Roue libre

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Roue Libre is a musical project by composer Maël Bailly and the contemporary music ensemble 2e2m. The aim is to use sound to celebrate the festive, joyful, noisy and industrious nature of the bicycle. Three 'solo' bicycles mounted on workshop stands are played by three percussionists, and are used as first-rate musical instruments. The clicking of derailleurs, the tinkling of spokes, the screeching of objects on spinning rims, and the melodies of tools falling to the concrete floor are all part of the sound universe in this original piece.


Duration / 0 h 30

Coproduced by 2e2m/CNSMDP (SACRe), in partnership with the Roues libres association (Charenton), Mieux se déplacer à bicyclette (MDB) and Olympiade culturelle. This season 2e2m is supported by Ernst von Siemens Foundation.
With the support of the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Île-de-France - Ministère de la Culture, Spedidam and MMC. 

The mission of the Maison de la Musique Contemporaine (MMC) is to showcase and promote contemporary music, provide support for professionals and promote and educate the public.

Maël Bailly


for guitar and viola

1e interlude

viola and percussion

2e interlude

for viola and Jew's harp

3e interlude

for viola and flute

Roue libre • création mondiale

for flute, clarinet, harp, cello, 3 percussion instruments, 4 guitars

Léo Margue, conductor

Jean-Philippe Grometto, flute

Véronique Fèvre, clarinet

Marion Lénart, harpe

Clément Delmas, Miguel Gregori et Andy Rakotonanahary, percussions

Violaine Willem, viola

David Simpson, cello

Rémi Guirimand, Bastien Mouly, Camille Peron et Marcus Forster, guitars


Friday 17 may 2024 / Charenton-le-Pont / 17 h 30

Association Roues Libres

84 Quai des Carrières

94220 Charenton-le-Pont




Friday 17 may 2024 / Champigny-sur-Marne / 20 h 30

Conservatoire Olivier-Messiaen

4 rue Proudhon

94500 Champigny-sur-Marne

RER E Les Boullereaux / Champigny




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