Manet & The Women
Hi, I’m Kristen Lee Sergeant – I’m a singer/songwriter based in NYC, and I’m captivated by the art of Éduoard Manet. I’m currently creating an album of songs based on his paintings – these are some demos of a few for your listening pleasure.
This site was created as a mobile audio guide to the Manet/Degas exhibit at the Met — so it’ll look better on your phone.
Since the exhibit closed, this site serves to introduce you to the work in progress, and to invite you to support the forthcoming album and the immersive concert experience. Thank you for listening!
“Manet & The Women” is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts organization.
Paint a face that moves in the glass
Curl the hair pout the lip fringe the lash
It’s a portrait that someone’s buying
Say that’s not art — you’d be lying.
SONG: A Woman Alone
A woman alone’s a performer
A woman alone is on view
A woman alone must be waiting for you…
Some applause, glasses clinking
Some old lecher winking
All damn night in this bright garish gleam…
SONG: A Plum
Life’s not still
Paint it quickly for it will move on…
What do you see, Suzon?
I’m currently finishing the last song for the album, and preparing to record. There’s a ways to go to make sure the project is funded — if you’d like to make an immediate tax-deductible contribution, you can do so here.
If you’d like to see more information on the project, drop your email here and I’ll send you the PDF deck right away for the project.