The Antoine de Saint-Exupéry secondary school, in rural Brittany, has 455 students and a class for school inclusion (ULIS). The school population is far from sites of artistic diffusion and creation. Included in the establishment’s project, this twinning must allow for an artistic and cultural opening to all the school’s pupils thanks to the setting up of a federating project facilitating the heterogenization of classes. It lies within the student’s individual career and favours academic success of all.

For several years now, the Ensemble Sillages, specializing in the performance of contemporary works and dissemination of the repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries, has been carrying out educational projects in Brittany, especially in Brest, with the town’s Conservatory of Music, Dance and Theatre and primary and secondary schools.

Through varied artistic practices and access to works from the 20th- and 21st-century repertoire, meetings with students are organized throughout the year in several workshops:
Words and Sounds: Work on rhythm and sound starting from texts by Georges Aperghis, John Cage, Jacques Rebotier, Jacques Roubaud... Setting for voice, musicalization and transformation of texts using the parameters of sound (pitch, intensity, rhythm, melody…).
Sound Sculptors: In visual arts class, approach and creation of graphic scores based on scores by Cage, Berberian, Berio…
Unofficial Instrument Building: In technology class, making musical instruments using salvaged materials or everyday objects. This workshop will allow for bringing out the acoustic qualities of a material or an object. In the musical education class, these instruments will be used for personal creations.
Contemporary Dance and Music: In the physical education class, choreographic work with a contemporary dancer accompanied by a musician. It will also be possible to work on corporal percussion, the use of space by dance, stage design, dance/music/video relations (in connection with technology teachers).

Artistic teaching, musical education and visual arts are called upon in the first place, although the project will also include other fields of teaching.
The project spans a three-year period, its goal being to concern all students in the school and open up to other disciplines, especially living languages and sciences.

This project receives a specific subsidy from the Finistère Departmental Council.