Data Regina

by Olivia Louvel

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    Artwork by Jesse Holborn
    3D Image by Antoine Kendall

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1.
Battlefield 01:33
2.
My Crown 04:16 video
3.
4.
Farewell 04:40
5.
Infiltrate 03:32
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Feb. 8 1587 03:01
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Deploy 05:06
10.
Dawn Battle 01:18
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12.
The Veil 04:02
13.
The Chamber 03:03
14.
Love Or Rule 04:49
15.
Pinkie 1547 03:08
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17.
Battlefront 01:24

about

Fascinated by the existence of two Queens ruling at the same time on a single island, within an extremely male dominated society in the 16th century, composer and artist Olivia Louvel explores the reign of Mary Queen of Scots Vs Elizabeth I and delivers her own singular transposition: Data Regina. Drawn to the life and writings of Mary Queen of Scots, a poet and essayist herself and one of the most read woman of her time, Olivia Louvel assembles a digital narrative through 17 compositions capturing different palettes, tones, playing with identity within the 'duality-duel' relationship of the two women, two queens and cousins, who were never to meet.

'Data Regina' is a body of work which gathers electronic songs 'The Antechamber’, along with a series of instrumentals, 'The Battles’, a sonic landscape inspired by the 16th century battles on the Anglo-Scottish border.
As well as the publication of a CD, the interactive digital work www.dataregina.com provides a further platform to showcase the 3D animations produced by young animator Antoine Kendall as well as curated historical references.

Read on The Quietus
thequietus.com/articles/22355-olivia-louvel-interview
Read on The Wire
www.olivialouvel.com/PRThe%20Wire_InterviewFeb17.pdf

credits

released November 10, 2017

Composed, produced and mixed by Olivia Louvel
at Tin Foil studio and Audiobeach Studio.
Lyrics written by Olivia Louvel except the sonnet 'Feb. 8 1587' written by Mary Queen Of Scots
Fiona Brice, violin on
'My Crown', 'Elizabeth Song', 'The Veil', 'Love Or Rule'
Paul Kendall, mix consulting and additional voice polishing
Mastered by AGF
Artwork and design, Jesse Holborn
Original images, Antoine Kendall

Arts Council of England, Grant for the Arts, 2016.
Press relation, Ed Benndorf

Originally released February 2017. cat: CW11

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