Music

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FOCUS

 

 

From June 10th till 14th 2015, l’Institut Français will organise the first Focus dedicated to contemporary music, in the framework of Manifeste, Ircam’s yearly festival. 50 foreign professionals from various countries will be invited in Paris, to experience the fertility and diversity of French musical creation.

Initiated by l'Institut français, in association with their partners – Ircam, Futurs Composés, SACEM, the City of Paris, ONDA and Bureau Export –, the Focus aims to promote the French contemporary music artists to foreign professionals (festivals and concert halls artistic directors, promoters, etc). The goal is to foster professional exchanges and collaborations, to facilitate the international development of French musicians. Priority will be given to emerging artists – composers and ensembles – currently developing their international career. The invitation of music professionals from various countries will be supported by the French cultural network abroad (French Embassies, Instituts français, Alliances françaises).

Foreign professionals taking part in this Focus will be offered the opportunity to discover French emerging artists (ensembles, orchestras, composers) through a selection of concerts from Manifeste, but also in several venues programming contemporary music in Paris, including the newly opened Paris Philharmony. They will be able to meet artists and their management through conferences, round-tables and speed-meeting sessions. Several new pieces by emerging and confirmed composers will be put forward, and several ensembles will make presentations about their forthcoming projects, in partnership with Futurs Composés and SACEM. Meetings with French programmers will be co-organised with ONDA, in order to help organising coproductions.

The Focus will also put forward the high quality work made by Ircam and the French National Centres for Musical Creation in musical softwares, conceiving digital tools to support the composers’ work. Ircam will offer the opportunity to visit their studios, and the National Centres for Musical Creation will present premieres from their composers in residence.

Concerts will include premieres by Laurent Cuniot, Michaël Levinas, and other composers from Ircam and the National Centers for Musical Creation, with ensembles such as TM+, Ars Nova, Le Balcon, ONCEIM orchestra…

 

Contact/further details: mathilde.bezard@institutfrancais.com

 

 

                  

    

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th

    8.30pm: Ensemble Ars Nova - Georgia Spiropoulos

    Centre Pompidou - Grande Salle

    In Les Bacchantes, the vocalist Médéric Collignon incarnates several characters from Euripides’ tragedy about the return of Dionysus to Thebes. The exploration of vocal and instrumental techniques contributes to the theatricalization. “I wanted to start with the “beginning” of the voice: phonation, register, vibratory space and modes, vocal timbre, breathing, articulation. Médéric Collignon and I began a phase of vocal and experimental investigation.” Today, the scene from the Bacchantes is preceded by two creations with instrumentation—harp and timbales—that looks, by analogy, towards ancient Greece.

    © Irini Zevgoli

     

    Médéric Collignon voice
    Hélène Breschand harp
    Ars Nova ensemble instrumental
    Isabelle Cornélis, Elisa Humanes timbales
    Lighting Design Arnaud Yung
    Director Georgia Spiropoulos
    IRCAM Computer Music Design José Miguel Fernandez, Thomas Goepfer

    GEORGIA SPIROPOULOS Membranes, commissioned by Ars Nova ensemble instrumental Premiere
                                                 Roll… n’Roll…n’Roll, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou et Radio France Premiere of the final version
                                                 Les Bacchantes, Opera Brut, based on Euripides

    www.georgiaspiropoulos.com

    THURSDAY, JUNE 11th

    9.30am - 1.30pm: IRCAM

    General presentation of the French contemporary music field: how public institutions and artists networks are working together, to support the creation of new pieces and their circulation, in France and abroad.

    Panel 1 : Supporting creation and composers – Moderator: Arnaud Merlin

    Panel 2 : A high-level teaching system with centers of excellence, creating links between research and composition – Moderator: Arnaud Merlin

    Panel 3 : The French contemporary music abroad: networks and cooperation – Moderator: Antoine Pecqueur

     

    5pm - 6.30pm: Paris Philharmony 1

    Tour with Laurent Bayle, General Manager

     

    6.30pm - 7.30pm: Paris Philharmony 2, Cité de la Musique

    Meeting with Ensemble Intercontemporain

    8.30pm: Ensemble Intercontemporain / Matthias Pintscher, Conductor - Répons by Pierre Boulez

    Philharmonie de Paris

    Répons, a crucial work in the spatialized music repertoire, resonates for the first time at the Philharmonie de Paris. A chamber ensemble is in the middle of the room, six soloists are placed along the periphery of the room around the audience, and six groups of loudspeakers project the electronics in real-time. The spiraling musical form and the concert hall’s architecture are mutually engaging, as is the unforgettable entrance of the six “electrified” soloists, or their suspended ending. The very antithesis of this dialogue, Mouvement, a masterpiece by Helmut Lachenmann, mingles inexorably with the paralysis of Michael Jarrell’s work for percussion from the Assonances series, a sketchbook, always open.

