardiologists, a woman among men. Open to all musical genres, attentive to both performers and composers, Mélanie gleaned with serious purpose from art, science and life. To commemorate Melanie and all the victims of ignorance and barbarity Cypres launches 'L’oreille de Mélanie' (Mélanie’s Ear). This album contains tracks by Fabrizio Cassol and DJ Grazzhoppa’s DJ Bigband & Aka Moon, who were earlier released on Cypres Records. By buying this CD you support the research to music therapy of the Saint-Luc Hospital in Brussels.

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