PIANOCEAN – Le film – Novembre 2020


Pianocean is an artistic and sailing project, led by the piano and the voice of Marieke Huysmans Berthou. Pianocean aims to be an ambassador for free international culture, lived and shared across the seas.

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On board the sailing boat Lady Flow, the ship crew will tour the islands of the world. Islands are isolated places, open to the sea which strongly conserve their local culture. Pianocean wishes to discover their hidden treasures.

Pianocean is a moving place of interaction and creativity designed for cultural and human worldwide collaboration.

Meeting the world by sea and music

A mobile musical project

Times of navigation are built around coastal itineraries and scheduled concerts which are given on the deck while the public is on the port quay or on the beach. The boat turns into a performance area. The pianist sings stories from her travels inspired by the journeys at sea and the previously encountered cultures. She becomes the link between and the spokesperson for various islands heritages. Music becomes the vector of stories from these islands, reaching new communities and offering the opportunity to create new links between them. Recording is done on board, saving the collective musical memory.

Carrying stories of the islands, offering a voice to travel over the oceans

Cultural dialogue

Pianocean is a journey for cultures and heritage. At every port of call, the pianist spends time with the local population sharing their experiences and stories. Seven days are spent on each islandCrowfunding copie, sharing and discovering, wherein the Pianocean crew adapts to the islanders rhythm of life and their traditions. With the assistance and contribution of the local community, the crew creates a meeting place that facilitates multidisciplinary and intergenerational creation. A space for expression where everybody is invited to tell their stories and culture. The results of these exchanges are collective musical compositions, testimony of each island heritage. Studiocean allows the recording and spreading by Lady Flow during her land & sea tours. A concert with the participation of islanders is organized at the end of each stay.

Pianocean tells us what happens afar, to inform what happens here

Welcome Lady Flow for a magical experience !

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The captain dresses with her costume, the piano lifted on deck, the public gathered on the quay…

Already, music from afar plays and spirits travel with melodies.

Fully equipped with its own lighting and sound system for an audience of up to 200 people, Lady Flow is autonomous to play concerts (only requires access to electricity). If a larger audience capacity is required, it is possible to link the Lady Flow to a larger external sound and light system.









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Festivals, concerts, nautical events, private events…

Offer your public an original & unique concert.

To organise a concert and/or to request further information, please contact us.


A concert is like a voyage on the sea, with its calms and its storms


87 comments on “PIANOCEAN PROJECT

  1. Goffaux says:

    J’ai assisté à ton concert à Binic c’était ….. Il n’y a pas de mot aussi fort pour ce projet…… Tu aimes la mer et la musique , que faut il de plus pour vivre dans cette harmonie? Cette vie doit être dure, mais quelle bonheur de pouvoir chanter, faire rêver et donner à chacun un air qui restera dans le coeur.
    Quel bonheur de pouvoir allier la mer et la chanson.
    Au plaisir de vous revoir un jour, dans un port ou sur la mer.

    Bon vent
    Georges du BWYC

  2. Patricia Bond says:

    Good afternoon. What dates are you going to be in Roundstone? Thankyou

  3. Dan O’Mahony says:

    I had the pleasure of experiencing your concer yesterday in Schull. I am now sitting overlooking Roaring Water Bay and reliving the experience as I listen to your music

    I loved you poem the Gascanane Sound

    Thank You

  4. Ger says:

    What is your itinerary for Ireland ?

  5. Patrick Cross says:

    Where in Ireland are you playing next Marieke?

  6. Lynda moore says:

    Hi, are you still playing in Roundstone on 17th/ 18th August? Looking forward to hearing you!

  7. Sylvia Moss says:

    Hiya Mareke
    This is Sylvia. Hope you got to your winter quarters safely. I told you I’d give you My daughter Lena’s number so you can contact her whilst in La Drome.
    Lena Walter 0752023052
    Hope to see you in 2020.

  8. BOTHOREL Roselyne says:

    J’ai un magnifique souvenir de votre passage à Perros-Guirec .. Meilleurs voeux pour 2019 , que cette belle aventure perdure le plus longtemps possible.

  9. DREVON says:

    Merci, à Marieck, grâce à elle le confinement se passe mieux, François, un de tes admirateurs, et ils sont nombreux.

  10. Gilles says:

    Bonjour. J’ai un souvenir encore très présent de votre passage au port de Collioure dans les Pyrénées, aurons nous le plaisir de vous revoir ?

    • pianocean says:

      Bonjour et merci ! Je navigue deshormais du côté de l’Irlande et notre route met cap au Nord…pas de passage à la belle Collioure en prévision ! Quelques évènements “à terre” à l’occasion de la sortie du film à l’automne néanmoins pourraient être une occasion de se recroiser ! Bon vent !

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