Les Détours de Babel launche their new season.

« Les Détours de Babel » is not just a festival, it is also a year-round season of musical events in the Grenoble urban area as well as in the Isère Department.

Developed by the CIMN (International Center for Nomadic Music) together with our partners’ music venue, this season will give a wide opening to jazz and improvised music : Didier Lockwood and the Violons Barbares with the Jazz Club festival, the powerful 3D Stereo Club performed by the Magnetic Ensemble and the magnificient show « Les Hommes de la Marmite » in collaboration with La Source, the renowned duo Emile Parisien and Vincent Peirani at the Hexagone, the pianist François Couturier with the string quartet IXI at the Musée Dauphinois.

It will give you as well the opportunity to discover some musical UFO : Parlophonie, a work created by Anne Laure Pigache and Anne Julie Rollet mixing voices and electronic music, the Zimbabwe singer Ambya Tembo with the association AIDA and a creation by Lionel Palun and Sophie Agnel called « Now », a peculiar dialogue between music and live video …

The season is also the time of the making of the festival, especially commissions and residencies that will be released next spring during the 7th edition and uncovered throughout the newsletters.

Mark your calendar now ! The festival will take place from 15 March to 8 April 2017. Around the theme « Myths and Legends », more than 100 musical events will be performed in Grenoble and the Isère Department ; concerts and shows in concert halls, brunch, music in the lounge, « chantiers », balls and other occasions offering exciting discovery opportunities and conviviality.

The full programme will be available by the end of the year. While waiting, you can watch the online videos of all the concerts presented during the 2016 festival.

Benoit Thiebergien