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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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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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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Stéphanie Gembarski

Stéphanie Gembarski is coordinator of issues linked to equality, diversity and artistic and cultural practices at FEDELIMA (national federation which gathers places and projects dedicated to popular music throughout France). She talks about the creation of the federation, its challenges and the...

Updated on 09/02/2022

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Jeanne Cherhal & Thierry Frémaux

Singer-songwriter Jeanne Cherhal has twice been invited to perform at Institut Lumière in Lyon by Thierry Frémaux. The first occasion was in 2019, as part of an homage to Francis Ford Coppola, when she performed the theme song from The Godfather. The second was the following year, when she sang...

Updated on 12/07/2021

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Cécile Le Vaguerèse-Marie

Cécile Le Vaguerèse-Marie is head of the Onda, the Office national de diffusion artistique (French office for the circulation of performing arts) that offers several mechanisms to support structures committed to working with live performance. 

Published on 12/11/2021

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