Théo Ceccaldi

French violinist, violist and composer Théo Ceccaldi, 34, made a name for himself in jazz. He distinguished himself in particular with the trio Django, whose formation is a distant echo of the legendary Quintette du Hot Club de France. Meet this born improviser, who won the Instrumental Revelation...

Updated on 22/06/2021

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Béatrice Thiriet

For 30 years, Béatrice Thiriet has shared her passion between film and opera scores. The composer recently gave a masterclass co-organized with the SACEM, devoted to film music and composition work for cinema, and discussed these issues with the directors of the Institut français' Fabrique Cinéma...

Updated on 22/06/2021

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Franck Médioni

For the centenary of Charlie Parker’s birth, a biography of the musician by Franck Médioni, one of the leading French jazz specialists, will be published by Fayard in February. After writing about Miles Davis and John Coltrane, the journalist travelled to New York to trace the life of Charlie Parker...

Updated on 10/02/2020

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Hadi Zeidan

Founder of the festival and label Beirut Electro Parade, the producer Hadi Zeidan weaves a musical canvas from his travels between France and Lebanon and a blend of classic records and contemporary electronic sounds. He describes his perspectives on musical creation, the Arab world and the West.

Published on 30/09/2019

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The book of sand, Michel Van der Aa (2016-2019)

The Musica Mobile Exhibition at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan

From April 13th to July 14th at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, curator James Giroudon offers an unprecedented tour of some twenty installations which come to life as they resonate with one another. Their movement weaves connections between the visual and the audible, through breaths and whispers of...

Published on 05/08/2019

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Floy Krouchi

A composer and instrumentalist, Floy Krouchi draws on traditional Indian music to create an augmented electric bass with astonishing sound properties: FKBass. She reflects on the close relationship between music and new technology, and her residency experience in India, where she was between...

Updated on 22/06/2021

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Thomas Tilly

In 2019 Thomas Tilly was in residence in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, to make sound recordings and interview two indigenous communities about their relationship with listening. Meet this artist who creates experimental music informed by everything “around”.

Updated on 10/03/2020

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Jehyna Sahyeir

Actress and singer Jehyna Sahyeir, 25, embodies the rise of traditional Haitian music with a style that blends jazz and voodoo. In residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts (the International City of Arts) in Paris, she appeared on stage at a music cabaret in Blois on 9 March as part of the Aux...

Updated on 13/03/2020

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Tony Mefe

For over 20 years, Cameroonian Guy Marc Tony Mefe has worked to support and assist artists from Central Africa. From travel companion of director of Vincent Mambachaka at the Linga Tere space, to member of the International Artistic Committee of the Abidjan Market for the Performing Arts (MASA), he...

Published on 19/11/2020

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Hervé Youmbi and Hervé Yamguen

Cameroonian artists Hervé Youmbi and Hervé Yamguen explore the question of the urban environment through writing, photography or visual arts. The two artists, recipients of the Institut français residency programme at the Cité internationale des arts, in Paris, and members of the Cercle Kapsiki...

Updated on 08/10/2021

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Clip politique “Zaffatleh el Tarik” / “Il a pavé ma route”

Lebanon in the works of Noel Keserwany

For 10 years, Noel Keserwany and her sister Michelle have been producing socio-political videos. Today they are well-known for their use of satire and humour.  

In addition to participating in conferences on art and politics, Noel Keserwany now works with NGOs to produce viral advocacy campaigns...

Updated on 22/06/2021

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Le Bal de Paris

When virtual reality meets live performance

For a few years, new artist forms come forth at the intersection of innovation and art. In the area of virtual reality, creators take hold of this medium and mix it with performance art, journalism, and visual art, to bring spectators new experiences. Artists, always pioneers, have anticipated the...

Updated on 30/11/2021

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Maria Harfouche & Simon Thierrée

While in residence at the "Villa Al Qamar", director Maria Harfouche and composer Simon Thierrée visited the inhabitants of Deir El Qamar with Tempo Fragile. In the Lebanese Chouf, they created together a film in concert that explores the theme of fragility.

Updated on 16/12/2021

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Fernando Ladeiro-Marquès

For the past ten years, the Marché des Musiques Actuelles (MaMA) has been producing an event built around a dual identity, both a music industry convention and a concert programme. In Pigalle, debates, workshops and live music take place over three days. Fernando Ladeiro-Marquès, instigator of this...

Published on 16/12/2021

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