MEC is supporting the creation of innovative sound art in all forms and shapes: instrumental, electronic, and mixed new music, interdisciplinary projects with literature and spoken word, theatre, dance, and visual arts. La Muse en Circuit has five fully equipped working spaces for their composers-in-residence, and actively conducts a scientific and applied research in digital music technology.
Originally established by the composer luminary Luc Ferrari in Vanves, the suburbs of Paris, as an electroacoustic studio primarily for 'radio art,' La Muse en Circuit soon became one of the main driving forces behind the Parisian experimental / new music scene. In 1992, MEC relocated to a larger space in Alfortville, another town about 7-8 km southeast from Paris.
In 1999, a composer and Radio France producer David Jisse, a long-time Ferrari's collaborator, became a new director of La Muse en Circuit. Under his direction, MEC studios expanded their activities beyond radio art, and embraced all forms of instrumental and electronic innovative music. Jisse also established Extension festival in 2001, and launched Alamuse label to further disseminate and promote MEC's productions and works. The Centre also organizes a series of concerts and workshops each season, and hosts bi-annual International Radio Art Competition.
La Muse En Circuit is supported by the Minister of Culture and Communication / DRAC Île-de-France, the Regional Council of Île-de-France, the General Council Val-de-Marne, the town of Alfortville, the city of Paris, the SACEM and the DAAC of Créteil.
La Muse en Circuit artists
Simon Fisher Turner
Javier Torres Maldonado
Kasper T Toeplitz