Kali Malone was pressured to cancel a live performance in a French church on Saturday after far-right Catholics staged a protest in opposition to the organist and composer’s supposedly profane tune titles. Protestors aligned with the fundamentalist Catholic group Civitas descended on the parish of Carnac, with placards denouncing the staging of an “electro” live performance in a church. Within the days prior, Civitas had written to the Bishop of Vannes to oppose the “profane” live performance and “subversive acoustic items,” basing their evaluation on Malone’s album and tune titles The Sacrificial Code and “Sacer Profanare,” a Latin play on the phrases “sacred” and “profane,” Libération notes.
In a press release, live performance organizers wrote, “After an hour of unsuccessful negotiations and confronted with the danger of violence on the a part of the integralists, the mayor of the city of Carnac determined to cancel the live performance.” Malone was not within the venue on the time and was not concerned in negotiations, the assertion added. The present had been scheduled as a part of the You Origin sequence organized by Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley, who appeared on Malone’s newest album, Does Spring Hide Its Joy. The 2 artists performed on the similar venue the evening earlier than the protest.
In her personal assertion, Malone wrote:
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