In 1900, at the time of the first audio recording trials, the telegraph engineer Augustus Stoh adapted the string instruments equipping them of a mechanical amplification system with a membrane and a horn instead of the sounding box.
A century later, La Fausse Compagnie starts manufacturing these instruments: the Stroh-violin, Stroh-cello and Stroh-bass.
Between 2011 and 2013, a musical performance made for public spaces starts taking shape: Song of the Horns.
This show makes you want to travel in a soft, sensitive, poetic and offbeat world. This creation comes along with artistic encounters and scientific collaborations, which represent the early beginnings of the Stroh project: an initiative to gather artists, technicians and scientists together with a common desire to explore and resonate the Stroh instruments.
STROHLIFE : last news
Work in progress at Châtellerault
December 2019, Vincent Afchain et Maïa Commère were together at Clément Janequin Conservatory with les 3T-Scène conventionnée de Châtellerault.
First experimentations in public ! ...Read More
Cornet de route #2 : Arles —july 2019
The summer has not yet to be started but the VibratO’s tour was already like that : hot temperature, a lot of smiles, some adventures with a rented truck (which ...Read More
A little drizzle and it's another adventure... until next sun rays !
Thanks to Olivier Pain who shared these pictures with us.
Early days of the future creation to come in 2020,
The Short Story was at la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in october 2018.
Vincent Afchain and Maïa Commère began to ...Read More
Cornet de route #1 : New York (US) —april 2019
We spent a month at Espace Mendès France in Poitiers, greeted by le Lieu Multiple.
Tests, writings, drawings, discussions and music…
Back in pictures : hearing experiments and vibration operations.
Lieu Multiple - Pôle de Création Numérique de l’Espace ...Read More
We had the opportunity and the pleasure to involve this year again a team of teachers-researchers and two students in the project with our instruments.
While the first works of François ...Read More
Jérôme Bouvet told us about Sylvain Lafortune, this meeting was one of the first one that we imagined as part of the Stroh Project. That has now been allowed. In ...Read More