Blank Forms (Brooklyn, United States)
U.S. Tour exploring Eliane Radigue’s works
Blank Forms will present a program that will reassess the span of Eliane Radigue’s oeuvre by engaging her early and largely unknown tape pieces in direct encounter with recent acoustic compositions. Played by Rhodri Davies, Robin Hayward, Charles Curtis and Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, concerts will include New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia and San Diego.
Columbia Global Centers Paris (Paris, France)
Performances and master classes by American composers
Columbia Global Center in Paris has invited young American composers Zosha di Castri, Keith Moore, Wang Lu and Ramin Arjomand to perform works that have rarely been presented in France.
Ensemble C Barré (Marseille, France)
The (Plucked) String Theory Project
Commission to Frédéric Pattar, Zosha di Castri and Evis Sammoutis
Ensemble C Barré, through a partnership with Ithaca College, NY, is enriching its repertoire by commissioning three new pieces exploring timbre and color. Readings and workshops will be given to students in France and the U.S.
Ensemble Variances (Rouen, France)
U.S. Tour of Walking in Beauty by Thierry Pécou
Inspired by Navajo sacred stories and traditions, Thierry Pécou worked with Laura Tohe (Native American poet) for this new project. Performances and master classes of ensemble Variances will include the Detroit Institute of Art, and the University of Cleveland.
Fondation Royaumont (Asnières-sur-Oise, France)
Residency program - Académie Voix Nouvelles
Including Annie Hui-Hsieh, Alex Stephenson, Matthew Chamberlain, Tonia Ko and more Académie Voix Nouvelles is a program that gives young composers and interpreters the opportunity to create, work and perform together. Supervisors of this year’s program include Philippe Hurel, Alberto Posadas, and Maura Lanza.
GMEA Albi – Centre National de Création Musicale d’Albi (Albi, France) Commission to Catherine Lamb for Ensemble Dedalus
GMEA Albi and its ensemble Dedalus have commissioned American composer Catherine Lamb for a new creative project entitled “Prisma Interius.” The premiere of the piece will be presented in Albi in October 2018.
Musiqa (Houston, United States)
Commission to Raphaèle Biston
Musiqa will commission Raphaèle Biston for a new project, a piece for nine musicians based on natural sounds, evolving to mechanical and artificial situations. Performances will be organized in the Greater Houston area in May 2019.
Philadelphia Orchestra Association
(Philadelphia, United States)
French composers at Barnes-Stokowski Festival
For the Barnes-Stokowski Festival in October 2018, the Philadelphia Orchestra Association (POA) and SoundLAB will present works of contemporary French composers including Tristan Murail, Sophie Lacaze, Philippe Manoury, Eliane Radigue and many more.
Qubit New Music (New York, United States)
Co-creation with Sound Initiative (French collective)
Including Winnie Huang, Joshua Hyde, Julia Robert, Gwen Rouger, Benjamin Soister and Paolo Vignaroli Qubit, a New York music collective, invited French group Sound Initiative to collaborate on a new creation combining instrumental craft with a performative response to the architecture of their own venues, in New York and Paris.
Trio SR9 (Lyon, France)
U.S. Residency and Tour
Young musicians from Trio SR9 will create new works during a one-week residency at New York’s Lycée Français, and perform a body percussion piece with hundreds of students. Following the residency, performances will be given in Westchester and Philadelphia.
