The Ensemble Alternance was founded in 1983 by the flutist Jean-Luc Menet. This modulable group of soloists goals include developing, integrating and exploiting the chock of temporal passages as well as cultural and new instrumental rotations in the vast expanse of music of our time. And then to confront these with works from the distant and near past. Instrumental gestures are thereby renewed and new horizons opened. Consequently, priority is given to premiering works by true creators. Such a new way of envisioning music enables us to hear or re-hear enlightened works by the likes of Boulez, Cage, Ligeti, Crumb, Scelsi, de Pablo, Klaus Huber or todiscover new works by striking young composers such as Philippe Hersant, Philippe Schoeller and Bruno Mantovani.