What is Les Modulations?
Concerts, performances, regular events - in other words, a season organized by GMEM.
Les Modulations invites you to discover sound and musical experiences at close hand with the artists.

When and where?
Every third Tuesday of the month at Friche la Belle de Mai;
one Sunday per quarter at the Opéra de Marseille.

Tue. September 19, 2023 | 7:00 pm
Friche la Belle de Mai (Petit Plateau)


Thanks to a system of electric arcs radiating from the performer and the stage space, the stage is transformed into an organic, living object, highlighting the electrification of our lives. This heterogeneous ensemble with voice, tap, electric guitar, electronics and podorythmics moves through several aesthetic territories, where pop, noise, electro and traditional references are interwoven.

Julien Desprez, performance, composition and direction
Nicolas Canot, electric arc design, sound and stage management
Géraldine Foucault, outside ear
Ana Rita Teodoro, outside eye, costume design

Tue. October 17, 2023 | 7:00 pm
Friche la Belle de Mai (Petit Plateau)


Concert-confidence on "free" music. Thierry Balasse shares his experiments with sound through acoustic, analog and digital sound manipulation.
A navigation through a variety of timbres, produced by various sources, phonograph, analog synthesizers, resonant bowls, bass guitar, percussion... on a mini orchestra of loudspeakers.

Thierry Balasse, sound director, composer, improviser and sound producer
Jacky Jarry, creation and lighting control
Amélie Polachowska or Julien Reboux, sound engineering

Tue. November 21, 2023 | 7:00 pm
Friche la Belle de Mai

Goze, a blind ecosystem

"We are nine voices, sighted and blind, and we have been exploring together for eleven years.
Our practice consists of listening to, imitating and mutating sound ecosystems. Our songs blend ancestral vocal practices
and experimental ones... We invite Lionel Marchetti to play, to rig the spaces, to extend the forests."

Creation for voice and electronics followed by the Goze Ghosts performance by S. Canapa.

Natacha Muslera & Lionel Marchetti, in collaboration with
Chœur tac-til, composition
Stefano Canapa, filmmaker
Chœur tac-til composed of Alex Quérel, Chérifa Harzallah, Franck Omer, Mélodie Duchesne, François Parra, Mafalda Da Camara, Angélique Huguenin, Natacha Muslera, Bruno Raby, voice

Sun. December 3, 2023 | 11h00
Opéra de Marseille

Lamenti di Corsica

Lamenti di Corsica declines the dark universe of these traditional Corsican songs, Lamenti, translating despair. The listener plunges into a dreamlike world of sound, carried by rubbed and blown tones and prepared percussion. A new setting for these songs, which attempt to penetrate to the heart of the vocal timbre.

Jérôme Casalonga, vocals
Laurent Mariusse, arrangements, musical direction, percussion, vibraphone
Martin Bauer, viola da gamba
Adrien Deygas, bass
Joel Chausse, flugelhorn

Tue. December 19, 2023 | 7:00 pm
Friche la Belle de Mai (Petit Plateau)

À L'Instant

Founded 21 years ago, L'Instant Donné operates without a conductor. On the program: a project by Georges Aperghis with an imaginary language combining onomatopoeia and text, tailor-made to the personality of each musician; a choir of fantastic creatures by Bastien David and the gestural songs of Claire-Mélanie Sinnhuber. A musical portrait of the ensemble, inviting creativity  

of the interpreter.

Georges Aperghis, Claire-Mélanie Sinnhuber, Bastien David, composers
L'Instant Donné, instrumental ensemble 

Modulations, season 2023 - 24
Tue. September 19 -- Tue. December 19, 2023

1st semester
19/09 - 17/10 - 21/11 - 03/12 - 19/12

2nd semester
16/01 - 20/02 - 03/03 - 19/03 - 16/04 - 12/05

Unique 6€
Modulations loyalty card 30€*
Limited number of seats
*Gives access to all Modulations of the season 23-24


By e-mail

On site
on the day of the performance, half an hour before the show, subject to availability.

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