Artistic & Technologic Exchange

Artex StE Kato HkiThe Artex project consists in establishing artistic exchanges around the innovative instrument Sampo manufactured by Musinfo association in Saint-Etienne.

Our objectives are multiple:

  • To develop relations with cultural institutions and independent artists abroad
  • To promote the use of new technologies in music
  • To support contemporary musical creation
  • To sustain the repertoire of mixed music

Artex follows the RéDi-Musix project – Mixed Music Distribution Network – with 8 partner conservatories in France and Portugal and supported by the French Ministry of Culture. Partner conservatories worked with Sampos the whole year 2017-2018.

Taking the success of the RéDi-Musix project, we wanted to establish partnerships at an international scale, to reinforce the user community.

The chosen partners will be able to use Sampo for performing, composing or for their research projects. Each project is constructed together with our partner. Besides giving visibility to the Sampo, we also want to make these projects inspiring and enriching for all parties. Artex is all about discovering, sharing and meeting new people. Here are some examples of what the projects can include: concerts, workshops, masterclasses, research, tutorials, teaching, commissioning new works and working on transcriptions of existing works, etc.

Realized projects:

Artex Katowice

Artex Helsinki