    © Aymeric Warmé-Janville

    Victor Hanna percussion
    Mihai Trestian cymbalum
    Samuel Favre vibraphone
    Gilles Durot xylophone
    Hideki Nagano, Sébastien Vichard pianos
    Frédérique Cambreling harp
    Ensemble intercontemporain
    Conductor Matthias Pintscher
    IRCAM Computer Music Design Andrew Gerzso, Gilbert Nouno

    MICHAEL JARRELL Assonance VII
    HELMUT LACHENMANN Mouvement (-vor der Erstarrung)
    PIERRE BOULEZ Répons

    www.ensembleinter.com

    FRIDAY, JUNE 12th

    9.30am - 12.30am: IRCAM

    Introduction to the technological tools developed by IRCAM

    Presentation of several artistic projects produced by IRCAM

    www.ircam.fr

    12.45am - 2pm: Le Carreau du Temple

    Cocktail organized by Sacem

     

    2pm - 6pm: Le Carreau du Temple

    Emerging artists’ showcases, in partnership with Sacem & Futurs Composés

     

     

    © Eiffage construction

     

    Projects:

     

    Décor Sonore : Urbaphonix

    Michel Risse

    Without a word, out of nowhere, a moving five-people crew enters the street' soundscape. These explorers play, live and on-site, with the sounds, objects and people they encounter on their way. Sorts of “Street-Jockeys” without turntables or synthesizers, the musicians of Urbaphonix listen to their sonic surroundings and compose using only what is already all around us but what no one listens to.

    decorsonore.org/en/creations/urbaphonix/

     

    Ensemble Hope : XXIst Century Sacred Music

    G. Dazzi, P. Zavaro, T. Machuel, A. Labarsouque

    Music for a feminine vocal quartet (two Sopranos, two Altos) and two Cristals Baschet. Four Works composed by four composers on sacred texts of their own choice.

    www.hopensemble.eu

     

    Erwan Keravec : Nu Piping

    O. Bianchi, O. Strasnoy, J-M. López López

    Contemporary music for the bagpipe. Hailing from traditional bagads (Breton bands) and now an associate artist with the Théâtre de Cornouaille, the bagpiper Erwan Keravec is an insightful pioneer who has been pursuing the unexplored field of contemporary music. His tremendous Nu piping project already comprises ten original compositions.

    www.erwan-keravec.eu

     

    Trio 3D : In Bilico

    Benjamin de la Fuente

    In Bilico - meaning to be balanced precariously - is built around the idea of fusion between the timbres of the 3 musicians of the Trio 3D (onde, soprano voice & guitar), revealing new musical colours through delicacy, not to say frailty.

    www.trio3d.fr

     

    Diotima Quartet / Pascal Contet

    Franck Bedrossian

    They will perfom new pieces commissioned Franck Bedrossian. The programme will be a mix between string quartet, solo accordion and quintet (string quartet with accordion).

    www.quatuordiotima.fr/

    www.pascalcontet.com

     

    Ensemble De Caelis : La Part du Diable

    Jonathan Bell

    Premiered in Septembre 2014 during Festival d'Ile de France, "La Part du Diable" is a programme performed by Ensemble De Caelis, related to the theme Taboo and Forbidden... It includes music from XIIth and XIIIth century, and a contemporary piece from Jonathan Bell called "De Joye interdict" , built on top of middle age text form François Villon, for five voices a cappella.

    www.decaelis.fr/en

     

    Amel Brahim-Djelloul / Mezwej Ensemble : Traverser

    Zad Moultaka (Onoma)

    The composer Zad Moultaka is in search of the musicality and strengths in Syrian poet Adonis' language. A path which creates links between the musicians on stage and electronics.

    www.amelbrahimdjelloul.com/co/News.html

    www.mezwej.com

     

    Les Cris de Paris : L’Homme Armé

    Francesco Filidei, Josquin Desprez

    Twelve singers perform La Missa super l'homme armé by Francesco Filidei, dressed with military material. They turn their weapons into musical instruments and confront that visual and musical violence to the hypnotism of Josquin Desprez' Missa l’homme armé sexti toni.

    lescrisdeparis.tumblr.com

     

    Terra Incognita

    Etienne Bultingaire, Laure Saint-Hillier

    “Terra Incognita” is based on the convergence of Etienne Bultingaire (musician) and Laure Saint-Hillier's (visual artist) ways of creating. From scratch, they imagine together their way according to the moment, the place or the atmosphere, then they jump cheerfully into the unknown.

    etiennebultingaire.wordpress.com

     

    L’Itinéraire : Spectral Streams

    Christopher Trapani

    Ensemble L'Itinéraire initiates a Franco-American concert project around a new piece by young American composer Christopher Trapani and Partiels by Gérard Grisey, led by Canadian conductor Jean-Michaël Lavoie.

