Gmem – Marseille
The Gmem-Marseille was created in 1972 by a collective of composers among whom Georges Bœuf, Michel Redolfi and Marcel Frémiot. In 1997, the Gmem integrates the French National Centers of Musical Creation network. Its missions, defined by French Ministry for Culture, focuses on production and dissemination of musical creation, research and transmission.
Directed by Christian Sebille since 2011, the Gmem assists artistic teams through residencies, produces show in the field of musical creation, conducts numerous educational actions and shares regularly these activities with the public through presentations (concerts, installations, meetings and work in progress).
The Gmem is involved in a wide array of esthetics: mixed music, electroacoustic, electronic, instrumental and vocal. Those being written or improvised. The center develops transdisciplinary projects link to digital, plastic and visual arts as well as dance and theatre.
In 2017, the Gmem moves in new facilities at la Friche Belle de Mai. Designed by architect Mathieu Poitevin (Caractère Spécial Agency), The Module, located inside the Co-operative Company with Collective Interests run by Alain Arnaudet, opens the Gmem to new prospects of evolution.
Dedicated to musical creation, the Gmem-Marseille is a tool of musical production focussing on artistic innovation, societal issues and the relationship with the public.
Mozarteum University Salzburg
The Mozarteum University offers over 40 artistic and education courses in the fields of music, the performing and visual arts. 1700 young artists from all over the world experience comprehensive training here in all instruments, in composition, conducting, Catholic and Protestant church music, singing, music-theatre, acting, stage-directing, stage design, music and dance education, art and craft education as well as in music educational theory and musicology.
500 lecturers, many of whom are internationally renowned artists and teachers, pass on their knowledge and their art, thus making the university a place of lively intellectual exchange and dialogue.
The history of the Mozarteum University goes back to the year 1841 and is characterized by the work and teaching of outstanding personalities such as Bernhard Paumgartner, Clemens Krauss, Paul Hindemith, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Carl Orff and Sandor Vegh. The Mozarteum School of Music was founded by the Salzburg Cathedral Music Association. In 1914 it became a conservatory, in 1953 an academy, in 1970 a Hochschule of music and performing arts and finally, in 1998, a university.
The Mozarteum University fosters international relations with associated music and art academies by means of an international exchange of lecturers and students, scholarship programmes, exchange concerts and mutual projects.
Students and lecturers engage in joint artistic activities as an integral part of the course programme. They perform in public in several concerts, plays, dance and opera productions as well as participating in exhibitions, thereby enriching cultural life in Salzburg. Besides intensive studies in an arts-friendly environment, networks are created here for later professional careers.