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 are joining 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 will imagine original forms of building relationships with the public - sound walks, landscape recordings and performances. These experiences will be an artistic immersion in the geography, elements and vegetation of the Calanques.

In 2020, the gmem and Camargo Foundation work also 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

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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Sur l'Horizon

Composer residencies

Benjamin Dupé, Composer, France, ©Agnes Mellon
Julie Rousse, Composer, France
Loïc Guénin, Composer, France, ©Vincent_Beaume
Raphaële Dupire, Sound artist, France, ©Camille Thilloy

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

Former Residents

Carole Rieussec & Antonella Bussanich, Musician & Video Artist, France & Italy (2016)
ICE Ensemble, 2017 and 2018
Nathan Davis, Percussionist & Composer, US, 2018