Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, is pleased to announce the creation of the Maison de la Musique Contemporaine, a fusion of three structures: the Centre de Documentation de la Musique Contemporaine (CDMC) which was chaired by David Jisse who died this summer and to whom the minister wishes to pay tribute, Musique Nouvelle en Liberté (MNL) chaired by Jean-Claude Casadesus and Musique Française d'Aujourd'hui (MFA) chaired by Bruno Messina.
Directed by Estelle Lowry, the Maison de la Musique Contemporaine organized its 1er Board of Directors on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, during which its President, Émilie Delorme, Director of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and its Treasurer, was elected Mathias Auclair, director of the music department of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
The House of Contemporary Music has three main missions.
The first is the enhancement and promotion of contemporary music: based on an innovative documentary policy, the objective is to create a digital center of editorial resources to ensure better visibility to contemporary music and facilitate the accessibility of resources.
The second is the support of professionals, for which the financial aid will be rethought in a system logic. An accompanying policy will also be implemented, based on the sharing of knowledge and experience, documentary resources, advice and training.
The third is mediation and public awareness. Thus, the current Grand Prix Lycéen des Compositeurs is addressed every year to nearly 3000 high school students. Strong of its success, it will be extended to middle school students. The Maison de la Musique Contemporaine will also have to initiate new projects in terms of media policy and awareness raising.
The birth of the House of Contemporary Music is fully in line with the policy pursued by the Ministry of Culture for the benefit of musical creation. It will create a dynamic of networking and promotion of contemporary music.