    litineraire.fr/wp

     

    Serge Teyssot-Gay, Charlotte Testu, Carol Robinson : The Weather Pieces

    Carol Robinson

    This cycle uses  meteorological models as inspiration for new musical forms. Rather than attempting for instance, to recreate a storm, the pieces establish an overall evolution, using electronics to integrate layers of aleatory elements with a live solo line. Tailor-made for singular performers, these works create completely fluid, expressive, and surprizing structures.

    www.crsounds.com

    www.sergeteyssot-gay.net/site/

    www.charlottetestu.net

     

    Tempest

    Franck Vigroux, Antoine Schmitt

    Tempest associates the music of Franck Vigroux with the visuals of Antoine Schmitt, to create a real system-universes of pure chaos, that can be seen in the movements of millions of particles and can be heard through the roaring of air. By manipulating the internal forces of this chaos, the performers give birth to audio and visual shapes that develop in time, more or less obviously, with more or less stability.

    www.franckvigroux.com

    www.antoineschmitt.com/welcome

     

    François Raullin Trio : “You Stay I Leave”

    F. Corneloup, R. Lopez, F. Raullin (La Forge) - A. Alvaro

    François Raulin Trio is inspired by "Ishi" , the last Indian from Yana clan, as a symbolic figure of the whole Native American genocide. They composed a musical suite for three musicians and a comedian, where writing is based on a wide variety of improvised game modes.

    www.laforgecir.com/La-Forge/Lequipe/Francois-RAULIN

    8pm: Ensemble Le Balcon / Maxime Pascal, Conductor - La Métamorphose by Michaël Levinas

    Athénée Théâtre Louis Jouvet

    As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.” The famous fist lines from Kafka’s Metamorphosis inspired an entire opera imagined by Michaël Levinas, taken over today by the ensemble Le Balcon and the visual artist Nieto. How does one realize the worrying man-animal metamorphosis on stage, hybridization of vocal, instrumental, and electronics? Attracted by the “extreme triviality that gives this novel its terrifying character, an unimaginable terror”, Michaël Levinas chose a countertenor for Gregor’s childish complait, a voice strengthened and almost delayed by the electronics. An art of transition and thresholds, paradoxical polyphonies, La Métamorphose is a constantly altered state: music that “doesn’t stop falling”.

    © Nieto

    Opéra by Michaël Levinas based on the text by Franz Kafka
    Premiere of the new version
    Musical Director Maxime Pascal
    Adapted book Emmanuel Mones, Michaël Levinas, Benoît Meudic
    Director, Video Nieto
    Sound Projection Florent Derex
    Assistant producer Violeta Zamudio
    Costumes Pascale Lavandier
    Special Effects Franck Limon-Duparcmeur
    Lights Arthur Cemin
    IRCAM Computer Music Design Benoit Meudic
    Production Music Design Augustin Muller
    Le Balcon

    Gregor, countertenor Rodrigo Ferreira
    La Sœur de Gregor, soprano Elise Chauvin
    Le Père, baritone Vincent Vantyghem
    La Mère, contralto Camille Merckx
    Fondé de pouvoir et locataire, baritone Sydney Fierro
    Locataire, bass bartitone Florent Baffi
    Locataire, baritone, bass baritone Virgile Ancely
    La femme de peine, mezzo-soprano Anne Emmanuelle Davy

    lebalcon.com/index.php/fr/lensemble

     

    10pm: Athénée Théâtre Louis Jouvet

    Meeting with Ensemble Le Balcon, Maxime Pascal and Michaël Levinas

    SATURDAY, JUNE 13th

    9.30am - 1pm: Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP)

    Auditions of Musicians from the Paris Conservatoire

    With Bruno Mantovani, General Manager

     

    © All rights reserved

     

    1. Rémi Durupt, percussion
    Fritz Hauser, Die Klippe

    2. Uzumé Quartet (Haruka Inoue, Hiroé Yasui, Mai Toyama and Makoto Hondo, saxophones)
    Dai Fujikura Reach Out, for saxophone quartet

    3. Vincent Lhermet, accordion
    Mikel Urquiza, Esquisses d'échecs : ouverture française
    Philippe Hersant, Tarentelle

    4. Olivier Stankiewiecz, oboe and Alvise Sinivia, piano
    Benjamin Attahir, De l'ineffable

    5. Matteo Cesari, flute
    Salvatore Sciarrino. Come vengono prodotti gli incantesimi?

    6. Eloise Labaume, harp
    Aurelio Edler-Copes, Seul(e) for harp and voice

    7. Eun Joo Lee, violin and Matthieu Acar, piano
    Bruno Mantovani, All' ungarese for violin and piano

    8. Raquel Camarinha, soprano, and Yoan Héreau, piano
    Kaija Saariaho Quatre instants for soprano and piano,
    2nd mouvement: Douleur

