Music beyond cultural borders





“When Le Centre De La Bombe moved from Paris to the South west of France, it discovered many young musicians with a huge desire to know everything about new music. The French music schools are poor in teaching new and contemporary music. In this context, Mathius Shadow-Sky wanted to create an eclectic big orchestra named l'O.E.U.F. (Egg) for l' Orchestre Eclectique Unique de Forgues (Forgues was the village where was located Le Centre De La Bombe in the South of France) with all kinds of musical instruments (from folk, classical, rock, jazz, electronic music, etc.) to perform composers' scores representing an unexpected approach in today’s music: the MU-PA (the Musical Unexpected-Playful Audacities). Then, Le Centre De La Bombe's team, tried to find a conductor to start young musicians' engagement. This project stopped at that time because no conductor wanted to conduct anything but classical music. The time passed, and more and more artists spent time to create music at Le Centre De La Bombe, and the O.E.U.F. project was forgotten. In Autumn 1996 Mathius Shadow-Sky was invited by Maritza Mascarenhas (Brazilian pianist and producer) to go to Brazil. It generated a great enthusiasm among all friends of Le Centre De La Bombe. To celebrate this event, Fabien Duscombs (drummer), Yannick Puybarret (saxophone player and composer) and Pascal Pourré (guitar player) decided - in a Toulouse café at 2 am - to gather all friends' and musicians and to invite Shadow-Sky to conduct the ensemble. For Shadow-Sky it was the most important gift that he had ever received. Pascalina Pica and Donus worked to call everybody who wanted to join this exceptional event. Friends from Spain, England and Germany came especially for this event. The next step was to find a place for the orchestra to perform the symphony, near a place to party after the concert (for Brazil!). Denis Aragon, the Forgues village mayor, proposed to lend the little church near Le Centre De La Bombe. Together they decided to make no advertisement, just to make music for pleasure with friends: "make it just for fun" was the slogan! At this time the orchestra was giving its name: LE BOXON ENSEMBLE which means approximately "making fun together." Mathius Shadow-Sky suggested to everybody to make a rehearsal in the afternoon and perform the concert at seven. At the same time they asked the cook Marie Calbet of Rieumes (another village near Forgues) to prepare the food for fifty friends, and it was Sunday, the day off! At this time nobody knew what kind of music they would play. Shadow-Sky prepared a quick diagram-score for one-hour of playing and showed which gestures of conducting would correspond to desired sound. When they opened the door of the church, many people were waiting for the concert! How did they know about that performance? Shadow-Sky decided to record the concert with the high quality equipment of Le Centre De La Bombe. Well, the Syn-phônê NO1 began! It was marvellous! How, so many musicians from different musical genres could perform so synchronous with the conductor and stick together! Shadow-Sky told me after that he never followed the diagram-score and he had improvised his conducting from the beginning to the end of the symphony! [sic] It was two hours of pure friendship music enjoyment. The recording was produced on CD and given to the musicians of the orchestra to listen to it. Every musician who performed with LE BOXON ENSEMBLE was so surprised to listen to the result because while they were performing nobody heard the entirety of the music, as they were seated in different places in the orchestra. Everybody was so pleased that they decided to release the record and make other concerts always in a fun situation. The next one could be in a swimming pool! Followed, of course, by a party after the concert!”




STARTED in 1996



S T A R T I N G   A P P R O A C H


At each performance, the Trans-Cultural Syn-phônê Orchestra creates a new Syn-phônê. "Syn" means in Old Greek "friendship" and "phone" means "sound" and "phone" may be "fun". The Trans-Cultural Syn-phônê Orchestra is open to everybody, musicians or non-musicians from different styles of music (classical, rock, electronic, world, jazz, techno, hip hop, contemporary, etc.) with her/his passion, with her/his own particular personal technique to perform her/his instruments or voice. This situation creates a particular friendly melting-pot symphonic music. This is the way of the Trans-Cultural Symphony Orchestra: an open music that cannot stay in a classified genre. The orchestra refuses to put the musicians in a serious disposal and refuses this aspect of music. The Trans-Cultural Symphony Orchestra's is a great feeling of freedom and emotion for everyone. Together with all musicians and the audience it is a continuous enjoyment music exploration out of concert established rules. For each Symphony Shadow-Sky creates an instantaneous composition and conducting with particular gestures for each new idea. It is an unexpected dream come to life.





Voici quelques explications de l'anagramme l'O.E.U.F. (EGG), l'orchestre Trans-Cul qui se transforme suivant le contexte commandé :

01. l'Orchestre Espiègle des Urgences Funèbres musique funèbre
02. l'Orchestre des Electeurs Usés par les Factures musique civique
03. l'Orchestre des Ethiopiens des Usines de Forge musique ethno-mécanique
04. l'Orchestre des Escrocs qui Urinent sur la France musique de prison et hôtel de luxe
05. l'Orchestre Erotique Uniquement pour les Femmes musique érotique et féminine
06. l'Orchestre des Erectionistes qui s'Unissent par la Force musique pornophonique
07. l'Orchestre Explosif Utilisé pour les Fêtards musique festive
08. l'Orchestre Enervé des Utopistes qui se Fachent musique révolutionnaire
09. l'Orchestre qui s'Enfile des Univers Formidables musique galactique
10. l'Orchestre qui Extermine les Ulcères Féconds musique médicale (voir aussi "l'artsonique médical")
11. l'Orchestre des Extraterrestres des Univers Futurs musique du futur

pour passer votre commande d'une oeuvre orchestrale avec l'orchestre approprié, contactez Myster Shadow-Sky à e-mail





links - liens
Syn-phônê NO1 le boxon ensemble
Syn-phônê NO2 le beau chaos




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