Artistic Cooperation Projects
In addition to works, French artists convey a style and sound that exist nowhere else. French ensembles are active in offering a rediscovery and enhancement of great composers. In the contemporary repertoire, they are endowed with technological know-how that is in demand. Common creations, residencies, concerts, master classes are the means for passing on such know-how.
In 2015: The Ars Nova ensemble in Mexico for an academy of young composers organized by French percussionist Jean-Paul Bernard and Mexican composer Anna Lara; the Akadêmia ensemble conducted by Françoise Lasserre, to train young singers in India.
In 2014, particularly the first Outside the Walls forum of IRCAM in Seoul, revolving around innovative technology for music and sound; the first edition of an academy of percussions in China, with Les Percussions Claviers de Lyon; composer Bruno Mantovani instructing students of the Bolivar Foundation in Venezuela.
And, the 7th edition of Suona Francese in Italy; the Quatuor Diotima residency in Taiwan, the Greece-France Alliance program.
Contemporary Creation Support Fund
Co-founded and co-funded by the Institut français, three bilateral funds to support contemporary creation – Diaphonique with the U.K., Impuls with Germany, and FACE with the U.S. – give support to bilateral cooperation projects in their artistic design as well as in their distribution in the two partner countries.