An unpublished text by Luc Ferrari from 1982, in which he expresses some of his hopes and concerns about what would become La Muse en circuit that same year. Forty years later, the present director Wilfried Wendling wrote a text in echo. This publication celebrates four decades of a shared creative space that remains La Muse.
Co-founder of the Groupe de Recherche Musicales in Paris (GRM) with Pierre Schaeffer
in 1958, Luc Ferrari (1929-2005) is a pioneer and a major figure of musique concrète and electroacoustic music, soon to pave his own path of individualistic expressions of minimalist music, musical theater, field recordings, orchestral music and soundtracks.
Wilfried Wendling (born 1972 in Neuilly-sur-Seine) is a French composer, director, improviser and video artist. Wilfried Wendling studied musical writing (harmony, orchestration, analysis, counterpoint) at the conservatory of Rueil-Malmaison and the Conservatoire of Paris before dedicating himself to composition thanks to Georges Aperghis and Philippe Leroux. These exclusively musical compositions were played in many venues (Odéon théâtre de l'Europe, Le Centquatre, Césaré, GRAME, Les Instants Chavirés, GRM, La Muse en Circuit), several subsidised theatres and various festivals (Présence, Extension, Musique Action
…) Since 2000 he's been working with the Ensemble Diffraction, with which he produced many "sound theatre performances" presented during the "Nuits blanches" in Paris, at the Opéra comique, Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, La Gaîté Lyrique, in several national and international festivals and in many venues of the alternative scene. He plays and/or composes for personalities like Hélène Breschand, Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Denis Lavant
, Jac Berrocal
, Pablo Cueco, David Jisse, Natacha Musléra, Philippe Cornus, Hélène Labarière, Sylvain Kassap and Jacques Tholot… He's been collaborating (electronic music and video) with Roland Auzet on several cross-disciplinary projects since 2008. Together with Eryck Abecassis and Kasper T. Toeplitz
he is part of KERNEL, an ensemble of live electronic music founded by the latter. By 1995, Wilfried Wendling started composing and staging cross-disciplinary shows, notably performed at the Théâtre des Amandiers, Odéon théâtre de l'Europe (with François Sarhan), Le Centquatre (Paris) and at la Maison de la poésie in Paris. He worked together with authors like Jacques Jouet
, Luc Boltanski and Olivier Cohen… In 2013 he was appointed director of La Muse en Circuit, National centre of musical creation.