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KBA#6 est une co-production Drom / La Grande Boutique soutenue par le CNV, l'ADAMI, la SPEDIDAM,

la DRAC Bretagne, la Région Bretagne, et les départements du Finistère, Côtes d'Armor, Morbihan.


A musical vocational training

Founded in 2003, Kreiz Breizh Akademi (KBA) is a musical training program for professionnal-grades musicians willing to obtain the title of «musician of modal music of scholarly and popular tradition ».


The particularity of Kreiz Breizh Akademi lies in the fact that it is based on the transmission of modal music interpreting rules (scale, rhythm, variation) and on Breton music.


The language used in the songs is Breton language in its local variants (like in “kan ha diskan” and “gwerzioù”).


Behind that, the goal of the vocational training is to incitate musicians to practice arrangements and orchestrations, but also to improvise or compose with the influences of modal music from all over the world with their specific features..

Five previous collectives coming from Kreiz Breizh Akademi have already done this creative labour, produced by Drom and supported by the creation center La Grande Boutique in Langonnet, Bretagne.

After Norkst (all instruments), Izhpenn 12 (prioritazing strings and flutes), Elektridal (electrical and brass), Lieskan (voices) et 5ed Round (bowed strings), the sixth collective privileged electronic musics and their application to modal music aesthetic.


Working on reworked tone and electronic transe music, musical themes from south bretagne balance between freshness, poetry and electronic spirit. Specifics acoustics instruments sounds and voices join the keyboard's, pads' and hurdy gurdy's tones. Musical colors of KBA's collective, due to their choice to preserve « blue notes » from popular breton songs, find here an echo in oriental and balkanic actual music



​« Strongs intentions already emerge only after few mounths of meetings. Willing to bet that this experiment will touch multiples auditors generations »”  Erik Marchand

Educational and artistic direction : Erik Marchand supported by Youenn Le Cam

Artistics advisors for KBA#6 : Olivier Sens, Christine Webster, Mehdi Haddab, Skander, Titi Robin, Bojan Z, François Corneloup, Sami Sadak, Shri, Philippe Le Corf, Iyad Haimour, Laurent Clouet, Zeid Hamdan