    9. Rémy Reber, guitar
    J. Malaussena, (EP)Scrap
    Heinz Werner Henze, Drei Tentos, first two movements excerpted from Kammermusik 1958

    10. Denisov Duo (Marie Ythier, cello, and Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach, saxophone)
    Pedro García-Velasquez, Remos (excerpt)

    11. Adriana Ferreira, flute
    Fuminori Tanada, F for solo flute

    12. Antoine Ouvrard, piano
    Elliott Carter, Les Diversions, diptyque for unaccompanied piano

    13. Malika Yessetova, violin
    Matthias Pintscher, Ommagio a Paisiello (2nd movement)

    14. Rafal Zolkos, flute, and Justine Leroux, piano
    Pierre Boulez, Sonatine for flute and piano

     

    www.conservatoiredeparis.fr

    3.30pm - 5.30pm: L’Agora (Nanterre)

    Special session dedicated to the National Centers for New Music

    © Vincent Hindson

     

    The state label “National centre of musical creation” was founded in 1996. It confirmed the existence and durability of workplaces for composers, new works productions, research and raising public awareness to contemporary music.
    In 2014, six organisations are granted the label National centre of musical creation.
    The National centre of musical creation’s main task is to enable new music works’ realisation. They welcome composers, performers and artists of all kinds in a high quality environment and provide them with all technical need and assistance their projects require.
    National centres of musical creation are also engaged in basic and applied research with an aim at knowledge development, experimentation, development and adaptation of new tools and process of musical creation.
    In order to support the dissemination of creative works, the national centres organise or co-organise public events throughout a cultural season: concerts, cross-disciplinary performances and sound installations. It also can be done within a festival. The pursuit of partnerships, in order to set up tours, in the form of co-productions and by selling concerts and performances to concert-halls and theatres on a regional, national and international scale, also promotes the circulation of works.
    National centres also have to raise awareness, teach and deliver educational support, working together with specialised music schools and government schools. Besides, they dedicate themselves to preserve and enhance works produced in their studios.
    Supplied with all the fitted equipment for music-making and research, with recording and mixing studios, and even with a rehearsal space for some, National centres of musical creation play a leading role on the national level regarding commissions and residencies.

    Césaré, CNCM de Reims

    CIRM, CNCM de Nice

    GMEA, CNCM d’Albi

    GMEM, CNCM de Marseille

    GRAME, CNCM de Lyon

    La Muse en Circuit
     

     

    6pm - 7.30pm: L'Agora (Nanterre)

    Meeting with Dominique Laulanné (General Manager), Thierry Balasse and Laurent Cuniot (artists in residency)

    8.30pm: Ensemble TM+ / Marc Desmons, Conductor

    Maison de la Musique de Nanterre

    “Exformation” is everything that we don’t really say but think when we are silent: a gestural exchange. Creator of Gestrument for nomadic applications, Jesper Nordin imagined the control of the electronics decentralized, given to each of the ensemble’s soloists, while continuing to analyze the predominate role of the conductor whose every gesture is significant. Laurent Cuniot’s relationship with technology is one of confrontation of writing (instrumental and electroacoustic), the declination of the connection between the soloist musician with the electronics and the instrumental ensemble: from synergy to head-on opposition. A prelude, four movements, and a postlude strung together.

    © Ensemble TM+

    Geneviève Strosser viola
    Ensemble TM+
    Conductor Marc Desmons
    IRCAM Computer Music Design Serge Lemouton, Manuel Poletti

    IVAN FEDELE Immagini da Escher
    LAURENT CUNIOT Reverse Flows, commissioned by the French government Premiere
    JESPER NORDIN Sculpting the air, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou and Grame, centre national de création musicale, as a part of the ANR INEDIT project with the support of Statens Musikwerk – Music development and heritage Sweden Premiere

    www.tmplus.org/web

    SUNDAY, JUNE 14th

    9.30am - 1pm: Le Carreau du Temple (Studio de Flore)

    Meeting with French programmers, in partnership with Onda

    The foreign programmers invited to the Focus will have the opportunity to meet French programmers dedicated to the contemporary repertoire. This meeting, co-organised by Institut Français and ONDA, aims to foster the circulation of innovative projects and international coproductions.

    The Onda - Office national de diffusion artistique (French office for contemporary performing arts circulation), is a non-profit organisation established in 1975. This association, funded by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, promotes the dissemination within France of performing arts works that are consistent with a process of contemporary artistic creation concerned with the renewal of forms, and stimulates exchanges in the field of live performance in Europe and internationally.

    Its scope of intervention covers all disciplines, whether stemming from theatre, dance, music, circus, puppetry, public space, whether these works are created in France or abroad, and whether they are aimed at adults or children.

