Sea Shanty


Profondeurs Vertes

By: Mike Kelley

Music composed by Mike Kelley and Scott Benzel.

Profondeurs Vertes is the title of a three-channel video installation produced by Mike Kelley for the Louvre, Paris, in 2006. The music on this CD functions as the soundtrack music for the three videos. Profondeur Vertes begins with a Traditional Sea Shanty complete with waves, creaking timbers, and seagulls, moving into an airy Romantic-era piano and harp piece based on Charles Tomlinson Griffes’ Veil of Dreams which then transitions into an orchestral rendition of the Shark Attack from John Singleton Copley’s painting Watson and the Shark; more shanties follow and a rendition of Lautréamont’s Maldoror recited in French completes the cycle of Kelley’s thought.



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Product Details

Compound Annex #39

Track List
Disc 01
01 Sea Shanty 2:17
02 The Recitation 9:35
03 Watson And The Shark 4:21
04 The Horizon 15:45
05 An Excerpt From Maldoror By The Comte De Lautréamont 5:37
06 Sea Shanty 2 1:51

The Poetics: Critical Inquiry in Green


Released: 1998
By: Mike Kelley and Tony Oursler