27 - 30 May 2020 - Saint-Etienne
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, the Meetings will be oriented towards transmission of knowledge, with a workshop, concerts, round table and debates. User composers and performers, as well as developers, will be present to share their experiences and debate with the audience.
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 2020 Meetings:
27 mai - Workshop: Transformed instruments
29 mai - Concert: Summer dreams
30 mai - Round table: Progression
30 mai - Recital: Beyond the piano
Workshop: Transformed instruments
19h - Médiathèque de Carnot
All instruments evolve with time. The goal is to enrich sound and create new sonorities. One of the means to achieve this is by adding external elements, most of the time mechanical ones.
During this workshop, amateur and professional musicians will be able to try the Sampo with their own instruments.
Concert: Summer dreams
18h - Bourse du Travail
Sur le seuil de l’été, arrêtons-nous le temps d’un concert pour assister à la rencontre délicate entre instruments classiques et sons électroniques.
Sara Chenal (France) et Nico Couck (Belgique) interpréteront ce concert avec le Sampo. Les compositeurs lauréats du Concours Sampo 2020, Umut Eldem (Turquie / Belgique) et Philippe Hattat (France) présenteront leurs oeuvres pendant le concert, et un moment d'échange sera réservé pour rencontrer les artistes.
Round table: Progression
10h - Conservatoire Massenet
Sampo users gather for a round table to share their experiences and participate in the development of the instrument through their suggestions. This round table will be an opportunity to return on this year's projects, with an emphasis on teaching.
This event is directed to both direct partners and users, and everyone else interested.
Teacher at the Conservatory of the 9th district of Paris, France
Assistant professor of guitar and chamber music at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, Belgium
|Umut Eldem||composer, Turkey / Belgium
Doctorate at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, Belgium
||composer, France / Argentina
Teacher at the Conservatory of Saint-Nazaire, France
||composer and pianist, France
Teacher at the Conservatory of Eybens, France
||composer and inventor of the Sampo, France
Head of Musinfo, France
||composer, France / Slovakia
Teacher at the Conservatory of Noisy-le-Sec, France
Teacher at the Conservatory of Draguignan, France
Recital: Beyond the piano
15h - Conservatoire Massenet
Michaël Thizy, former student of the Conservatory of Saint-Etienne, proposes to explore an original repertoire for piano.
This recital will implement a program going from classical piano to piano augmented with the Sampo. The result will be an astonishing performance where the different sounds mix up until making the piano unrecognizable to the ear.