We want to bring new music to wider audience, to anyone who's willing to listen to new sounds actively. And we want to do it in both New York, where we both lived for years, and Paris, where we live now.
Despite the jet age, the contemporary music scenes in New York and Paris are surprisingly independent of each other, with little aesthetic overlap. At the same time, we've discovered that our international trajectories are anything but unique in the new music world: Huge numbers of New York and Paris performers and composers are from somewhere else, often, like us, a different country. Join us as we bring together musicians and composers from everywhere in order to bridge the gaps and pass along what’s happening on both sides of the pond, and most importantly, make excellent music!
meet the artistic directors:
Masha Lankovsky is a violinist of Russian origin who lived in New York City for 12 years. While in New York, she was a member of the contemporary music ensemble neoLIT and on the faculty of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. In Paris, Masha has collaborated with the new music ensemble Soundinitative and upcoming projects include concerts in 2016 with Ensemble Variances. She is also on the faculty of the Conservatoire de Versailles and the Conservatoire d'Asnières.
Nissim Schaul is a Paris-based American composer with a penchant for unusual sonorities and ancient instruments. His music for period and modern instruments takes the flexibility of much Baroque notation as a point of departure. The New York Times has called Nissim's music "spare and whispered, with a dissonant but compelling edge that keeps you fascinated." Before settling in Paris, Nissim grew up in Raleigh, NC, and spent many years studying and working in and around New York City.