The Collective

Since 2005 the collective Multilatérale collective stands for the young generation of composers and players. Created by Kanako Abe, Matthew Lima, Gaëlle Potet, Yann Robin and Gilles Schuehmacher, it brings together composers, players, musicologists and professionals from the cultural industry around one common goal: give a voice to the young music of today.

Every member of the collective brings his own personality and leaves its personal mark to this common project. It is made of concerts, in France and abroad, interdisciplinary projects and educational actions.


The Ensemble Multilaterale

Created in 2005, the Ensemble Multilatérale — its Artistic Director is Yann Robin, with Léo Warynski as Musical Director — is the entity that brings to fruition the projects of the eponymous collective in the course of its music season.

The repertoire features indispensable 20th century works alongside those of a new generation of composers, and the Ensemble has premiered many works by such composers as Régis Campo, Lucas Fagin, Matteo Franceschini, Pedro Garcia Velasquez, David Hudry, Clara Iannotta, Michael Jarrell, Jacques Lenot, Matthew Lima, Grégoire Lorieux, Martin Matalon, Sebastian Rivas, Yann Robin, Colin Roche, Gilles Schuehmacher, Marco  Suarez Cifuentes or Januibe Tejera.

The past three years have seen the artistic project of this collective evolving towards literature, the theatre, and operatic forms, with a majority of multidisciplinary projects and notably two chamber operas: Aliados from Sebastian Rivas ( with a libretto by Esteban Buch, and staged by Antoine Gindt )

in association with the IRCAM for the ManiFeste ( reprised at Musica, Roma Europa and the Scène Nationale in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, the Nancy Opera and the Nîmes and Caen Theatres ) ; and later, Siegfried, nocturne by Michael Jarrell ( libretto by Olivier Py, staged by Hervé Loichemol ) which was first performed at the Wagner Geneva Festival.

The 2015 / 2016 Season has been marked by the first appearance of Multilatérale at the Festival “ Présences de Radio France ”, a six-concert tour, and a Master-Class in Asia with the premiere of a work by Diana Soh, the first in a long series of collaborations with the vocal ensemble Les Métaboles, in the context of the Prix Saint-Christophe of the young composer ( six newly-created works ), and in July at Saint-Martin-Vésubie with the first edition of the Université d’Altitude, a university in composition led by Yann Robin and Raphaël Cendo.

The Ensemble Multilatérale receives subventions from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication / Drac Ile-de-France in the form of aid to government-regulated ensembles; Spedidam and SACEM for its overall activity. The Ensemble is a member of FEVIS and the “ Futurs composés ” network.