Orchestre de Nouvelles Créations, Expérimentations et Improvisations Musicales

Founded in 2011 at the instigation of Frédéric Blondy, ONCEIM is an orchestra of 33 musicians. ONCEIM is dedicated to contemporary creation in an approach to sound as a plastic art form, by experimenting a number of different modes of musical elaboration, transmission and composition. In this work process, each musician has a major creative role, constructing the music through his or her singular virtuosity and the musical vocabulary he or she devises through his or her instrument. ONCEIM brings together very high-level instrumentalists who develop their own personal instrumental practices and music styles. They are performers and/or improvisers and/or composers, and often all three at once, which allows them to grasp fully the complexities and subtleties of the music of today.

The orchestra has played in Europe at at Festival Archipel in Geneva, at Wiener Festwochen in Vienna, at Xavier Veilhan’s Studio Venezia at the Venice Biennale, at the Sacrum Profanum festival in Krakow, the Edition Festival in Stockholm, Vinterjazz in Copenhagen as well as at festivals in France such as Météo, Densités, Extensions and at institutions such as the MAC VAL - Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (Vitry-sur Seine) and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris).

As of January 2022

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