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Ensemble Intercontemporain Residency
November 5-7, 2015 calperformances.org
Ensemble Intercontemporain Commission to Edmund J Campion and Kurt Hentschlager
October 9 - November 10, 2015 ensembleinter.com
International Contemporary Ensemble
Foundation, Inc DIALOGUES: An International exchange honoring the 90th birthday of Pierre Boulez
September 1 - November 30, 2015 iceorg.org
College of Fine Arts / School of Music /
Center for New Music IRCAM in New England 2016
Apri; 25-29, 2016 bu.edu
Spoleto Festival USA
Montclair State University "La double coquette", opera production with new music of Gerard Pesson, based on libretto of Antoine Dauvergne work, libretto by Pierre Alferi, décor & costumes by Annette Messager
May 28-June 15, 2016 www.spoletousa.org
Boston Microtonal Society
For a collaboration project between the American ensemble Notariotous and the French ensemble 2E2M (the latter will be in residence in Boston during the month of November 2011). Music by French composers P. Méfano, L. Martin, A. Bancquart and F.Bedrossian www.bostonmicrotonalsociety.org
California E.A.R. Unit Foundation, Los Angeles
For the American premiere of the work This Leads to Emotional Stasis by the French composer Pierre Jodlowski. The latter will take up residency in California in early 2012, followed by a residency of the American musicians in Toulouse in July 2012, and the premiere at the RedCat Theater at Disney Hall in Los Angeles on November 12, 2012. www.earunit.org
Cité de la Musique, Paris
For a retrospective on the music of the American composer Steve Reich in October 2011 with 5 concerts and public talks. www.cite-musique.fr
Georgia Institute of Technology/Sonic Generator, Atlanta
For the presentation in June of 2012 of the film Metropolis (F. Lang) accompanied by music by the Franco-Argentinean composer Martin Matalon. The Latter will travel to the United States for the event, work with the ensemble, and lead master classes with the students. www.distributedmusic.gatech.edu/sg/
ICE (International Contemorary Ensemble), New York
For the project entitled ICELAB in collaboration with two Paris resident composers : Patricia Alessandrini and Juan Pablo Carreno (Villa Medicis 2011). Commission, residency, and concerts in the United States from January through December 2012. www.iceorg.org
New York City Ballet, New York
For the commission of a new work by the French composer Marc-André Dalbavie with a new choreography by American choreographer Peter Martins. The former will be present in New York during the month of May 2012 www.nycballet.com
New York Philharmonic, New York
For the production of a concert dedicated to French contemporary music and to the IRCAM on June 8th and 9th, 2012, the commission of a new work by composer Michael Jarrel, as well as Explosante Fixe by Pierre Boulez and Backdraft by Yann Robin. www.nyphil.org
Philidelphia Museum of Art
For the commission the French composers Philippe Hurel and Tristan Murail, on the theme of Auguste Rodin. The concerts will take place in Philadelphia during the summer of 2012 and will be performed by the American ensemble Argento under the musical direction of Michel Galante www.philamuseum.org
St. Louis Orchestra
To support the commission of a work entitled Synapse by the French composer Philippe Manoury. The premiere will take place in October 2011 in Saint-Louis in the presence of the composer and under the direction of American Conductor David Robertson.
Talea Ensemble, New York
For the production of the work Avis de Tempête by the French composer Georges Aperghis. The American premiere will take place at the beginning of 2013 at The Kitchen (4 concerts). The composer will be in residency in New York for the occasion. www.taleaensemble.org
Third Coast Percussion, Chicago
For the presentation in concert and recording of the work Le Noir de l’Etoile by the French composer Gérard Grisey. The concerts will take place in Chicago and Dekalb, IL, Buffalo, NY, and Philadelphia, PA. www.thirdcoastpercussion.com
Kronos Performing Arts Association San Francisco, CA, USA
Project : Commission and residency for perfoming ensemble Kronos Quartet and French composer Thierry Pécou from July 1st, 2009 to June 30, 2011.
International Contemporary Ensemble Foundation New York, NY, USA
Project : Commission/collaboration of the International Contemporary Ensemble with French composer Georges Aperghis and conductor Ludovic Morlot from July 2009 to 2011
Artis Diffusion Montreuil, France
Project : "Hommage à John Cage / Tribute to John Cage " – Concert, Recital and creations by French double bass player Joelle Leandre and choreographer Dominique Boivin from November 20th, 2009 to December 31st, 2010.
New York City Ballet New York, USA
Project : Commission for French composer Thierry Escaich and choreograph Benjamin Millepied, premiere by the New York City Ballet, 2010 /2011 season
Bent Frequency Atlanta, GA, USA
Project : The Music of Georges Aperghis by Bent Frequency and guest artist Haleh Abghari at Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, Georgia University (Atlanta), from March 12-16th, 2010.
