moulin a ouir

le moulin à ouïr

the « moulin à ouïr » is an electronic music instrument conceived by alexis baskind, denis charolles and elsa biston for the “musiques à ouïr” music company. It’s a tool for music creation for stage performances, teaching (improvisation workshops) and sound installations for the wide public.

the « moulin à ouïr » relies on the idea of “sonic cartography”, i.e. the interconnection between space and sound, relation to volumes, gestures as well as sonic events that arise from them.

the sound material which is being used is either priorly composed, or provided in real-time by the performer-improviser.

by permitting the simultaneous and/or consecutive use of many performance modes and thanks to the possibility of handling musical transitions between them, the « moulin à ouïr » is at once an improvisation, composition and performing tool.

=> more information (in french) on the musiques à ouïr’s website

some projects in which the moulin à ouïr has been used:


. solo pas solo, with denis charolles and elsa biston/alexis baskind.
. electronic mamies
. l’enfant et les sortilèges, based on maurice ravel’s piece


educational projects

. conservatoire à rayonnement régional de rouen, 2010
. conservatoire à rayonnement régional de brive-la-gaillarde, 2011
. dynamo de banlieues bleues (in collaboration with primary schools of the city of Pantin), 2012
. conservatoire à rayonnement régional d’aubervilliers-la-courneuve, 2013-2014


sound installations

. dynamo de banlieues bleues, 2012
. « au fil du canal”, in collaboration with christine groult and marco marini, théâtre au fil de l’eau, pantin, 2012