Call for works – “Frontiers and boundaries”
Deadline Feb. 15th 2018

They may serve as boundaries, figure an obstacle to be overcome or not. Often conventional or legal, why do they exist? Others are natural, how to avoid them, and can we always do it? They outline the borders of territories, but does that make these territories separate? Frontiers are also endpoints, termina implying an impossibility, an inevitability, but can we also think of them as departure points? So many paths to be found through electroacoustic works, as sound capsules from 3 to 5 minutes, based on one’s representations, interpretations, choices, free readings of this topic. These sound capsules might also be aired on the Marché des Douves’ webradio. If you’re interested with this idea, please send us your proposals, mono or stereo, wav/aiff, via WeTransfer or similar to octandre.contact@gmail.com.

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Call for binaural works 2017-2018

On December 16th, 2017 in Bordeaux, Octandre and Stereotop will offer a headphones listening session to a completely novice audience, free to come and go between 11 am and 1 pm.

For this, we would like to have binaural work allowing to put forward an interest specific to headphones listening in some electroacoustic works. Works should ideally last at most 7 minutes to keep things easy enough for novice listeners, but longer works may be considered.

Please send your works to octandre.contact@gmail.com until December 3rd, 2017, with the form (page 2) filled out and signed (please avoid, for the biography, referring to prizes and distinctions, in which novice listeners will not have much interest).

Since this is not an event or concert, but an entirely free pedagogical proposal for the discovery of electroacoustic music in an informal setting, with the Ideas Box at Marché des Douves, no royalties shall be paid for this session.

Nicolas Marty – En chair et en son – October 28th 2017

From October 26th to 28th, association Aventures électroacoustiques and Motus will be in the digital creation center Le Cube in Issy-les-Moulineaux (Fr), for five sessions with 18 collaborations between acousmatic music and butoh dance. On October 28th at 8pm, you will see “Le silence de la montagne”, co-created by Maite Soler and Nicolas Marty.

“silence de ma tête qui se tait silence de la bouche que l’on tait silence arraché à goûter silence”

Photos by Maite Soler

Pour en savoir plus

ConcertLAB – October 17th & 19th, 2017

After the July residency in St Jean d’Angély with ensembles Proxima Centauri and Ars Nova, young composers will have their works performed this week. Works by Nicolas Marty and Paul Husky, members of Octandre, alongside works by Il-Woong Seo, Manon Lepauvre, Vladimir Aranda, André Nuño de Buen and Augustin Braud.

On Tuesday, October 17th, at 7.30 pm, Anne Montaron will moderate an evening at the Maison du Mexique (Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris).
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On Thursday, October 19th, at 8.15 pm, the Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, in Gradignan, will welcome a joint concert by both ensembles.
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More information:
http://www.proximacentauri.fr/events/event/concertlab/
https://www.arsnova-ensemble.com/fr/spectacle/compolab-concertlab

Festival Cie Lubat / Uzeste Musical

August 15th | 3pm | Estaminet d’Uzeste
During the festival Uzeste Musical / Cie Lubat, Odalisque (duo with Jan Myslikovjan : accordion and Audrey Poujoula : electroacoustics) will play its live duo “Mirage”.


The Scrime, long-time partner of Octandre, will present its first nocturnal acousmatic concerts in open air, among trees and stars.

August 17th | 12am – 2am | Parc Lacape
Acousmatic concert with pieces from composers Edgar Nicouleau, Laurent Soulié, and members of Octandre : Julia Hanadi Al-Abed, Jean-Michel Rivet and Audrey Poujoula.

August 18th | 12.30am to dawn | Parc Lacape
Acousmatic night.

Octandre is back with a new website

Hello everyone,

After the summer break, Octandre is back with this new website, designed to be more engaging for everyone, allowing notably for RSS feeds and members’ events announcements. We will also regularly upload new music to be listened to.

The 2017-2018 season is being completed, but you can already see a nice outline of what’s to come. Meanwhile, you can also find the photos and posters of our previous seasons.

We’ll be waiting to meet you on Sunday, October 1st, at Cap Association 2017 in the Hangar 14, for a live electroacoustics demonstration.

Then, the season will officially open with our Jouissance ~ Extase concert on Friday, November 3rd at Union Saint-Jean.

Have a nice musical season!

Call for short duration works

Association Halle des Douves, a gathering of associations based in Bordeaux, launches in 2017 Radio Douves, a webradio airing continuously in the Marché des Douves in Bordeaux, and available for online listening.

Association Octandre, member of the Halle des Douves, wishes to include electroacoustic « capsules » meant to appear randomly in the continuous programming of the webradio, to introduce electroacoustic music to people who would not seek it out. We wish to create capsules from electroacoustic works of all genres, but with short durations, to ease its discovery by new audiences.

If you’re interested with this idea, please send us your proposals with a maximum duration of 3-4 minutes, mono or stereo, mp3 format (mandatory for airing on this webradio), to octandre.contact@gmail.com.

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