About the Program

The gmem - national centre for musical creation in Marseille - and Camargo Foundation have been collaborating since 2014. In 2018, the two organizations partnered with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in order to welcome three composers at the Camargo Foundation.

In 2020, after the period of lockdown and crisis in the performing arts, the two organizations joined forces to help composers from the southern Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region reconnect with their creativity and the public. From July until the end of September, four winning artists chosen from a call for projects imagined original forms of building relationships with the public - sound walks, landscape recordings and performances. These experiences were an artistic immersion in the geography, elements, and vegetation of the Calanques.

From 2020, the gmem and Camargo Foundation also work together on a long-term residency (2020-2022) with French composer Jean-Luc Hervé.

  • For composers, sound artists & musicians
  • By invitation from the GMEM only or call for projects
  • Research / experimentation / production

2020 Presentation PDF (in French)

About the Partner

The gmem is one of the six French National Centers for Contemporary Music, based in Marseille. Founded in 1972, its core mission is to foster the production, diffusion, transmission and research on contemporary music. In parallel, it also advocates for a multidimensional approach by sponsoring projects which weave music with technology and digital breakthroughs, while trying to fulfill a larger pedagogical goal by providing its audience with educational programs and public presentations of its various activities.

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Jean-Luc Hervé, composer, France

A coproduction as part of a commission by gmem-CNCM-marseille, Camargo Foundation, and IRCAM, supported by the Région Sud.

Sur l'Horizon

Composer residencies during the summer of 2020

Benjamin Dupé, Composer, France, 2020
Julie Rousse, Composer, France, 2020
Loïc Guénin, Composer, France, 2020
Raphaële Dupire, Sound Artist, France, 2020

With the support of the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Région Sud.

Former Residents

Nathan Davis, Percussionist and Composer, United States, 2018
Ensemble ICE, 2017 and 2018
Carole Rieussec and Antonella Bussanich, Musician and Video Artist, France and Italy, 2016