M Martine Bédard


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Captivated by the singularity and the beauty of the Sea Horse, Marie Martine started to paint parallels between the hippocampus of the brain and the sea horse.

"The resemblance goes beyond the shape of the sea creature" she says. "Let's talk about the metaphors. One after the other they revealed themselves and enable me to explain rape, and life after rape in a work of art."

Her upcoming music album « 9 » aims to raise awareness about rape, stigmas as well as contributing in making people more empathetic towards the cause of survivors.

"People have to learn to live with respect and in harmony with survivors despite their fragility. There is beauty in everything" says M Martine Bédard.


In short

M Martine  is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who has just returned to the world.  As a rising music figure of the Montreal underground music scene of the 80s and early 90s,  she saw her years of efforts and momentum short-circuited on a beautiful morning of July when she became the prey of a sexual predator.  It was shortly after giving birth to her first son. In 2009 she decided to embark upon a healing journey through music studies with Berklee Online. She obtained in 2014 a Professional Certificate in Guitar.  She is now achieving with the same institution her Bachelor Degree of Professional Studies in Songwriting while preparing her new music album, — 9 —, which is part of the interdisciplinary art project "Hippocampus".  More...


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Hippocampus' project have gathered many talented artists. Here are some of the collaborators:

Chris Umbderloid, United Kingdom
Christine Roberge,  Quebec Canada
Daniel Desmarais, Quebec Canada
Ella Negrescu, Roumania
Karine Rathle, Quebec, Canada
Jacqueline Van der Geer, Quebec, Canada
Jean-François Lemieux, Quebec, Canada
Julie Laurin, Ontario, Canada
Marie Martine Bédard, Quebec Canada
Marie-France Thibeault, Quebec Canada
Wil Pit, VIrginie USA