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PIANO AND CO was created in 2003 by the pianist Nathalie Négro.
In 2021, PIANO AND CO is the first musical company subsidized by the Ministry of Culture in the PACA region to be directed by a woman.
Contemporary creation is the artistic axis around which all its activities are articulated: creation, transmission, diffusion, research and innovation.
Recently, the company has extended its interventions to the accompaniment of artists’ projects.
PIANO AND CO contributes to the valorization of the contemporary repertoire as much as to the renewal of its artistic expression, in particular by the crossing of fields as diverse as the digital, the visual arts, the ancient or traditional music, the urban poetry…
Raising awareness and developing audiences for contemporary music through projects that bring together amateurs and professionals are among the main objectives of the company.
At the same time, PIANO AND CO has a long practice of artistic and cultural actions, whether in schools or universities, with actors in the social, medical or prison fields, for adults, students or priority audiences.
In terms of distribution, the creations are regularly performed on the national live performance network and are on the program of many national stages.
In recent years, PIANO AND CO has been piloting multi-partner European projects on contemporary music, in the form of schemes that systematically include practice (workshops, master classes, etc.), research and dissemination. All of this is strongly supported by new technologies.
In 2017, PIANO AND CO conceived Europe In C supported by Erasmus +. Built around the work of Terry Riley, this project involved conservatories, universities and research centers in Italy, Greece, Germany, Belgium and France.
Currently, PIANO AND CO is developing Musical Bounce Back: Promoting the Role of Women in Music and Connecting for a new Pedagogy, a project whose objective is the valorization of women in music.
Finally, PIANO AND CO is involved in a major research and innovation project on a prototype application for the music education sector.
The only structure in France equipped with the digital transmission system at very high speed: LoLa (Low Latency), PIANO AND CO builds its own projects from this tool that allows rehearsing and playing at a distance without latency.
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Pianiste classique, très tôt Nathalie Négro s’est tournée vers la musique contemporaine et la création, aboutissant à la réalisation de projets pluridisciplinaires impliquant les technologies électroniques et numériques.
En 2003, elle crée PIANO AND CO, structure de production dont la création musicale contemporaine constitue l’axe artistique autour duquel se déploie l’ensemble de ses activités.
Favoring the meeting of musicians of different aesthetics and cultures, she favors the decompartmentalization of genres, as in the case of the slam opera 80 000 000 views or Cross by, a cross between game art and repetitive music or her collaborations with traditional music.
His creations have been presented on various national stages: Opéra de Reims, Théâtre de Mâcon, Théâtre en Dracénie, Bateau Feu de Dunkerque, Tandem Scène Nationale Hippodrome de Douai, Le Phénix de Valencienne Scène Nationale, Conservatoire de Puteaux, Festival de Marseille Danses et Arts multiples… Her career as a pianist also leads her to tour in France and abroad.
The music carries the commitments of this artist, whether it is the visibility of women in music, or the democratization of access to contemporary music, support to the young generation …
Recognized for her mediation skills, she regularly conducts workshops with different audiences such as women in prisons, patients in psychiatric hospitals, migrants in Calais and Grande Synthe, young people from ITEP (Institut Thérapeutique Éducatif et Pédagogiques), schoolchildren.
Elle est également intervenue à l’IEP Sciences-Po Aix-en-Provence, dont elle est artiste associée en 2017.
For several years, Nathalie Négro has initiated European projects, strongly involving young people and bringing together amateur and professional musicians. Europe In C, built around the emblematic work of Terry Riley’s repetitive music, will have federated over 2 years a total of nearly 2000 people including 50 young European musicians.
Currently, she is at the head of a Euro-Mediterranean project, MUSICAL BOUNCE BACK, which mixes creation and pedagogy in order to raise awareness among young people, teachers and the public about the visibility of women in music.
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