Impuls Neue Musik

2020 winners of the French-German-Swiss fund for contemporary music / Impuls neue Musik


Updated on 06/10/2020

Impuls neue Musik has been encouraging and supporting creation and distribution of new contemporary music works in France, Germany and Switzerland for the past 11 years. It promotes real dialogue between artists, works and aesthetics specific to these three countries. The fund has thus already attributed more than 1 million euros which has allow the 173 projects to be created.

The 14th Artistic Committee of the Fonds franco-germano-suisse pour la musique contemporaine / Impuls neue Musik (French-German-Swiss fund for contemporary music) took place on 27 June 2020. 

Impuls neue Musik has been supported by the Institut français (Paris) since 1 January 2020. The Institut français promotes French culture abroad, all while promoting artistic exchanges and dialogue between cultures. The Institut français is a public institution responsible for French cultural actions abroad. Under the joint supervision of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, it actively contributes to France’s diplomatic influence. Its projects and programmes rest on a unique capacity of deployment across a vast network of cultural services of the French Embassies, Instituts français and Alliances françaises present on the five continents. 

This year, the Artistic Committee, comprising Anne Montaron (producer at France Musique), Jean-Luc Hervé (Composer), Emmanuel Hondré (director of the concert and show department at the Philharmonie de Paris), Xavier Dayer (Composer), Thomas Meyer (Essayist), Brigitta Muntendorf (Essayist), Barbara Barthelmes (Musicologist) and Bernhard Günther (Artistic Director of the Wien Modern and ZeitRaüme Basel festivals) selected 16 projects (8 of which German, 4 Swiss and 4 French) from among 60 applications received. 

  • Hausemusique - Ensemble KNM 
  • Alan T. - Eole - Studio de création musicale
  • Walk the Walk – Gare du Nord Basel
  • Zeugen – Verein Zeugen 2021 – 2022
  • Soundinitiative beim Festival für Immaterielle Kunst – Festival für immaterielle Kunst
  • Portraits de Voix – GMEM – CNCM – Marseille
  • Swingers Club n°3 – Verein Ensemble Leniscate
  • Solienensemble – Ensemble Court-Circuit
  • Urban Morphologies – Ensemble Mosaik
  • Spectacle musical franco-allemand "Alice" / Deutsch-französische Musik und Theaterproduktion "Alice" - HANATSUmiroir
  • Toy Laboratory – Wie spielt sich das Instrument von morgen?! – Ensemble Recherche
  • Tong Tana – Kollektiv Mycelium
  • Pony Says Club #4 – Pony Says
  • AGGREGATE: SUSTAIN – satelita Musikverlag
  • Résonances des régions - sources d'une musique européenne contemporaine – Code modern Festival



Sacem, Ambassade de France en Allemagne, Fondation Francis et Mica Salabert, Bureau Export, Institut français, Goethe Institute , Pro Helvetia, Musikfonds.