Press Release: Violinist Harnesses power to secure new global OS

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Press Release: New York, NY – February 12, 2015

Groundbreaking in the world of business synergy and integration, composer and executive producer Mardi-Ellen Hill presents The Universe of MEND™ – an epic adventure tale of a family Dynasty caught in a global battle for power, inheritance and an unstable new quantum technology used to encode and decode information and comes to life through a musical locking mechanism.

A Composers Now 2015 Festival featured event, presented by the New York Association of Realty Managers (NYARM), the first-ever live public presentation is set for Thursday, February 19, 2015, at noon.

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STOP. WATCH. LISTEN. TRANSFORM will introduce audiences to The Universe of MEND™ beyond the existing original score, stage-play, book / script, blog and portfolio of assets.

On the ground floor Society Library Pavilion at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street. Manhattan, NY – STOP. WATCH. LISTEN. TRANSFORM will feature violinist Marissa Licata playing a live excerpt of the original score in choreography with visual scenes that will transport the audience into the digital mainframe of this new technology, blurring the lines of perception between fiction and reality.

Following the live performance will feature executive producer Mardi-Ellen Hill and her team of cross industry (Music, Technology, Film, Performance and Science) experts – Rosaline Murphy (moderator), John Kiehl, Jose Martinez, Paris Cheffer, Peter Lurie and Davie R. Iannone Jr. in a panel discussion around the storyline and theoretical implications raised by The Universe of MEND™. The event will close with an open audience Q&A, followed by a networking reception.

This event is open to media with RSVP and public for a suggested donation. Please contact Mardi-Ellen Hill for press RSVPs, questions or interview opportunities – mardiellenhill@aol.com / 212-470-7119.

About Composers Now

The Composers Now Festival celebrates living composers, the diversity of their voices and the significance of their musical contributions to our society.
During the month of February, the Festival brings together dozens of performances presented by venues, ensembles, orchestras, opera companies, dance companies and many other innovative events throughout New York City. Composers will be in attendance at all events, interacting with audiences. Composers Now is a project partner of The Fund for the City of New York. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the ASCAP Foundation, the BMI Foundation, the Cheswatyr Foundation, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

MarissaLicataAbout Marissa Licata

Boston and New York based, Honduran American violinist, Marissa Licata, is a star powerhouse soloist. Her electrifying passion and vibrant presence have been featured on international and world-renowned stages. With over 15 years of classical violin training, and her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the New England Conservatory, Marissa proved her natural versatility on her very first audition for Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull – winning the lead violin spot on his 2006 US tour. She would go on to join Jethro Tull for 5 more international tour, , as well as collaborations with many more musical icons cross genres, ranging from R&B, Pop, to Latin and Eastern European World music.

http://marissalicata.com/

About Mardi-Ellen Hill

Executive Producer, composer, inventor – Mardi-Ellen Hill was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a member of its 2014 ‘Women of Note Network’. Recently, she was featured on panels of expert at two major symposiums held by NYARM at the hotel Penn and Tavern On The Green, and featured in an article published in the Mann Report’s February, 2015 issue. Mardi-Ellen Hill is the CEO/Founder of MEH Multimedia and inventor of MEND™ technology and multimedia assets.

In 2002, Mardi-Ellen Hill was the recipient of an ASCAP award in for her work as a pioneer in the world of music invention and application in multiple markets. In 2000, as a professor at LIU, Ms. Hill was selected to represent the University in Washington D.C., at the definitive educational/literacy conference on “Intellectual Property and Distance Learning”, sponsored by the PEW Charitable Trust. She also developed/executive produced a Leadership Symposium where she introduced Kenneth K. Fisher, Brooklyn Representative to the New York City Council, as the keynote speaker. In 1995, Banque Nationale de Paris tapped her technical talents as business analyst by sending her to review and oversee their systems dissemination at the International Monetary Fund Conference in Washington, D.C.