California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA, USA
Project : “Grisey's Acoustic Spaces and Beyond” – Residency Project with French composers Thierry Alla, Gérard Pesson and Philippe Hurel at CalArts University plus concert at Disney Hall/Recat Theater Los Angeles on April 9-10th, 2010.
New World Symphony Orchestral Avademy Miami Beach, FL, USA
Project : “The Finnish Line” – With French composer Tristan Murail’s Gondwana conducted by Susanna Mälkki with The New World Symphony Orchestra from January 19-23rd, 2010.
University of California San Diego, CA, USA
Project : EnsembleXII / University of California San Diego : Residency, workshops and concerts. Exchange Project with Steven Schick, Fritz Hauser, Philippe Manoury, and French-American EnsembleXII from August 3rd to 20th, 2009.
Musica Festival Strasbourg, France
Project : Musica 2009, Festival International des Musiques d'Aujourd'hui de Strasbourg presents SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden/Freiburg, Ensemble Modern & Synergy Vocals, Coriolys - wind quintet, Ensemble In Extremis, Steve Coleman and Five Elements. Works by American composers Elliot Carter, Steve Reich, George Crumb, Steve Coleman, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Bill Morrison. September 18th - October 3rd, 2009
Association Quatuor Diotima Paris, France
Project : French Quatuor Diotima US Tour, concerts and masterclasses with works by Gérard Pesson, Pascal Dusapin, François Sarhan and Henri Dutilleux ; April 9-20th, 2010
Cité de la Musique/Salle Pleyel Paris, France
Project : "Domaine Privé" by John Adams – A concert series devoted to American composer John Adams on March 16-27th, 2010 at Salle Pleyel in Paris.
Bowerbird, Philadelphia PA, USA
Project : “THREE DAYS : Eliane Radigue” – Multi-day festival of performances, workshops and discussions with French composer-in-residence Eliane Radigue. American premiere of Naldjordlak, a three part work composed for and performed by Charles Curtis, Carol Robinson, Bruno Martinez. March 26-28th, 2010
Ensemble Zellig Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France
Project : Ensemble Zellig commissions three new works by US composers Edmund Campion, Don Shapiro and Gerald Freud , French premiere at Festival de Radio-France during the Fall of 2010 followed by a US tour in 2011
San Francisco Contemporary Players San Francisco, CA, USA
Project : Two US Performances of Philippe Hurel’s chamber work Figures libres by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players Ensemble on April 25-26th, 2010.
Society for New Music, Syracuse NY, USA
Project : Metropolis, “New Music For Silent Music” – Residency of French-Argentinean composer Martin Matalon and his audio engineer to be premiered on October 10th, 2009.
2008 / 2009
/ Centre National de Création Musicale de Lyon France
Project: American tours in May and October, 2009, including
a series of concerts and masterclasses at US universities
with the French composers Philippe Manoury, Gérard
Grisey, Sébastien Béranger and the violinist
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players San Francisco,
Project: In 2008 a concert of French music (including composers
François Paris and Philippe Hurel) and a first trip
to France in November 2009 for a residency with the American
composer Ed Campion. In addition, concerts at the CIRM in
Nice and at the MANCA festival (including commission to the
French composer Philippe Leroux).
Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de
Danse de Paris Paris
Project: October 2008 exchange between professors and students
from Columbia University in New York and the Institut Fur
Neue Musik in Berlin
Eight Blackbirds Performing Arts Evantson, IL
Project: Commission to the French composer Bruno Mantovani
and an American presentation during the 2010 - 2011 season
International Festival of Contemporary Performance
at the Mannes College
New York, NY
Project: Concerts and residency of French composer Georges
Aperghis in June 2008.
Louisiana State University LA
Project: October - November 2008, a program on French contemporary
bassoon music with a residency for Pascal Gallois (works by
French composers including Philippe Hersant, Philippe Schoeller
and Pierre Boulez).
Ojai Music Festival Ojai, CA
Project: June 2008 program featuring composers François
Narboni, Philippe Manoury and Edgar Varèse.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center New York,
Project: September 2008 to February 2009 production of a French
music festival with works by contemporary composers including
Yann Maresz, Thierry Escaich, Pierre Boulez, Bruno Mantovani,
Thierry Lancino and Philippe Hersant.
