Rencontres Sampo couleur28 - 29 June 2018 - Bourges

The Sampo Meetings offer a space for sharing and exchanging ideas for people interested in the musical instrument Sampo - musicians, composers, researchers, programmers or simply curious minds.

This year, with the ReDi-Musix project (a network for distributing mixed music), the Meetings will be oriented towards pedagogy, with two concerts, a round table and debates. Representants of partner conservatories, as well as developers of Sampo, will be present to share their experience and debate with the public.

Sampo is an innovative instrument of the 21st century to increase the sonorities of any acoustic instrument. Independent of all musical aesthetics, Sampo adapts equally to improvisation, jazz, modern and contemporary music, providing access to the repertoire of mixed music.


Programme of the 2018 Meetings :

28 June - Concert: The Time of a Breath

29 June - Round table / Debate: Sampo in music education

29 June - Concert: Highlights


28 June 2018

Concert: The Time of a Breath

18h - Médiathèque de Bourges


Souffle petitMusinfo organizes every year since 2014 the Composition Contest for Acoustic Instrument and Sampo. With this initiative, Musinfo supports the work of composers and performers in the field of ‘live-electronic”. 

Winner composers Theodore Teichman (USA), Luis Carlos Martinez Wilde (Bolivia), Nikos Koutrouvidis (France / Greece) and Maurilio Cacciatore (Italy) will make you discover new sounds with four world premiere works.

The concert programme also includes works by Barthélémy, Blardony, Cavanna, Gubitsch, Oliveira, chosen by the performers Monika Streitová and Serge Bertocchi and drawn from the repertoire of mixed music, transcribed for Sampo.

See full programme here



29 June 2018

Round table: Sampo in music education

10h - Médiathèque de Bourges


Conf SampoEight conservatories and music schools in France and Portugal took part in the RéDi-Musix project - the network for distributing mixed music. This project supported by the French ministry of culture aims to interconnect the conservatories and music shools and help exchanging and sharing pedagogical pieces and mixed music works from the repertoire of 20th and 21st centuries.

In th framework of this round table, we suggest a return on experience and a debate around the RéDi-Musix project. This event is directed to both project partners and everyone else interested.

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 10h-10h30  Presentation of the RéDi-Musix project and participants
 10h30-11h30  Communications by the conservatories on their use of Sampo
 11h30-12h  Debate RéDi-Musix: Expectations, Difficulties, Collaborations
 12h-13h30  Lunch
 13h30-15h30  Debate Sampo: Advantages / Inconvenients, Community, Future


Moderator: Alexander Mihalic



29 June 2018

Concert: Highlights

17h - Médiathèque de Bourges


3saxos petitConcert by students from partner conservatories in the framework of the RéDi-Musix project. The eight partner conservatories (Annecy, Tours, Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, Paris 9th district, Noisy-le-Sec, Saint-Étienne, Porto) have had Sampos at their use during one year, each of them having been able to use it as they wished playing either repertoire pieces or creating new works.

This concert gives an insight to their work during the year 2017-2018.

See full programme here