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