The musical instruments we create are the means by which we do sound and music research and creation, the core of Productions Totem Contemporain’s mission.

Since 1998, Jean-François Laporte invented more then instruments, finding rich sound qualities in everyday objects not usually associated with music. Each instrument has a unique sound, usually made either by the movement of air or percussion effects.

The creative drive behind the design of a new instrument always starts with sound. Trying to create a defined sound, Jean-François Laporte experiments with various objects until he reaches his goal. Over the years, our instruments have been central to more than 100 new works.