Europa Meta Orchestra
A new ensemble based in Montpellier and deeply rooted in the contemporary world, dedicated to the dissemination of the repertoire and to musical creation.
“A meta-orchestra (meta = beyond, after, with) open to “classical” instruments, laptop players as well as augmented/new instruments: amplified, audio treatment, modified toys—in a world open to any kind of electroacoustic process…”
Born from the desire to create a European orchestra deeply rooted in contemporary musical practices in a broad sense, Europa Meta-Orchestra (E.M.O.) is the meeting of internationally renowned groups, solo artists and other institutions.
The prefix “meta” (meta) comes from the ancient Greek (μετά). It expresses, at the same time, reflection, change, going beyond, beside, between or with. It can also be equivalent to the meaning of deep, high or large.
Europa Meta-Orchestra defends both existing repertoire and the creation of new works. It is thus formed of musicians with diverse and plural origins: classical instrumentalists, composers, acoustic and electronic improvisers, developers and performers of digital and/or analogue instruments and so on. E.M.O. is an orchestra qualified to play a wide selection of current repertoire while maintaining a unique aesthetic and musical identity that clearly distinguishes it from other orchestras.