    Onda's activities are focused on four main areas: expertise and advice, meetings, financial support, and European and international artists

     

    11am - 1pm: Le Carreau du Temple (Le Jules)

    Speed-meetings with French artists

     

    1pm - 3pm: Le Carreau du Temple (Le Jules)

    Brunch

     

    3pm - 5pm: Le Carreau du Temple (Le Jules)

    Speed-meetings with French artists

     

    5.30pm: Le Carreau du Temple (Auditorium)

    Meeting with Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ)

    6pm: Orchestre National de Jazz / Olivier Benoit

    Le Carreau du Temple - Auditorium

    A sort of nomadic “work in progress” that has been a common thread throughout his mandate as the head of the ONJ (2014-2017), Olivier Benoit offers his program EUROPA, a series of “city portraits”, a subjective look at the kaleidoscope that is the contemporary European musical landscape. After Paris and Berlin, the ONJ presents the third stop along its ambitious voyage. Dedicated to Rome, this new chapter explores the territories of contemporary music. Olivier Benoit called upon two composers for this project, a Frenchman—Benjamin de la Fuente—and an Italian—Andrea Agostini. Two composers from the same generation, both lovers of Rome, that reflect a leaning in contemporary music, a part of a current artistic trend that uses unconventional approaches: improvisation, use of diverse musical materials, collaborative approaches for certain projects, a fixed look at performance.

    © Denis Rouvre

     

    Andrea Agostini & Benjamin de la Fuente compositions

    Olivier Benoit Artistic Director, guitar
    Jean Dousteyssier clarinets
    Alexandra Grimal tenor and soprano saxophones
    Hugues Mayot alto saxophone
    Fidel Fourneyron trombone
    Fabrice Martinez trumpet
    Théo Ceccaldi violin
    Sophie Agnel piano
    Paul Brousseau keyboards
    Sylvain Daniel electric bass
    Éric Echampard drums

    www.onj.org

    8.30pm: Rendez-Vous Contemporains

    Eglise Saint-Merry

    Les Rendez-Vous Contemporains are a series of concerts and screenings dedicated to contemporary creation. Founded in 2010 by Frédéric Blondy and Marguerite Lantz, and settled into the prestigious Eglise Saint-Merry, the Rendez-Vous Contemporains is a platform where french and foreign internationally renowned musicians meet, surrounded by contemporary classical music, improvised music, experimental music, electronic music and electro-acoustic music. Beyond its strong attachment to transversality, one of the main goals of Rendez-Vous Contemporains is to withdraw some sound practices from the underground network they are trapped in, and to offer them an opportunity, a stage up to their significance in contemporary art field.

    rendezvouscontemporains.com

     

    ONCEIM orchestra (Orchestre de Nouvelles Créations, Expérimentations et Improvisation Musicales)

    Hubbub quintet

    e-SaxBow duet

     

    onceim.fr

    hubbub.fr

    florentcolautti.net/projets/e-saxbow

     

    © All rights reserved

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As previously organised in the field of other performing arts (dance, theatre circus and street arts), l'Institut français and its partners, MaMA festival and Bureau Export, will organise the first Focus dedicated to popular music. This event will be held in the framework of MaMA's 4th edition in Paris from 15 to 19 October 2013. This project is also supported by French cultural network abroad (Embassies, Instituts français, Alliances françaises) for the invitation of music professionals from various countries. 
 

This Focus aims to promote French music scene to around 50 invited professionals (festival artistic directors, booking agents, label representatives, live music producers etc). Its goal is to foster professional exchanges and collaborations, and facilitate the international development of French artists. The Focus will introduce to foreign professionals a selection of concerts, conferences, workshops, speedmeeting sessions, through the MaMA programme.

 


PROGRAMME

►Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

19:00 to 21:00:  

Members of organising staff will be at Ibis Paris Montmartre hotel lobby, for short brief about the event and locations. You can meet them anytime for information / assistance.

 

►Wednesday, October 16th

09:00: Pick up at the hotel / departure to Gaité Lyrique

09:30 to 11:00:  Welcome breakfast at Gaité Lyrique

Visit of the Gaité Lyrique

MaMA delegate pass will be handed over to you there.

Address: 3 bis rue Papin, 75003 Paris

La Gaîté lyrique explores all forms of digital culture: film-making, animation film-making, theatre, dance, circus, music, visual arts, design, graphic design, motion design, musical film, architecture, computer programming, software art, web, games, fashion, etc. As well as all those which we haven't named yet...
La Gaîté lyrique adopts an inter-disciplinary approach to all these creative fields, helping to foster connections and relationships between them. From well known personalities to young, emerging artists, the programs respect a balance with regards to fame and generations in their lineup. 

http://www.gaite-lyrique.net/en

 

11:00: Transfer to hotel
 
12.00 to 14:00: Registration (you can get your accreditation there if you have not received it at Gaité Lyrique).

