ABOUT US

Based in Saint-Michel-sur-Orge in the Parisian region, the Baschet Sound Strucutres Association was founded in 1982. We are still based in “The Barn” at the home of Bernard Baschet.

The original mission of the Association was to expand the educational activities linked to the Baschet Educational Instrumentarium developed during the 1970s.

Since the death of the two artists (François Baschet in 2014 and Bernard Baschet in 2015) our activities have expanded to ensure that their historical legacy lives on and that new generations can develop cultural activities based on their visionary – and sonorous! – work.

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The Baschet Sound Structures Association offers:

SOUND EDUCATION

We work with teachers, psycologists, scientists, students and the general public to better understand sound.

  • Baschet Educational Instrumentarium training for educators
  • Production and maintenance of Baschet Educational Instrumentariums
  • Worskshops with children and people with learning difficulties
  • Training materials developed through our Educational Council
  • Scientific residencies for researchers

CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

We work with composers, musicians, visual artists, dancers, sound designers, choreographers and instrument makers.

  • Sound design workshops
  • Hiring of Baschet Sound Structures
  • Production and maintenance of several of the Baschet Sound Structures
  • Workshops at music festivals
  • Guidance for creations, including with Baschet Educational Instrumentarium

 

LEGACY PRESERVATION

We work with the Baschet heirs to preserve the legacy of the Baschet Brothers, as pioneering artists of the 20th Century.

  • Information about the Baschet brothers’ story, the importance of their work in the history of art and scientific discovery
  • Facilitiating exhibitions of the original Baschet works
  • Restoring the Baschet monuments around the world

 

Also see our brochure:

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Team Members

Pierre Cuffini
Chairperson

Specialist in Baschet pedagogy for over 35 years. Contact for official representation of the Association.

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Claire Collot
Deputy-Chairperson

Deputy to the Chairperson, she can fulfil any of his duties in his absence.

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Helen Raymond
Secretary

In charge of relations with the members and internal organisation. Also oversees the work of the Educational Council.

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Bao Gil
Tresurer

Trustee responsible for ensuring balanced finances.

Frédéric Fradet
Workshop Director

In charge of the building and maintenance of Baschet Sound Structures. He also oversees the sound recording sessions.

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Agathe Hurtig Cadenel
Director of of Administration and Cultural Projects

Responsible for coordination of educational activities with the Instrumentariums of the Association. Also in charge of fund-raising.

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Alain Dumont
Workshop Advisor

Bernard Baschet's former assistant.

Catherine Baschet-Sueur
Trustee

Representative of the Baschet family.

Monique Chassin
Trustee

Local networks advisor and editor.

David Comby
Trustee

Scientific advisor.

Yvette Coquelin
Trustee

Photographer.

François Cuffini
Trustee

Legal advisor.

Claire Monestier
Trustee

Pedagogical advisor.

Céline Poisson
Trustee

Advisor.

Clare Sharkey
Trustee

Communications advisor.

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LEGAL NOTE

The “Association Structures Sonores Baschet” is a registered charity under the French law of 1901 (concerning not-for-profit organisations), considered “general interest”. Our registration number is (RNA) : W913004412 Our Siret number is : 34248479700010. APE : 9001Z

The Baschet Sound Structures are patented instruments protected under intellectual property law. The heirs of the Baschet Brothers artists hold the rights to this intellectual property, as registered at the French ADAGP (Society of Authors in the Graphic and Plastic Arts).

The Baschet Sound Structures Association has an exclusive license with the Baschet brothers estate to build the Cristal Baschet, the Polytimbral Percussion, the Instrumentarium, the Voice Leaf and the Turning Whilster. Any other reproductions are, therefore, liable to legal proceedings.

Click the icon for the official statutes of the Association:

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