Centre for research, production and dissemination of works of electronic music and, in particular, mixed music

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  • Festival Images Sonores 2022

    The Images Sonores festival, organized by the Centre Henri Pousseur, returns with its 2022 edition to its usual form in spring, with 5 concerts in Liège, from April 27 to May 12, 2022. The event is dedicated to today’s musical writings and “mixed” music: the sound universe where acoustic instruments enter into dialogue with their electronic extension, diffused in space. The 2022 edition of the festival features musical works by Michel Fourgon, Malika Kishino, Sarah Wéry, Henri Pousseur, Gaëlle Hyernaux, Paul Pankert, Jean-Pierre Deleuze, Jasper Vanpaemel, Gilles Doneux, Martin Matalon and Garrett List. Discover the complete program on www.images-sonores.be
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  • Centre Henri Pousseur is recruiting

    Call for applications for the position of Managing Director (m/f/x) Responsibilities responsibility for all studio creation responsibility for all production responsibility for its own programming (Images Sonores and other concerts) awarding of composition grants responsibility for communication and image responsibility for all promotion and logistics of the festival responsibility for monitoring relations with the Royal Conservatory of Liège responsibility for the development of activities and partnerships responsibility for administration and finance responsibility for the daily management of the association responsibility for the management of the team (work regulations, occupational health, salary management) Responsibility for compliance with the tasks set out in the programme contract and its renewal responsibility for all negotiations involving the association (composers, performers, concert organisers, festivals, co-producers) drafting of all documents (activity reports, applications for specific financial aid, applications for specific financial aid applications, press kits, etc.) preparation and follow-up of the accounts (in collaboration with the accountant) Function Design of the missions included in the programme contract. Definition of an artistic project and implementation of its own productions (composers in residence, programming of the Images Sonores festival, national and international collaboration projects, organization of the Henri Pousseur Prize…) Management of the association and its team, of the subsidies it receives and search for sponsors Responsibility for all negotiations involving the association. Representation of the association in the main bodies or events Production and organisation of concerts and festivals organized by the CHP Responsibility for communication and audience development Drafting of activity reports, press kits, applications for specific financial aid Profile Belgian or foreign personality,(m/f/x), holder of a university master’s degree or non-university higher education diploma of long duration, with a thorough knowledge of computer music and mixed music and a good knowledge of the contemporary Belgian and foreign musical world as well as the institutions and powers subsidising in the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. Have good communication, negotiation, organization and initiative skills Have good writing skills for the presentation of artistic projects and files Good written and oral skills in French and English Conditions Place of work : Centre Henri Pousseur, Quai Banning 5, 4000 Liège Full-time regime Starting date at the latest on 12/09/2022 The letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae and a note of intent (maximum 5 pages) (maximum 5 pages) should be sent to Stijn Boeve by post and by e-mail to stijn.boeve@centrehenripousseur.be Deadline for applications: Tuesday 31/05/2022
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Support for cultural and artistic events


Several commissions are launched each year by the Centre Henri Pousseur to composers from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and abroad. They have a composition grant and also allow composers to come and work on their creations at the Centre.

Sound Images Festival

Every year, the Centre Henri Pousseur presents its Festival Images Sonores, dedicated to mixed music, the sound universe where acoustic sounds enter into an exciting dialogue with their electronic extension. During this festival, several concerts and presentations, resulting from the activities carried out by the Centre Henri Pousseur in the fields of educational research, are offered in Liège, Brussels and other cities of the Federation. Cultural houses and surprising places form the stage for a wide spectrum of musical creations, performances and transdisciplinary encounters, allowing a wide audience to participate in a relaxed and open way in today’s artistic expression.

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Henri Pousseur Prize

Since 2009, the Henri Pousseur Prize has been awarded every two years and rewards a young laureate of a Conservatory of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. With a composition grant, the Prize consists of the commissioning of a new mixed work. For this, the winner has the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of the technical team of the Centre Henri Pousseur, which also ensures the creation of the work.

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Collaborations and musical creations

Place of experimentation, exchange and contemporary achievements

Founded in 1970 on the initiative of Henri Pousseur and Pierre Bartholomée, the Centre Henri Pousseur (formerly “Centre de Recherches et de Formation musicales de Wallonie”J has played a pioneering role and has been involved since its creation in the production and dissemination of works of electronic music and, in particular, mixed music.
A place of experimentation, exchange and contemporary achievements, the Centre Henri Pousseur hosts projects by artists from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, as well as from other regions of the country and abroad.

A pioneering role in the production and dissemination of works of electronic and mixed music

Several commissions are launched each year by the Centre to composers from the Federation and from [abroad. Since 2009, he has awarded the Henri Pousseur Prize every two years to a young laureate of a Conservatory of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
Through its own projects, such as the “Images Sonores” Festival, the Centre supports the dissemination of creations made in its studios, without neglecting the repertoire.
The activities of the Centre Henri Pousseur are carried out with [the help of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation [Directorate-General for Culture, Music Department).