Musique Acoustique Machine and its two co-founders, Viviane Arnoux and François Michaud, have strived, since the creation of their first multidisciplinary projects, to address all audiences, with the aim of initiating and transmitting music in all its forms. Very present at the level of cultural action, they distill their educational collaborations in educational and social establishments for audiences of all ages.

The Cheval Rouge association – also the title of the album which marked the artistic meeting of Viviane Arnoux and François Michaud – was created in the fall of 2006 to provide a legal framework for the activities of Musique Acoustique Machine, an artistic project developed by the two musicians since 1992.

Musique Acoustique Machine then enlisted the help of numerous artists to explore new paths and break down the arbitrary barriers between music genres.

Whether within their own projects or as guestsof other projects, the list of accomplices of Viviane Arnoux and François Michaud reveals their undeniable and deep attraction for improbable encounters accross languages: the accordionists François Parisi and Raynald Ouellet (Canada), Frenco-New Yorker artist-sound engineer Fab Dupont, vibraphonist-drummer-human beatboxer Touski, human beatboxer-vocalist Paul Vignes, Japanese singers Sam, Sachiko Kaiyama and Sakura, cellist Alain Grange, percussionists Xavier Desandre-Navarre and Mohanad Aljaramani (Syria), Quebec dancer Pierre Chartrand, circus family Desmaroux-Zindovic, graphic designers and vjays Olivier Clausse, Julien Appert and Thierry Wilmort, actresses Céline Caussimon, Pauline Borras and Odile Schmitt, short story writer Gennaro… have all taken, alongside Musique Acoustique Machine, the paths of shared pleasure and contributed, each in their own way, to the richness of their universe.

The major objective of M.A.M. is to meet the widest possible audience, artists having always been concerned with the question of the transmission and impact of their artistic discourse. Creation, dissemination and cultural action are therefore closely intertwined in the design of its projects. The good balance between local anchoring and national-international influence also meets this priority.