Langues / Langages


11 décembre 2014, 20h

Auditorium du MAMCS - Strasbourg

Cendo, Ferneyhough, Kim



29 mars 2015

Genève (CH) - Festival Archipel

"Contes de la lune vague après la pluie», Opéra de Xavier DayerPremière Suisse



25 avril 2015, 15h

Strasbourg - Médiathèque Olympe de Gouges

"Tour de flûte"



18 et 19 mai 2015

Paris - Opéra Comique 

"Contes de la lune vague après la pluie», Opéra de Xavier Dayer - Première parisienne 



23 mai 2015, 20h

Strasbourg - Concert dans le cadre du Millénaire de la Cathédrale

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg 

Frédéric Durieux "Verticales rouges", Olivier Messiaen, oeuvres d'étudiants en composition du CRR de Strasbourg et du CNSM de Paris



Last concert of the year at Strasbourg Museum of Modern Art

lundi, 01 décembre 2014










For its ultimate 2014 concert, Linea will perform at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg on 11th December 2014 . Program will merge kicking and “sonic” compositions by Raphael Cendo (photo beside), some odyssey in sound with Brian Ferneyhough, and an off-the-path escape to Korea with Eunhye Kim, whose work “La Beauté II” will be premiered in Europe...A kind of preview of new korean variations with Linea, in frame of the upcoming french-korean season, in which the ensemble will be involved.

Between adventurous music, sound complexity and multicultural detours, a beautiful snapshot of Linea's artistic identity, as well as a step to an exciting year 2015 for the Ensemble, full of concerts and events of large scale. Amongst others, save right now the dates of the second Summer Academy of Contemporary Music (From 28th august to 6th september 2015 in Strasbourg)! More news about it very soon...


Excerpts of the 9th december concert :

Raphaël Cendo - Rokh I, performed by Linea at June In Buffalo

Brian Ferneyhough - Mnémosyne, performed by Linea at June In Buffalo



"Tour de flûte" in Cernay

mardi, 07 octobre 2014






Keiko Murakami
Photo (c) Mathieu Sautel





In the frame of its policy of enlarging the audience of new music, Linea presents "Tour de flûte", a programme highlighting the multiple possibilities of the flute, and the approach of composers using it. With a supposedly common instrumùent, this is a way to introduce the audience to new music: concert is commented, and gives numerous explainations, making the originality of new music closer to people who are not specialised in it.

This takes place in the public Library of Cernay, near Mulhouse, in our home region Alsace, on tuesday 14th october 2014, 8 PM. Come to us if you are nearby, entrance is free. 

More details here (in french).




Linea's new season starts at Musica

jeudi, 25 septembre 2014










Korean composer Unsuk Chin
Photo (c) Weon Kim

Reinforced by the success of its first new music academy, Linea opens its new concert season at Musica Festival saturday, October 4th 2014 . A “not-to-miss” concert, displaying a rich instrumentarium on the stage, to deliver an intense sound material. The program offers a concentrate of Linea's artistic identity, confronting two universes the ensemble is keen on investigating: concert features on one side a music made of noises and saturation, that some even compare to "punk", by Raphael Cendo , the most Berliner of the young french composers. On the other side, Linea presents compositions of the Korean Unsuk Chin , merging the rich musical heritage of his country and the most contemporary writings.

This concert is a preview of upcoming projects, both with Cendo, faithful accomplice of Linea, whose other works will be performed or created in the next three years, and with Korea: promoting korean music in France since its early beginning, Linea will logically take part to both cultural seasons between France and Korea, that will take place in 2015-2016 in both countries. We'll give more details soon...

Meanwhile, the concert at Musica inaugurates a rich season for Linea, involved in many projects of large scale, including the new opera by Xavier Dayer, "Contes de la lune vague après la pluie", based on the eponymous film by Mizoguchi, to be performed in Paris and Geneva, a concert for the Millennium of Strasbourg Cathedral, with several world premieres, including "Verticales rouges» by Frédéric Durieux, the World Saxophone Days, a second academy of contemporary music next summer...And many other things to discover in the agenda .




Bienvenue à nos étudiants !

lundi, 25 août 2014











Ca y est ! La première académie d'été de l'Ensemble Linea est officiellement ouverte. Si le beau temps n'est hélas pas au rendez-vous, la bonne humeur égale la motivation chez nos 24 étudiants, qui sont, à l'heure où nous publions, déjà au travail. Voici la "photo de classe" ; - ), prise sur le parvis de la Cité de la Musique et de la Danse aujourd'hui à 15h. Pas de soleil mais des sourires radieux. Bienvenue à nos étudiants !




Public events at Linea's academy

lundi, 18 août 2014











Back from the traditional summer break, Linea's team is checking the last details regarding our first academy that starts 7 days.

A special effort is given to publicity, as several events will be open to the public during the academy: besides the two final concerts on August 30th and 31st, people may attend to masterclasses of flute (27th), singing (28th), conducting (29th), and on saturday 30th from 3 PM, all classes and rehearsals will be open.

A new page on these public events is online here (in french).

We are looking forward to welcome our students next monday, and the audience during the academy week.




See you in one month at the academy !

mardi, 22 juillet 2014







  Photo (c) Mathieu Sautel





Here we are! Applications for Linea's Summer Academy are closed. One one month, from August 25th to 31st 2014, we will have the pleasure to welcome 25 students from all over the world (France, Japan, Taiwan, United States, Russia, etc ...). A very good turnout for the Linea's first academy, launched early 2014. Sure we will continue in 2015. For people living in Alsace, note the two concerts on august 30th and 31st , combining Linea's musicians Linea and those already introduced as the "Academy Ensemble” (=the students), an exciting opportunity to discover the new talents in the performance of new music.

