Memorable characters for the company
Frank Martel, poet and musican. His life is entirely devoted to the unknown and to his own unique quality of silence. Discovered in 1979 by poet and author Phillipe Haeck, he published two collections of poetry with VLB Éditeur. He learnt how to play guitar and started writing songs. In 1992, he published a third volume with L’Oie de Cravan, La lune a l’air ce soir d’un bout d’ongle arraché. In 1995, he created Dans le ring où tu boxes, a poetry-performance show at La Chapelle. As a solo artist or with Nathalie Derome, he has participated in several events in museums, galleries, and cabarets. In 2001, with Bernard Falaise, Éloi Deit, and Michel F.Côté (L’Ouest céleste), he recorded his first album, Enjambons le désert. In 2003, he released a second album, Sautons ce repas ce midi, which was critically acclaimed; a third album by the same quartet, Yé-Yi-You-Ya, was then released. He has been playing the theremin since 2001. A key player on the musical scene, he has been seen with Diane Labrosse and her Petit Bestiaire (2004), as well as at the Festival de musique actuelle de Victoriaville alongside Michel F.Côté (May 2005). In the fall of 2009, he released his fourth album, À l’école du Ara, with Bernard Falaise.