 

Afternoon: MaMA
Find the full program for conferences, panels, round tables etc:
A list of recommendations is attached with this roadbook
You can also search for contacts, send mails to other delegates and set up meetings with other MaMA participants through the delegate area.
 
14:30 – 16:45: Speed meeting with French professionals @ Les 3 Baudets
French meet Eastern countries
Address: 64 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris.
You will meet a selected group of French professionals, through face to face ‘speed meetings’ (+- 10 min)
 
17:00 to 19:00: “Cinq à sept” – International networking opening @ Galerie W
This cocktail will be a good opportunity to meet French delegates in a nice and friendly atmosphere.
Address: 44 rue Lepic, 75018 Paris
 
Evening: Concerts
A selection of French concerts “French Export selection” with the related professional contacts is attached with this roadbook.
 
 
►Thursday, October 17th
 
Morning & afternoon: MaMA 
Find the full program for conferences, panels, round tables etc:
A list of recommendations is attached with this roadbook.
You can also search for contacts, send mails to other delegates and set up meetings with other MaMA participants through the delegate area.

10:30 – 13:15: Speed meeting with French professionals @ Les 3 Baudets
French meet Northern Europe
Address: 64 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris.
You will meet a selected group of French professionals, through face to face ‘speed meetings’ (+- 10 min).
 
Evening: Concerts
A selection of French concerts “French Export selection” with the related professional contacts is attached with this roadbook.
 
 
►Friday, October 18th
 
Morning & afternoon: MaMA
Find the full program for conferences, panels, round tables etc:
A list of recommendations is attached with this roadbook.
You can also search for contacts, send mails to other delegates and set up meetings with other MaMA participants through the delegate area.
 
14:30 – 16:45: Speed meeting with French professionals @ Les 3 Baudets
French meet Americas & Southern Europe
Address: 64 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris.
You will meet a selected group of French professionals, through face to face ‘speed meetings’ (+- 10 min)
 
Evening: Concerts
A selection of French concerts “French Export selection” with the related professional contacts is attached with this roadbook.
 
 
►Saturday, October 19th
Before 12:00: Hotel check-out
MaMA will suggest you a place for an informal brunch before to leave Paris… stay tuned.
 
 
 
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS 
 
MUSIC FOCUS
- Steffen DAUELSBERG - DELL'ARTE SOLUÇÕES CULTURAIS (Brazil)
- Flavio DE ABREU - SCUBIDU MUSIC (Brazil)
- Thiago FREIRE - SESC (Brazil)
- Lu ARAUJO - LUMEARTE / MIMO FESTIVAL (Brazil)
- Syam TALISMAN - BLOOD BROTHERS ENTERTAINMENT (Indonesia)
- Reha TUNALI - ARTISTIC IDEAS (Turkey)
- Ilya BORTNYUK - LIGHT MUSIC (Russia)
- Anna KHAIN - MASTERSKAYA (Russia)
- Ilan ELKAYAM - PLUG PRODUCTION (Israel)
- Gemma CHEN - ICON PROMOTIONS (Taiwan)
- Chao Hung LIU - ICON PROMOTIONS (Taiwan)
- Arthur CHEN - LEGACY TAIPEI (Taiwan)
- Kuan JIANG - JUOO (China)
- Xiaojing LIU - JUOO (China)
- Scarlet LI - ZEBRA MEDIA (China)
- Bei YE - Zebra MEDIA (China)
- Evelyne COTE - OSHAEGA FESTIVAL (Canada)
- Huu Thang DOAN / TRI MINH - HANOI SOUND STUFF (Vietnam)
- Girish ‘Bobby’ TALWAR - ONLY MUCH LOUDER (India)
- Mahesh  MATHAI - BLUE FROG (India)
- Toti DALMACION - TERNO RECORDINGS (Philippines)
- Emily  YORK - PENNY DROP (Australia)
- James BROWNING - NICHE PRODUCTIONS (Australia)
- Julian MARTINEZ - T310 (Colombia)
- Gabriel GARCIA - ABSENT PAPA / BRING THE BANDS (Colombia)
- Diana GLUSBERG - NICETO CLUB (Argentina)
- Cristina KING - PLAZA CONDESA / FESTIVAL FMX (Mexico)
- Attilio PERISSINOTTI - BPM CONCERTI (Italy)
- Alessandro FERRIN - BPM CONCERTI / VIRUS CONCERTI (Italy)
- Joan MONTANER VICH - BENICASSIM / PRIMERO SPASITOS (Spain)
- Ville KILPELAINEN - FULLSTEAM (Finland)
- Matjaz MANCEK - KINO SISKA (Slovenia)
- Alexei KOUTOUZOV - Booker indé (Belorussia)
- Dimitris VOGLIS - STEREOMATIC (Greece)
- Martin CRACIUN - SOCO FESTIVAL (Uruguay)
- Kristoffer BRAMSEN - PUMPEHUSET (Denmark)
- Tommy  CHAN - LOVE DA Group Company Ltd. (Hong-Kong SAR)
- Lani  WONG - LOVE DA Group Company Ltd. (Hong-Kong SAR)
- Ivan  MILIZOVEI - EXIT Festival (Serbia)
- Klaus PLEWA - INK MUSIC (Austria)
- Heiko WESSELS - MIGHTY TUNES (Germany)
- Role COPPEN - FRIENDLY FIRE  (Pays-Bas)
- Marion AUTIN - BEST WORKS  (Germany)
- Bjoern BAUCH - SCHONEBERG CONCERTS  (Germany)
- Frank PEISKER - BUREAU 45  (Germany)
- Ingo BECKMANN - TARGET CONCERT  (Germany)
- Thomas BONET - TARGET CONCERT (Germany)
- Hamed SHAHI - SCC GROUP (Germany)
- Carlo Luis Ruben SCHENK - ASS CONCERTS (Germany)
- Christian MORIN - HEADQUARTER ENTERTAINMENT (Germany)
- Marc LAMBELET - MAINLAND MUSIC  (Switzerland)
- Chantal BELLON- CULY JAZZ FESTIVAL (Switzerland)
- Carine ZUBER - CULY JAZZ FESTIVAL (Switzerland)
- Ralph BROADBENT- COUNT OF TEN GROUP (UK)
- Simon MAWBEY - COUNT OF TEN GROUP (UK)
- Martin COBB - DISCOVERY RECORDS (UK)
- Lee DENNY- LEEFEST (UK)
- Simon JONES - AEG LIVE (UK)
- Ashley KOLLAKOWSKI  - BEACONS FESTIVAL (UK)
- Darren ROPPER - LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY (UK)
- Florence ARPIN - JUNCTION 2 MUSIC (UK)
 