University Of Chicago Chicago, IL
Project: October 2008 organisation of an ambitious festival
dedicated to Olivier Messiaen in celebration of his100 birthday,
including concerts and an academic conference with guest of
honor French conductor and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard.
Miller Theatre, Columbia University New York, NY
Project: Commission to French composer Marc-André Dalbavie
and world premiere in New York in December 2008.
Monday Evening Concerts Los Angeles, CA
Project: February 2009 presentation of the work ''Les Espaces
Acoustiques'' by French composer Gérard Grisey.
Les Siècles orchestra Nanterre
Project: October 2008 and July 2009, residency of American
musician Carl Craig for the creation of the ''Versus'' project.
Argento Ensemble New York, NY
Project: December 2008, commemorative concert and conference
dedicated to Olivier Messiaen with works of the French composer
Alain Gaussin, Tristan Murail, and Gérard Grisey.
Electronic Music Foundation New York, NY
Project: November 2008, celebration of the 50th anniversary
of the Groupe de Recherche Musicale / GRM and “musique
concrete”. Concerts and conferences with the French
composers Marc Battier, Daniel Teruggi and François
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts New York,
Project: May 2009, two concerts at Lincoln Center by the Ensemble
Intercontemporain conducted by its new music director Susanna
Monmouth Civic Chorus Red Bank, NJ
Project : May 2009 American premiere of the work ''Sphaera''
by the French composer Guillaume Connesson.
2007 / 2008
Boston Microtonal Society, Cambridge MA
Bancquart, Yeznikian, Criton, Eckhardt, Werntz, Bertin
The French-American Link
October 13, 2007
Columbia University Music Department, Composition New York, NY
Students and Professors of Composition at the Three Institutions
Paris- New York - Berlin: An Exchange Project Involving Concerts
Production of a concert, tour, residency, masterclasses
Ensemble Aleph Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Ensemble Aleph and Contemporary Music Forum
Exchange Concerts and US Tour with CMF
May 21-25, 2007 and April 18 - May 4th, 2008
Production of a concert, Commission for new work, Tour
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Los
David Robinson, conductor
Pierre Boulez "Explosante-fixe"
January 12-13, 2008
Production of a concert
Miller Theatre New York, NY
Philippe Hurel, composer
Portrait: Philippe Hurel
November 15, 2007
Production of a concert
Music Associates of Aspen Aspen, CO
Yefim Bronfman, piano; Lynn Harrell, cello; Gil Shaham, violin
Marc André Dalbavie at the Aspen Music Festival and
July 7-21, 2008
Production of a concert, Commission for new work, Residency
Musique d'aujourd'hui à Clermont / Musiques
Démesurées Clermont-Ferrand, France
Jay Gottlieb, Percussions Claviers de Lyon, Ensemble Laborintus…
Alex Sigman, Erik Ulman, Mark Appelbaum
9th Annual Festival Musiques Démesurées
June 9-16, 2007
Festival of American Music
New World Symphony, Inc. Miami Beach, FL
Stéphane Denève conductor, Laurence lesser,
cello Guillaume Connesson
The 20th Anniversary Season French Music Program
January 2-13, 2008
Production of a concert, Commission for new work, residency,
NEXMAP: New Experimental Music Arts and Performance San Francisco, CA
Francis Dhomont and Benoît Delbecq
Dhomont + Dufort and Delbecq + Houle
November 3, 2007 and December 1, 2007
Production of a concert
The Philadelphia Orchestra Association,
Organist Thierry Escaich and The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted
by Music Director Christoph Eschenbach Marc-André Dalbavie
Four Concerts: U.S. Premiere of Marc-André Dalbavie
Commission and Thierry Escaich playing one of his organ concerti
May 7-13, 2008
Production of a concert, Commission for new work
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra St. Louis,
Conductor David Robertson and child soloists TBA
Dutilleux Performances of Dutilleux's The Shadows of Time
January 25-26, 2008
Production of a concert
Santa Rosa Symphony Santa Rosa, CA
Bruno Fernandis, Music Director and Conductor with Sanra Rosa
Symphony Metropolis: Future Past Restored
September 2007-June 2009
Production of a concert
Spoleto Festival USA Charleston, SC
Pascal Dusapin Faustus, The Last Night
May 27-June 2, 2007
Production of an opera
2006 / 2007
HARVARD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC - Cambridge, MA
Ensemble Fa with Dominique My in Residence at Harvard University. From May 21 to 26 2007.
