About the Project
The music and art project, Merry Onette, was one born of loss. It was created by artist Onette du Joyeux just weeks after the unexpected death of her father, in early May 2011. It can be said with confidence that this new direction in life would never have happened otherwise or, at the very least, would have been a much different project indeed.
Known for her unusual style of composition, Onette's pieces usually find a balance somewhere between structure and challenging perplexity... often intended to mimic an idea of the world's design. Each song encompasses a particular emotion that required expression during the time of it's recording. The main goal of this project is to not fully commit to one specific genre. It is experimental in nature, allowing for uninhibited self expression and total creative freedom.
On December 13th, 2014 the debut EP In Concrète Minor was released. A video for the track "Maelstrom (Overture)" was released to compliment the album. In January 2015, Merry Onette collaborated with Left/Right to release an experimental version of the track "Puzzle". In April 2015, the track "Lesser-Known Meltdown" was featured in the German publication Mescaline Injection's selection compilation. In December 2015, the music of Merry Onette scored Robin Sandiford's sci-fi short film Apple. A series of limited edition surrealist landscape paintings were released in 2017. In January 2018, Onette released a drone album under the name Summi Mors titled I, the first of a planned series of five, with the second album currently in the works. The first full length Merry Onette album is also in production with the date to be announced.