“… a beautiful love story told in music, one among many others… yours perhaps!”

... this is how Betsy Jolas describes her piece for flute and bass clarinet ‘Love music’. Her piece is part of the collective’s story - the first piece they performed - and is now one among many others. lovemusic expands according to their various projects - the idea is simple – to create a free collective of artists who love music and collaborating together - lovemusic.

photo : Lou Rachmuhl

lovemusic aims to develop and present new programmes that are not limited by a genre or formation, but instead explore aesthetic concepts and creative ideas in order to produce an alternative and coherent discourse. The collective explore all repertoires and their work in collaboration with today's composers completes their programmes by offering an original perspective of the present day ...

The members of the collective are always eager to (re) discover the interpretative possibilities of their instruments and especially to explore their interactions with the new technologies and different techniques of scenic performance.

lovemusic’s activities are developed around the following framework: Independent and eclectic creativity: lovemusic has a committed approach to the discovery of new composers as well as an eclectic instrumentarium that responds not only to the particular aesthetic choice of each program, but also to a desire to encourage the exchange and collaboration between musicians and composers. Particular attention is given by the collective to parity in their choice of composers programmed. lovemusic has commissioned works from Jérôme Combier, Maurizio Pisati, Claire-Mélanie Sinnhuber, Nicolas Medero Larrosa, Annette Schlünz, Jesse Broekman, Daniel D’Adamo, Davíð Brynjar Franzson, David Bird, John Croft and Arturo Fuentes. 

Innovative and alternative mediation:  lovemusic’s cycle at the BNU in Strasbourg allows the collective to experiment with new concert formats. Visual and innovative programme notes produced by the collective themselves encourage a spontaneous appreciation of the music rather than a search for rational understanding. Each concert in the Strasbourg series is followed by informal drinks - an important moment of exchange between the artists and the public.

National and international activities: lovemusic exports its productions nationally and internationally performing in venues and festivals in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, Japan and Mexico.

A committed and positive pedagogy: The collective is committed to the transmission of contemporary art forms at all levels of learning: from young composers and instrumentalists taking their first steps outside the classical world to students at the beginning of their career / end of their studies in higher education institutions.