Mela and Scott’s work is a meditation on anthropology; how culture influences landscape and human relationships.
Mela teams up with photographer Scott Walsh to create her first 5 track EP plus an accompanying series of 4 photos by Scott.
After a journey around the world busking, teaching, and culminating in a musical performance piece in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010, singer songwriter Melanie Closs became Mela, alongside vocalist/Ukulele-playing Nidia Medina and violinist/viola-playing Concetta Abbate, with guitar by Charlie Rauh and percussion by Cody Rahn, based in Brooklyn, NY. The name MELA comes from an international nickname that Melanie Closs took on while traveling in Asia. It is also a Sanskrit word that means "gathering of people" or "festival".
Mela has spent the past year gigging and performing in New York, and now she finally has a set of songs to put together into an EP. Mela has decided to team up with Scott Walsh to accompany her with a series of photographs.
Brooklyn-based artist Scott Walsh has been working on a series of photographs that explores the Q and B subway line between Prospect Park and Coney Island. The work is based on how culture effects the landscape and how we relate to it.
To check out some of Scott's artwork, click here:
To hear some unreleased Mela demos, updates and events, click here:
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Gets you a signed hard copy exclusive Mela EP Red Dust. (Please add $10 for shipping outside of New York City)Estimated delivery:
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You can choose: 1. Give Mela your lyrics or poetry and she'll set it to music, to be played at a gig or performance of your choosing OR 2. One random Polaroid print from Scott's instant film collection! And a signed Mela EP Red Dust, of course. (Please add $10 for shipping outside of New York City.)Estimated delivery:
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Gets you the EP, plus a song writing session with Mela for one hour, and your song will be featured at a Mela show, OR “Get to know your digital or film camera” session for one hour with Scott Walsh. Must be in New York City.Estimated delivery:
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Gets you an original 8x10 photo printed on traditional Black and White photo paper from Scotts subway series + signed exclusive Mela EP Red Dust (Please add $10 for shipping outside of New York City)Estimated delivery:
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Gets you an original 24x24 traditional Black and White print from Scotts Subway series + signed exclusive Mela EP Red Dust (Please add $10 for shipping outside of New York City)Estimated delivery:
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Gets you Three 24x24 Black and White prints by Scott Walsh + signed Mela EP Red Dust (Please add $10 for shipping outside of New York City)Estimated delivery:
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