The 17 haikus we’ve produced over the last 3 years have given us the opportunity to meet a wide range of artists and collaborate with a wide range of venues. This format has proved its worth, and we hope to continue it over the next 3 years.

For each encounter, a haiku in the form of short texts, a few words, short musical themes or other imaginary links will be proposed to the audience. A light musical form, in duo or trio, the starting point for creating the conditions for artistic encounters with young or established musicians from our region.



2021 / 2023



Born in Japan at the end of the 17th century, the haiku is a short, extremely brief poem designed to express and celebrate the evanescence of things. We imagine light musical encounters, staged over a short period of time (1 or 2 days of rehearsal, leading to 1 or 2 concerts).

In a variety of venues – not necessarily concert halls – places for sharing, associations, meeting places, gardens, courtyards, houses or flats. The various partnerships should be seen as an integral and structural part of our Haïku project.

Small original pieces at each concert, with specific work on improvisation that these artists have each developed in their own way. At the end of the first phase of the project, and after an assessment of what has been created, we will have a vision for a synthetic project that could take the form of a more substantial orchestra, with the most committed personalities we have met…

We see this imaginary link as an invitation to the artists, but also as a gateway for “neophyte” listeners who may have few references or little experience of improvised music and jazz.

Increasing the number of encounters, offering time for exchange and openness. We want La Forge to be a place where people can share in these new moments.