Mécanique Vivante

« To go where the hand of man has never set foot» is Mécanique Vivante‘s motto.

Since 1989, Mécanique Vivante has made dream machines that travel the globe.
The company is on a permanent quest for artistic invention and technological innovation, looking for new ways to fill the audience with wonder and joy. The road has been long and sinuous, rich with encounters and experience. In the huge factory and workshops nestled in the Cevennes mountains in the south of France, the company creates its hybrid machines and shows that associate the worlds of art and technology.

Amongst their flagship projects, a new musical instrument, the musical siren. This project bridges 19th century invention and 21st century technology, and has resulted in the creation of a unique, seven-piece, polyphonic Siren Orchestra.