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La Symphonie Mécanique

" La Symphonie Mécanique is a disparate but close-knit group of musicians and mechanics who manipulate tools, machines and instruments, mixing the classical form and the modern bazaar into an unheard of and crunchy sound paste." Mino Malan

La Symphonie mécanique

A unique show, a work in permanent creation by La Machine

1 classical orchestra | 50 music machines | 1 360° sound and visual experience

The spectator is invited to visit a symphony workshop and while he expects to listen to a classical concert, everything changes. He finds himself embarked on a journey where something else is playing. The workshop becomes a stage and the spectator is immersed in a flood of images and sounds that spring up from all sides. By moving around, the spectator creates his own “mix”. The sound of the flute pot supported by the violins follows the xylo-à-coudre when suddenly behind it, the flip-flop organ improvises with a brass section.

What unfolds is a subtle mix of the senses. The language is frank, simple and realistic. The spectator has the choice of seeing and hearing from afar or of crossing the playing area and being at the heart of the symphony to feel the heat of the flames, the smells, to go around the classical musicians, the manipulators, the actors and the music machines. Created by François Delaroziere and Mino Malan, La Symphonie mécanique is not only a musical proposal, it is a hybrid, organic and sensory form. An invitation to circular melodies for a subtle mix of the senses.

From 4 to 7 May 2023
8:30 pm (Doors opening from 7:00 pm)
Full price – € 20 – Reduced price – € 14

Construction workshop

From 11 to 30 April, the machinists and musicians of La Symphonie Mécanique open their toolboxes to show, dismantle and reassemble the gears of the creative process. The driving force of the show is transmitted through two highlights, a construction workshop visible to all on the Piste des Géants and a musical laboratory led by Mino Malan inside and outside the Halle de La Machine. Based on the initial constructive principle, the historical builders of the Symphonie mécanique work together with the new generation. As in the first residencies, a heap of objects will delight the creators and the ears of music lovers. The aim of this workshop is not to produce a predetermined number of machines, but to let oneself be guided by the material, to sculpt a piece capable of producing a sound and visual effect, a work capable of moving in short. Some of the machines created during this residency will eventually join the mechanical bestiary of the Halle de La Machine.
From 11 to 30 April

La Symphonie Mécanique se joue en complicité avec L’ÉMEAR Maguy Pradal (École Municipale de l’Enseignement Artistique de Ramonville) et l’OSET (Orchestre Symphonique Étudiant de Toulouse)

Un grand merci à la société CAMAC pour le prêt d’instruments de musique durant