Before we take a short break until August 18th and befor we wish you all a nice summer, we are very happy to introduce our students to you :

Class of flute with Mario Caroli
Azzara Elisa (Italy), Sara Baldini (Italy), Shao-Wei Chou (Taiwan), Laura Faoro (Italy), Anaïs Guimard (France), Ilze Ikse (Latvia), Miyuki Okumura (Japan)

Class of conducting with Jean-Philippe Wurtz
Sergi Gili (Spain), Haan Etienne (France), Daphne Hejebri (France), Yérri-Gaspar Hummel (France), Ayaka Kodama (Japan), Hans Mathias Kretz (Germany), Kelly Lovelady (Australia), Armando Merino (Spain) Jack Sheen (United Kingdom), Amir Shpilman (Israel), Verdet Quentin (France)

Class of singing with Donatienne Michael Dansac
Sarah Brabo-Durant (France), Kanae Mizobuchi (Japan), Olga Vlasova (Russia)

Class of clarinet with Ayumi Mori
Keisuke Shibuya (Japan)

Class of viola /violin with Marco Fusi
Ondine Simon (France)

Class of piano with Reto Staub
Wei-Chieh Lin (Taiwan)


Summer academy with Linea: deadlines for application soon !

lundi, 30 juin 2014







  Photo: view of the academy brochure

(c) Linea





We are getting more and more applications for our Summer Academy : this makes us optimistic for the first academy we are organizing.
ood news for people interested by the class of singing, applications (that should have been closed tonight) are extended until 9 July. Mind the specific requirements of this class, led by Michel Donatienne Dansac.

For the other classes , you can apply until July 15, but don't wait too much to do it, classes are filling up!

Reminder: to know everything about the Academy, please visit


Linea's Academy : the site is online !

jeudi, 24 avril 2014







  Photo (c) Ville de Strasbourg





We were talking about it here last week : Linea organizes its first summer academy , from august 25th to 31st at the "Cité de la Musique et de la Danse" in Strasbourg (photo beside), open to musicians and young conductors interested to develope their skills in new music performance and conducting (a conducting masterclass will be led by our conductor Jean-Philippe Wurtz).

The website of the academy is finally ONLINE ! 

Get to  to know everything about this exciting project !


An academy of contemporary music this summer with Linea

jeudi, 17 avril 2014








  Photo (c) Mathieu Sautel





It's official, next summer, the Ensemble Linea will organize its first Academy of contemporary music in Strasbourg, from 25th to 31st August 2014. Owing to the fact that academies are rare, and even more regarding contemporary music, this is an exceptional opportunity for young musicians (still students or at the start of their career), wishing to learn or improve their skills in the field of contemporary repertoire.

Masterclasses will be led by the musicians of the Ensemble Linea and the academy will conclude with a concert by the ensemble and a concert by the trainees. The academy will be held in the Strasbourg based Cité de la Musique et de la Danse (Music conservatory).

We are currently finishing the website which will give you all the details on the content and how to participate to the academy. All details within the next week, after the traditional Easter break, as we will launch the website.

Book the dates right now, and stay close !


Crossing over the flute

lundi, 17 février 2014







  Keiko Murakami 

  Photo (c) Mathieu Sautel





Flute is often considered as a "classic", or "basic" instruments, an image which does not fit with reality, as flute offers in fact numerous possibilities in the way of performing, and requires a high level of practice to reach its multiple dimensions.

"Rediscovering the flute" is the motto of this programme conceived by Linea in Fall 2013 with its flutist Keiko Murakami. From Debussy's pionneering ideas to more recent works, from Europe to Japan, from bass flute to flute used as a percussion, this programme invites to reconsider the common acceptance of this very ancient instrument, which continues to inspire numerous composers and musicians.

After Ingersheim in october 2013, second opportunity to hear this concert is to come to Vendenheim, northern suburb of Strasbourg, tomorrow. All details are in the agenda


The concert belongs to our regional concert series devoted to enlarge the audience of new music. We thank the Espace Culturel de Vendenheim for its trust and interest in our work, and website Szenik for its regular coverage of our activity.


Introduction to another America

lundi, 10 février 2014







  End of the "american concert" at Musica Festival in Strasbourg, with american composer Anthony Cheung, 27th september 2012.





Our 2014 concert series kick off in Metz , the capital of Lorraine (eastern France), next Saturday, 15th February 2014 . The local venue “L'Arsenal” has conceived a complete season focusing on the United States. With two tours in the USA , and a third already underway , Linea has emerged as one of the leading French ensembles in the field of transatlantic musical exchanges. This is actually the view of many of our interlocutors and American partners, including the FACE which has financially supported the first two rounds, and that we once again thank here for making all of this possible.

The concert in Metz , like the concert at Musica Festival in 2012 , is a sort of return journey of our two American tours : who said "exchange" means by definition that this exchange works in both directions . Linea has always attached great importance that its international work can have resonances in France : the invitation of the ensemble TIMF from Korea in 2010 (after our concert in Seoul in 2009), and our public rehearsal of Péter Eötvös works which were then recorded in Budapest (2009) are some examples among others of this approach.

During its travels in the United States , Linea has encountered a young American scene particularly exciting : young composers of New York , Buffalo and elsewhere, are distinguished by an approach challenging aesthetic boundaries . Without denying the musical requirements or the questionings of their time , they reveal a refreshingly uninhibited spontaneity , in the image of a country that has seduced us with its openness, diversity and its voluntary nature .

Far from the clichés and prejudices , another America exists and deserves to be known : we will offer an overview this weekend in Metz. Come to give a look !

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