Totem Contemporain

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Productions Totem Contemporain (PTC) is an artistic organization mainly dedicated to developing, producing and promoting Jean-François Laporte's invented instruments and also is Visual and sound installations work's. In July 2004, a new space was created for the organization, called L'Espace Totem. Since then, it has been used as a workshop and a rehearsal space for the composer and his ensemble. It has also hosted local and foreign artists in residence and acted as a venue for performing artists.

PTC has been involved in many artistic events in the local, national and international scene. In 2008, PTC set up three series of concerts in distinct and well-defined settings. The first one, Totem Danse, highlighted its collection of instruments, used in conjunction with choreographic works. The second, Totem Installation, used the autonomous musical potential of PTC's original instruments. The third, Totems électriques, presented commissioned works by various composers written especially for the instruments.

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