The Ensemble Héphaïstos is distinguished by the presence of composers and performers from various regions of the globe, such as France, Italy, South Korea, the United States, Brazil, Japan… This diversity gives us a unique identity as a multicultural ensemble.
Our openness to all musical aesthetics and practices reflects our desire to celebrate the richness of artistic diversity. We are determined to highlight the emerging voices of our time, creating a space where contemporary music finds its full expression, transcending cultural and stylistic boundaries.
The Ensemble Héphaïstos, a new breath on the French contemporary music scene, embodies the artistic fusion of performers and composers from diverse backgrounds. Our mission is to enrich French cultural life by providing a platform for young composers of diverse styles, enabling their music to resonate in the capital and beyond. Each of the ensemble’s projects focuses on world premieres, highlighting works specially conceived for our group.
Our concert program will be entirely dedicated to original creations specially composed for this event. Some of our associate composers will conceive short works, ranging in length from 5 to 8 minutes, which will be premiered at the concert. In addition to these new creations, we also plan to include a pre-existing piece by a composer from outside the ensemble, thus broadening the musical palette and offering a varied perspective to the audience.