Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, in full agreement with Loïg Chesnais Girard, President of the Regional Council of Brittany, François Goulard, President of the Departmental Council of Morbihan, Norbert Métairie, President of Lorient agglomeration and Mayor of Lorient, Ghislain Baran president of the association MAPL, gave his approval to the appointment of Frédéric Carré as director of the current music scene, Musiques d'Aujourd'hui au Pays de Lorient (MAPL). He will take up his duties on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
The approval given to Frédéric Carré’s appointment follows the proposal of the selection committee formed by representatives of the Ministry of Culture, the MAPL Association and local authorities (Brittany, Morbihan, Lorient Agglomération and Lorient).
Frédéric Carré began his career in 1996 as president of the SvobodA association in Dijon to broadcast and develop current music in Burgundy. From May 1999 to December 2013 he was director and programmer of the Pirates Moon, a scene of contemporary music labeled Amiens. At the same time, in 2009, he provided musical programming for the Nuit Blanche de Brighton and was artistic advisor to the Picardie Mouv’ Festival from 2010 to 2013. Since 2014, he has been director of L'Echonova, a stage of contemporary music certified by the Golfe du Morbihan - Vannes agglomeration in Saint-Avé.
Frédéric Carré’s project for MAPL is focused on a desire for emerging, unifying artistic discoveries and proposals, imbued with cultural diversity. He wants to create a synergy between music and other disciplines in order to enhance the creativity of local and regional artists. It will work to promote independent music in Hydrophone, a venue managed by MAPL, as part of the Festival les Indisciplinées and throughout the territory. Frédéric Carré will consolidate the support of amateur and professional musicians and promote a program of workshops, meetings, training and development in connection with structures of awareness, education and musical training. Finally, it will propose and sustain artistic and cultural actions for youth, people with social difficulties, persons with disabilities or in detention in partnership with the actors of the territory. In addition, it will try to include MAPL in European and international projects.