Since 2005, ALEA (a French word for haps of life) has supported musical creation, as it first started to produce Pierre de Bethmann’s projects, under Olivier de Bethmann and Jean-Noël Relier’s generous supervision.
It has produced lots of concerts, four major artistic residencies (including a current two year program for the Theatre de Saint-Quentin en Yvelines), nine musical recordings, and many videos.
It has hired more than fifty musicians, has teamed with more than twenty regular partners (sound engineers, recording studios, instrument makers, backliners, graphic designers, photographers, video makers, record labels, distributors, promotion and booking agencies, artistic federations, collective rights management companies), and has dealt with countless concert organizers throughout France and Europe.
In 2015 ALEA moved up to a label, and since then has released Pierre de Bethmann’s both trio albums (Essais / Vol 1 & 2), Medium Ensemble albums (Sisyphe, Exo, and Todhe Todhe), special project Shifters, and will release Essais / Vol 3 & 4 in 2020.
(Sunside 2020 / Etape 2)
+ David El-Malek (ts)