19-23 June 2017



The fruit of imagination

One of the most profound mysteries of this world is its creation, its birth, its life... As Anaxagoras said, "Nothing of the things that exist ever dies; rather each thing, as it is separated from another, takes on a different shape." Thus the composer creates a new universe of sounds, forms, harmonies from what he knows, what he has learned...

We dedicate the 2017 Art & Science Days to sound and visual / scientific and imaginary creation.


19 June 2017 - 20h

Live and Multimedia concert

Cinéma de la Maison de la Culture de Bourges


Performance by pianist Ludovic Frochot on an interactive surface, invented by composer Arturo Gervasoni and realized by Musinfo.

Projection of multimedia works by artists from around the World - a selection from the 4th call for works for composers and multimedia artists.

It is the opportunity to enter different sound and visual universes, to explore the various visions these artists can have on the theme "Creation". 

A gestural instrument for pianist, ordered by Utopik Ensemble.

The original idea is that of the composer Arturo Gervasoni who imagined a wood surface for his composition Mechanical Area "for pianist on surface". The purpose of the instrument / interface Mechanical Instrument is to capture the vibrations produced by the pianist with his fingers on different wooden plates specially designed to obtain a wide variety of sounds and distribute the in space, with the possibility to act directly on the sound parameters.

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 Contest Results

The international jury awarded two prizes:




Luis Carlos Martinez Wilde (Bolivia)
Textural Studies #1 for flute and Sampo

Theodore Teichman (USA)
Migratory (Abstraction 3) for alto saxophone and Sampo



Bourges – April  / May 2017

One of the most profound mysteries of this world is its creation, its birth, its life... As Anaxagoras said, "Nothing of the things that exist ever dies; rather each thing, as it is separated from another, takes on a different shape." Thus the composer creates a new universe of sounds, forms, harmonies from what he knows, what he has learned...

As part of the Art & Science Days, Musinfo proposes to composers and artists from around the world to participate in a call for a sound or multimedia work.

We dedicate this 2017 edition of the call for works to sound and visual / scientific and imaginary creation.

Galerie Pictura - 20 June 2017


In the framework of our RéDi-Musix project, partner conservatories and music schools are invited to a pedagogical day in order to meet each other and exchange

9h30-12h :

Presentation of partner institutions
Présentation of the RéDi-Musix project
Update on the new database for mixed music
Presentation of the new version of Sampo
Presentation of scores et of transcribing pieces for Sampo

13h30-16h :

Distribution of Sampos

Effects testing

Exchanges on future partnerships between participants

Are in particular invited to the event, our official partners in the project.Sont invités à l'évènement notamment les partenaires officiels au projet :

• Conservatoire d’Annecy (CRR),
• Conservatoire Massenet à Saint-Étienne (CRR),
• Conservatoire de Saint-Nazaire (CRD),
• Conservatoire de Nantes (CRR),
• Conservatoire Francis Poulenc de Tours (CRR),
• Conservatoir Nadia et Lili Boulanger, Paris 9e
• Curso de Música Silva Monteiro


Petite violoniste    sampo et Violoncelle



Fabien Cothenet


Studies in literature, languages and sound techniques lead him to the position of assistant in the Institut international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges from 2005 to 2010, and to teach English and French in several institutions in Nièvre until 2015. He also founded "Mémoire magnétique", an audiovisual digitization business, and is since 2015 a professional English - French translator.

His composer activity is quite sporadic but marked by interesting collaborations with Damien Maheu for an unusual and imaginative short animation film, the compagnie Esquimots for the music of a Eugene O'Neill play or Jean-Pierre Martin for the sound illustration of a microscopic journey. He won in 2013 the Fip and France Musique prize in the Nouvoson music contest for his piece "Le jeu des mi".

Benjamin Lévy

Photo LévyCurrently an electronic musician and a research engineer in a small company of audio technologies, Benjamin Lévy directed his career very early to the fusion between music and computer science with engineering studies and cello and composition studies at the Conservatory of Cergy-Pontoise. In 2008-2009 he does the ATIAM Master of sciences applied to music, and he does an internship around the improvisation software OMax by the Musical Representation Team at IRCAM. Fascinated by this project and combining the real-time, symbolism and direct musical creation, he continues the work in this team for almost five years and brilliantly defends his computer science thesis in December 2013 at IRCAM on this subject. During his works, he meets with various musicians through numerous improvised or studio written musical projects, on stage, for theater or with choreographers and continues today these artistic directions, pushing the integration of the computer as a real stage instrument.

Jean-Pierre Martin

JPMartinProfessor and researcher at the Physical Measurements Department of IUT Bourges, Jean-Pierre Martin has been working on bees for nearly ten years, and on three different axes:

Creation and development of tools for studying bees (e-hive)

Imaging using scanning electron microscope

Creation and development of tools for pedagogy related to bees. Creation of “apiscopes”: pedagogical project which uses bees as a pretext for school class activities.

2010-2012: work with Yves Trémorin in collaboration with the Bourges School of Fine Arts. Exposition at La Box gallery (Soleils Noirs – Black Suns), and in galleries (notable Michele Chaumette).

2013: Installation of 5 bee hives in the Noirlac Abbey parc, one of which was an e-hive.

2016: "Abeille" (Bee) at Noirlac Abbey

Galerie Pictura (art gallery)

15 Rue Littré, 18000 Bourges



Médiathèque de Bourges (media library)

Boulevard Lamarck, 18000 Bourges



Cinéma de la Maison de la culture de Bourges (movie theatre)

Boulevard Georges Clemenceau, 18000 Bourges


1 - 4 June 2016


2016 Visu petit 3

Building blocks

Composers have always looked for links between the world surrounding them and the world they build. They seek rules and components in order to build their own universe. They seek the basic elements, the construction elements as the ones they see around them.

We dedicate the 2016 Art & Science Days to the elements of nature, to the scientific or imaginary elements, to the elements of sound and music.