FESTIVAL D'AUTOMNE A PARIS - Paris, France
Jean Deroyer, Pascal Dusapin, Jason Eckardt, Ensemble 21, Morton Feldman, Joshua Fineberg, Tristan Murail, Marylin Nonken Ensemble Fa (FR) meet the Ensemble 21 (US). December 9, 2006.
FONDATION ROYAUMONT (VOIX NOUVELLES) - Asnieres Sur Oise, France
Young American composers to be selected Voix Nouvelles Composition Course. August 20 2006 to September 10 2006.
SAN FRANCISCO CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PLAYERS - San Francisco, CA
Philippe Leroux et Yan Maresz Premiere Performance of Music by Leroux, Maresz.
LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION - Los Angeles, CA
Kaija Saariaho Saariaho Project. January 9, 12, 13 & 14 2007.
THE NEW YORK NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE - Staten Island, NY
Composer: Philippe Hurel / Performers: The New York New Music Ensemble Commission of a New York by a French Composer, Philippe Hurel. November 2006.
NEW WORLD SYMPHONY - Miami Beach, FL
Reinbert de Leeuw, Barbara Hannigan, Henri Dutilleux, Charles Ives, John Adams, Marc André Dalbavie 2006/07 Contemporary Music training and Performance Program. January 30, 2007 - February 3, 2007.
INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE (ICE) - Brooklyn, NY
International Contemporary Ensemble New French Voices. June 2006 - May 2007.
AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS - Naperville, IL
Thierry Escaich, Sophie Veronique Choplin, Julian Wachner, Naji Hakim American Guild Of Organists National Convention. July 2 - 6, 2006.
BOSTON MODERN ORCHESTRA PROJECT - Boston, MA
Modern Orchestra Project plays Betsy Jolas, Pascal Dusapin, Bruno Mantovani Three Generations of French Composers: A performance residency. March 2 - 9, 2007.
SAINT LOUIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - St Louis, MS
Conductor Susanna Mälkki and cellist Lynn Harrell with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Performance of Dutilleux's Tout un monde lointain. February 2 - 3, 2007.
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - Boston, MA
Henri Dutilleux (composer), Boston Symphony Orchestra; James Levine (Conductor); Renée Fleming (Soprano) A commission and four performances of a new work for soprano and Orchestra by Henri Dutilleux Boston Symphony Hall. November 29,30 & December 1, 2007. Carnegie Hall Performance: December 3, 2007.
ELECTRONIC MUSIC FOUNDATION - Albany, NY
Cecile Le Prado An ear to the earth. October 11, 2006.
ARGENTO NEW MUSIC PROJECT - New York, NY
Gerard Pesson, Fabien Levy Concert. February 2 - 6, 2007.
2005 / 2006
Art Zoyd Maubeuge, France
Commission, concert and residency with American composer Glenn Branca; December 2005 - July 2006.
Bent Frequency Atlanta, GA
Timbral Journeys through the French Spectrum, residency and concert with Tristan Murail; February and May 2006.
Columbia University - Music Department New York, NY
Pedagogical and artistic exchange for instruction and concerts with American students and performers and IRCAM; May 2-7, 2006.
Ensemble Alternance Paris, France
French-American contemporary multidisciplinary project in the United States with commission, concerts and composers Marc André and Gérard Pesson; April 2006 .
Institute and Festival for contemporary performance at Mannes college of Music New York, NY
2006 edition with Yan Maresz, commission, residencies and concerts; June 2006.