 
EQUATION MUSIQUE
- Amadou FALL BA - AFRICULTURBAN / FESTA2H (Senegal)
- Akotchaye OKIO - ARDIESS PRODUCTION / Festival HIP HOP KANKPÉ (Benin)
- Mohamed KABORÉ - LA COUR DU NAABA (Burkina Faso)
- Percy YIP-TONG - CYPER PRODUKTION (Mauritius)
- Tabu OSUSA - KETEBUL MUSIC (Kenya)
- Safouane PINDRA - OPTIMISTE PRODUKTIONS / FESTIVAL YAKAAR (Senegal)
- Ronan KANOBANA - POSITIVE PRODUCTIONS / KIGALI UP MUSIC FESTIVAL (Rwanda)
- Muli Daniel WAMBUA - RAUKA MUSIC LABEL (Kenya)
- Damon FORBES - SHEER GROUP & BREAKOUT MANAGEMENT (South Africa)
- Didier AWADI - STUDIO SANKARA (Senegal)
- Malick NDIAYE - THINK ZIK (Senegal)
- Limam KANE - ZAZA PRODUCTIONS / ASSALAMALEKOUM FESTIVAL (Mauritania)
 
SOUTH AFRICA-FRANCE SEASONS 2012 & 2013
 
- Michelle CONSTANT - Business and Art South Africa
- Sipho SITHOLE - Moshito Music Market & Festival / Native Rythms
- Misha LOOTS - Oppikoppi Productions /Hilltop Live
- Zane SIBIKA - Spring Music Day Explosion
- Theresho SELESHO - Freelance
 
 
FRENCH CULTURAL NETWORK
- Yaël BARUCH – Israel
- Flora BOILLOT – India
- Sophie CHAUSSARD - Mexico
- Sylvie CHRISTOPHE – USA (Houston)
- Sabrina DURAND – Philippines
- Fanette ESCALLIER – Spain
- Laurence GALLI – Colombia
- Lone GARDE – Denmark
- Béatrice GERMAINE – USA (New Orleans)
- Ekaterina GROLLET – Russia
- Caroline GUESPIN – Canada
- Bérénice GULMANN – Turkey
- Yahan HU – China
- Pramenda KRISHNA AIRLANGGA – Indonesia
- Sylvie LERAY – Czech Republic
- Nancy Min Yu LI – Taiwan
- François LUSTEAU – Hong-Kong SAR
- Alan Axel MAUDET – Argentina
- Vanessa RYBICKI – Mexico
- Jérémy SEGAY – Taiwan
- Mathilde VANMANSART - Costa Rica
- Jun WANG – China

 

As previously organized in the field of other performing arts (dance, theatre circus and street arts) and last year for the first time for music, l'Institut français and its partners, MaMA festival and Bureau Export, will organise the second Focus dedicated to popular music. This event will be held in the framework of MaMA's 5th edition in Paris from 15 to 17 October 2014. The invitation of music professionals from various countries is supported by French cultural network abroad (French Embassies, Instituts français, Alliances françaises).