During the 90’s Ms. Hill received numerous other grants and awards as composer/writer, including two awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Annette Kade Fulbright Grant, Works in Process at the Guggenheim Series, She received several international commissions, including being the first woman commissioned by the Group Musiques de Vivantes in Lyon France, the French Consulate, the Canadian Consulate General and the Royal Bank of Canada. She has served as judge and panelist of several international competitions, and state and federal arts programs, including the Brooklyn Arts Council.

Infrared Carpet Anyone?

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Matriarch & granddaughter

Rachel & Rose on the red carpet

Together these women, Matriarch and granddaughter Rachel Barringon hold a secret about the dangerous power of a dynasty. A child hidden overseas has their fate in her hands.  The SPELL OF VAUGIRARD is an epic tale about an ancient family with magnificent talent, a talent so grand it rips the family apart in the 21st century.

Click on the prequel book THE SKELETON SCORE to glimpse into the lives of these players. Their momentary misfortune turns into our fortune –as we make use of a new technology MEND™ – musical encode decode. MEND™ is a tool for the 21st century –a keypad that will be used in a virtual elevator, an iPhone, an iPad and be adaptable to all mobile technology.  The keypad module will unlock the dynasty’s secret language in Chapter One of the prequel book.

Don’t miss Rachel’s A-List party scene next!  You’re invited!  A special elevator with a MEND™ keypad will open into the room and lock in data that will be archived in the family vault.

[To discover more about the Skeleton Score Book series, contact Mardi-Ellen Hill].

29 Dec 2011 | 4:00pm EST | Live interview | Mardi-Ellen Hill with June Stoyer | BlogTalkRadio | “The World of MEND”

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Mardi-Ellen HillMardi-Ellen Hill talks with June Stoyer/The Organic View
 December 29, 2011 at 4 EST.

“The world is changing. However, this change has not simply come about overnight. As human beings interact with one another, there is almost a story that can be created by the events that have occured throughout one’s life as well as new discoveries about the world.

Mend is not just a game but rather a very unique experience that really requires a combination of intellect, education, understanding of how we are all connected and a true appreciation for how music can deeply affect our state of being. What Mardi-Ellen has created is extremely sophisticated and simply blows the likes of Harry Potter out of the water. Anyone who truly appreciates the Masters will see this right away. Given the fact that Mardi-Ellen is not just an opera singer or musician but is also a composer, she is able to completely grasp the impact that music can make. Sound is something nature utilizes all the time. However, it is not something many people really understand regardless of how much appreciation or knowledge they may possess. Quite brilliantly, Mardi-Ellen incorporates this key element into the game which renders this to be something that even Aldous Huxley would thoroughly have enjoyed. Mend is not for the simple minded as it provides intellectual stimulation that has been missing from modern day society for ages. If you really wish to be ‘enlightened’ and get a taste of what the real world is about, roll your sleeves up, turn your tv off and get ready for the ride of your life!

June StoyerIn this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will talk to the award winning and talented Mardi-Ellen Hill about her life’s work creating Mend.”

(Thanks to June Stoyer for this introduction…)

Listen to Broadview Interview- Jay Davis & Mardi Ellen Hill – 23 April 2011 KBZZ

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Listen to an archived version of the interview
recorded April 23, 2011.

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Related Post: 23 April 2011 “Living Art” Live interview with Jay Davis on KBZZ Broadview illuminating MENDtm, and streamed live around the world – Nevada, Paris and beyond…

RADIO INTERVIEW – details to follow soon!

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Stay tuned for a fabulous interview by the dynamic host Eddie Floyd, who spends a half hour interviewing Mardi as the creator of the MEND™ Universe along with her team member John on FOX EVANS BROADCAST, 99.1 FM Talk Radio.

For those who know a bit about MEND™ and those who are totally new to the universe, you will all find this moment riveting. The audience’s growing temptation to uncover MEND™ Universe secrets is revealed by the most unlikely Barrington candidate, protagonist Lily Barrington, in the prequel book, THE SKELETON SCORE.

A second show is planned to bring the real-time radio audience right into the 21st century dilemma handed to our unsuspecting heroine. Lily faces imminent danger in her role as family communicator, and has to toe the line between her loyalties to the family and to the audience’s desires.

PS: Have you become a Fan of MEND™ Buzz on Facebook?