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc (Aspen Music Festival) Aspen, CO
Marc-André Dalbavie, composer-in-residence at the 2006 edition; June 22 - July 28, 2006. Musica - Festival international des musiques d'aujourd'hui Strasbourg, France: 2005 edition with hommage to american composer Elliott Carter; September 24 - October 5, 2005.
Orange County High School of the Arts - OCHSA Foundation Santa Ana, CA
Concert and tour with U.S. premiere by composer Eric Tanguy; March - May 2006.
Oregon Symphony Association Portland, OR
Concert of work by Henri Dutilleux; April 1-3, 2006.
Pacific Contemporary Music Center of California State University Los Angeles, CA
Commission and residency for composer Antoine Bonnet; Commission receipt end of 2006, premiere 2007.
Riverside Symphony, Inc. New York, NY
Recording of works by Marius Constant and post-production; January-November 2006
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players San Francisco, CA
Residency and composer with composer Philippe Leroux; November 2006. Presentation of "VOI (REX)" November 2006 - production of a concert / residency.
Two additional projects for exchanges between research and educational institutions received support from the University Fund.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL Ecole Supérieure d'Art d'Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence, France
Academic partnership and exchange 2005-2008
Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) Berkeley, CA Centre National de Création Musicale (CIRM), Nice, France
Academic partnership and exchange 2005-2008
2004 / 2005
Argento New Music Project, New York, NY
French Contemporary Music Series, Production of a series of three concerts
October 12-13, 2004 at Columbia University; March 13, 2005 at Society for Ethical Culture with works by H. Dutilleux, G. Grisey, P. Hurel, T. Murail and Residency with composer P. Hurel.
Cal Arts Theater, Roy and Edna Disney, Valencia, CA
Eliane Radigue in residence at CalArts and in Performance at REDCAT
January 24-29, 2005 Production of a concert; Masterclasses with the composer.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, IL
Pierre Boulez 80th Birthday Celebration
January 23; February 3-5; March 3 - April 3; May 14-16, 2005 Production of a series of concerts; U.S. and european tour, Residency by P. Boulez.
Ensemble Fa, Paris
Monographie Joshua Fineberg
October , 2004 - May 19th 2005 at the Atrium de Chaville Production of three concerts; Composer's residency and Recording.
Ensemble 21: Contemporary Music Performance Group, New York< NY
Pascal Dusapin: Commission for a new work 2004, U.S.
Tour, and Recording 2005-2006.
Mannes College of Music, Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance, New York, NY
Festival June 13 - June 22, 2005 series of concerts with works by P. Dusapin and composer residency on campus; 2006 commission for a new work by G. Aperghis.
Cleveland Orchestra / The Musical Arts Association, Cleveland, OH
M.-A. Dalbavie Piano Concerto, January 2006 Production of a concert; Commission for new piano concerto by M.-A. Dalbavie; Composer residency.
Prism Saxophone Quartet, New Sounds Music, Inc , Astoria, NY
February 25, 2005 concert at Smphony Space in New York City and February 26, 2005 at Trinity Center for Urban Life in Philadelphia, PA with works by H. Dufort, G. Grisey, P. Leroux, B. Mantovani.
New Music Northwestern, Northwestern University, Evanston
"Color Festival: Contemporary Music from France"
February 9-11, 2005 Production of two concerts with works by T. Murail, P. Hurel; Residency with composer T. Murail on campus.
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, San Francisco, CA
Concert of Contemporary French Music at Yerba Buena for the Arts October 10, 2005 with works P. Dusapin, P. Hurel, P. Leroux, F. Paris; Commission and residency for P. Leroux.
Seattle Chamber Players, Seattle, WA
February 11 and 13, 2005 two concerts at Nordstrom Recital Hall and Evergreen State College with works by M.-A. Dalbavie, P. Dusapin, P. Hersant, Y. Maresz; Residency for composer, Educational outreach.
June in Buffalo, University at Buffalo, Buffalo
June in Buffalo, June 6-11, 2005
Production of concerts with French and American emerging composers; commission for new work; tour; Residency for French ensemble Quatuor Diotima and composer P. Manoury; Collaborative commissions and performance projects with Bourges festival in France.