Stroh Project


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

9 – 9bis, an industrial and musical site which sounds for le Chant des Pavillons

During the European heritage days (19 and 20 september), le Chant des Pavillons performed in a very impressive place. 9 - 9 bis is an old coal mining site which ...
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Théâtrophone – Châtellerault, déc.19

December 2019, Vincent Afchain et Maïa Commère were together at Clément Janequin Conservatory with les 3T-Scène conventionnée de Châtellerault. First experimentations in public ! ...
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sonothèque nomade

La sonothèque nomade : Cornet de route #2

Cornet de route #2 : Arles —july 2019   ...
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VibratO, from Gap to Pennabilli by Bauduen…

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 ...
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Song of the Horns in Amboise (37) – 2019 Tour

A little drizzle and it's another adventure... until next sun rays ! Thanks to Olivier Pain who shared these pictures with us. Facebook: olivierpainreporterphotographe Instagram: olivierpainphotographe   ...
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The Short Story of Audio Recording at La Fête de la Science 2018

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 ...
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sonothèque nomade

La sonothèque nomade : Cornet de route #1

Cornet de route #1 : New York (US) —april 2019   ...
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Spring residency in Poitiers for VibratO

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.   Coproductions : Lieu Multiple - Pôle de Création Numérique de l’Espace ...
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Students of ENSIP take over the work of the ENSIM’s students

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 ...
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