Initiated by l'Institut français, this Focus aims to promote French music scene to around 60 invited professionals (festival artistic directors, booking agents, promoters, live music producers, label representatives, publishers etc). Its goal is to foster professional exchanges and collaborations to facilitate the international development of French artists.

This event will offer invited professionals the opportunity to take part in all the different activities organized through the MaMA programme: a selection of concerts, conferences, workshops and also speedmeeting sessions drawing upon the experience of the Bureau Export.

For music shows, priority will be given to emerging artists from various music styles promoted by MaMA. This Focus will provide opportunities to gather professionals from the same area in order to promote the organization of projects and regional tours.

As for the last edition, this project is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the Ministry of Culture and Communication and SACEM, the French Copyright association of composers and music publishers. In 2013, this event enabled the promotion of the French music scene to 64 invited professionals from 32 countries. In total, more than 500 one-to-one meetings were organized, with more than 70 French companies participating.

Around 20 professionals from the French cultural network abroad will also be participating in MaMA this year.

 

Along with these events, for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France, a specific focus on the music industry in China will be presented. A delegation of Chinese professionals, invited with the support from French Embassy in China and KaiGuan Culture, will attend MaMA and take part in a conference entitled « Manman Lai / Easy does it / Doucement mais surement : how to do Business in China », dealing with actors and specificities of the market, and also in speedmeetings with French professionals. Chinese artists – AM444, White+ - will be presented within MaMA's music programme.

 

This Focus will also include a new edition of 'Equation musique', a programme promoting professionals and artists from South (Africa, Caribbean), implemented in partnership with l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). Equation musique is back at MaMAfor the 3rd time this year, and will invite 13 professionals (producers, distributors, promoters) from Africa to meet with their French and international counterparts.

After Just A Band (Kenya), Faada Freddy (Senegal) and Jeremy Loops (South Africa) in 2013, Equation Musique will support in 2014 in MaMA’s music programme 2 South-produced artists, Nakhane Touré (South Africa) and Moona (Senegal).

NAKHANE TOURÉ (South Africa) Wednesday 15 October – 7:30pm at LE DIVAN DU MONDE
https://soundcloud.com/nakhane-toure-1www.justmusic.co.za

MOONA (Senegal)
Thursday 16 October – 8pm at CENTRE FLEURY GOUTTE D’OR
http://moonamuzik.com/www.studiosankara.com

Equation musique also presents a speedmeeting session « MEET AFRICA » on Wednesday 15 October from 11:30am to 1:30pm at Trois Baudets (site weblink below).

 

Speed meeting sessions (upon registration only) :

> Meet Africa: http://www.mama-event.com/en/convention/meet-africa

Wednesday15 October – 11:30am -1:30pm – Trois Baudets

> French look East: http://www.mama-event.com/en/convention/french-look-east

Wednesday15 October – 3pm-6pm – Trudain’s Café

> French meet America: http://www.mama-event.com/en/convention/french-meet-america
+ French meet international Labels & Publishers (Session exclusivement réservée aux labels, éditeurs et managers)
http://www.mama-event.com/en/convention/french-meet-international-labels-and-publishers

Thursday 16 October – 3pm-6pm – Trudain’s Café

> French meet Europe: http://www.mama-event.com/en/convention/french-meet-europe

Friday 17 October – 11:30am-2:30pm – Trudain’s Café

> Meet China: http://www.mama-event.com/en/convention/meet-china

Friday 17 October – 3:30pm -5:30pm – Trois Baudets

 

Contacts IF:

Music Focus

olivier.delpoux@institutfrancais.com

 

Equation Musique

valerie.thfoin@institutfrancais.com

 

Focus China

charles.vix@institutfrancais.com

 

 

About MaMA

MaMa welcomes French and international professionals from music industry during 3 days for concerts, professional meetings in Pigalle and Montmartre areas in Paris.

MaMA gathers more than 3800 professionals : French and international professionals, independant and majors, live music producers and distributors, venues and festivals managers, non-trading partnership and professional organizations, managers and record producers, startups and digital content creators, local authorities and unions, broadcasters and medias, private sector and publicly subsidized institutions...

During the day, MaMA offers 40 conferences and debates, many networking activities : match-making, workshops, professional drinks, professional after parties...

From 6 p.m., the audience and professionals gather for more than a 100 concerts in 20 venues  and flagship locations of the area (La Cigale, La Boule Noire, Le Divan du Monde, Les Trois Baudets, Le Bus Palladium, Le Centre Musical FGO-Barbara, Le Backstage by the mill at O'Sullivans…).

 

More information on MaMA / 2014 edition

http://www.mama-event.com/en

http://www.mama-event.com/en/festival/programme