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4 October, 2016

‘Sound Tasting’ in the Vallée de Joux on Wednesday 19 October 2016

JMC Lutherie is a proud partner of the Europarc, the European Conference of nature parks which will take place in the Vallée de Joux from 18 to 22 October 2016. One of the highlights is the ‘Fête des Habitants’, the inhabitants’ party, which is unique and joyful. You are warmly invited to enjoy a special ‘Sound Tasting’ at the Centre Sportif de la Vallée de Joux on Wednesday 19 October 2016 at 7:30pm to discover the secrets of the 21st century Lutherie techniques.

This 'Sound Tasting' will be in French. 

Venez célébrer une « Dégustation de son » de JMC Lutherie

Mercredi 19 octobre 2016 au Centre Sportif de la Vallée de Joux

Vous êtes cordialement invités à venir découvrir l’univers magique de la lutherie du 21ème siècle ainsi que les dernières créations de JMC Lutherie, dont le Soundboard JMC, le haut-parleur en épicéa de résonance, l’Acoustic Docking Station JMC et le Nomade JMC. Conçus comme de véritables instruments de musique, ils offrent une expérience musicale unique et émotionnelle qui souligne la philosophie de la marque : transformer le son en musique.

JMC Lutherie est ravie d’être partenaire officiel de la conférence Europarc 2016 et d’organiser une « Dégustation de son » spéciale à l’occasion de la Fête des Habitants.

Programme 

18h15 Partie officielle et apéritif
19h30 « Dégustation de son » par Céline Renaud, Directrice et Fondatrice de JMC Lutherie
20h30 Fin de la « Dégustation de son »

Informations et réservation
JMC Lutherie SA
Route de France 6
1348 Le Brassus
T +41 21 845 56 10
info@jmclutherie.com
www.jmclutherie.com

Au plaisir de vous accueillir

19 August, 2016

JMC Lutherie Partner of Europarc

JMC Lutherie is very proud that the European conference Europarc 2016 will take place in the Vallée de Joux from 18 till 22 October 2016. As we have a long collaboration history with the organizer, the Parc Jura Vaudois, we are honoured to be partner of this conference. JMC Lutherie will participate with the JMC Soundboard to create a harmonious and unforgettable sound experience and will perform several ‘Sound Tastings’ for more than 400 delegates from 30 countries and for the partners and local visitors. 

Find out everything about Europarc

13 July, 2016

Join JMC Lutherie for one of its famous discovery days

There is no better way of getting to know the Lutherie of the 21st century by joining JMC Lutherie during one of the discovery days. These exceptional events can be joined by a limited group of visitors. The company based in the Vallée de Joux decided to open the program for the public on the following days only:

  •           Tuesday 16 August 2016 - in German
  •           Monday 5 September 2016 - in German
  •           Tuesday 13 September 2016 - in French
  •           Tuesday 27 September 2016 - in German
  •           Monday 3 October 2016 - in French

During the discovery days, the participants will firstly attend a special ‘Sound Tasting’ by CEO and Founder Céline Renaud. She will invite the audience to experience an emotional and musical journey and will get a true feeling how sound transforms into music.

After a lovely lunch in one of the typical local restaurants or alpine chalets, the tour continues with a visit of the JMC Lutherie’s workshop where inventor Jeanmichel Capt will reveal its secrets of the Lutherie of the 21st century. The next stop is the Risoud Forest, home of the resonance spruce.

The program of the discovery days is as follows *:

  9.30am Welcome at JMC Lutherie’s Showroom, Route de France 6, 1348 Le Brassus
10.00am ‘Sound Tasting’ by Céline Renaud, Founder and CEO of JMC Lutherie
11.00am Aperitif and Lunch
  1.30pm Visit of the JMC Lutherie’s workshop by Jeanmichel Capt, founder and luthier
  2.30pm Visit of the Risoud Forest, home of the resonance spruce
  3.30pm app. End

* Program subject to change because of weather conditions

The price of this emotional and musical journey in the Vallée de Joux, valley of Haute Horlogerie and resonance spruce, is CHF 140,- (including lunch and beverages).

It is possible to combine one of these discovery days with other activities in the Vallée de Joux, such as the Watch Museum Espace Horlogers or Observatory Astroval.

To book you place at one of these discovery days, please contact JMC Lutherie by email (info@jmclutherie.com) or telephone (+41 21 845 56 10). The number of participants per discovery day is limited and on first come first serve base.

27 May, 2016

Join the Vallée de Joux for the RICHVJ and a 'Sound Tasting' at JMC Lutherie

The Rencontres Internationales de Chœurs d'Hommes (RICHVJ) will take place in the Vallée de Joux from 17-19 June 2016. Join us at this exceptional event where the best men's choirs perform and take advantage of one of the special JMC Lutherie's 'Sound Tastings' on Sunday 19 June 2016.

Program Sunday 19 June 2016 

Morning

10:30am               Welcome at JMC Lutherie’s Showroom, Route de France 6, 1348 Le Brassus
10.45am               ‘Sound Tasting’ by Céline Renaud, Co-Founder and CEO of JMC Lutherie
11.45am               Aperitif

Afternoon

2:30pm                Welcome at JMC Lutherie’s Showroom, Route de France 6, 1348 Le Brassus
2.45pm                ‘Sound Tasting’ by Céline Renaud, Co-Founder and CEO of JMC Lutherie
3.45pm                Refreshments

Concerts of the Rencontres Internationales de Chœurs d'Hommes are scheduled on Friday 17 June 2016 at 7pm (by invitation only), Saturday 18 June 2016 from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday 19 June 2016 at 5pm.

People interested in joining one of the ‘Sound Tastings’ are kindly requested to announce their participation by email at info@jmclutherie.com. JMC Lutherie will also be able to assist in case tickets for the RICHVJ are still needed.

 

 

17 May, 2016

JMC Lutherie transforms sound into music

Sound and music: what a difference it makes. On a normal day, we hear different sounds coming from everywhere. Unfortunately, we rarely get to experience music in the best possible. Jeanmichel Capt, luthier and Co-Founder of JMC Lutherie, successfully took on the challenge to transform sound into music by creating the JMC Soundboard, the JMC Nomade and the JMC Acoustic Docking Station. They are all true authentic musical instruments giving a more enjoyable way of listening.

The metallic sound coming from smartphones and other mobile devices or the calculated mastered loudspeakers are considered as music, but why it isn’t possible to create a more natural and emotional listening experience. How to turn this into music, was the question Jeanmichel Capt asked himself. He achieved this by associating 350 year-old resonance spruce, authentic lutherie or string instrument building techniques and contemporary audio technology. The result is amazing: truly exceptional loudspeakers that provide an unforgettable and unique experience.

As the music is literally played on an authentic musical instrument, the perception of the instruments and voices gives the listeners an impression that the musicians are actually in the same room. While with traditional loudspeakers several sources are used to create the listening experience, only the membrane of this single stereophonic JMC Soundboard has the capability to convey the three-dimensional nature of music.

‘The JMC Soundboard offers a free, authentic and revitalizing experience’, says Céline Renaud, Co-Founder and CEO of JMC Lutherie. ‘When listening to music using multiple sources, our brain needs to reassemble the output and calculate. Although we are used to this, it fatigues us, even unconsciously. This process doesn’t happen with the JMC Soundboard. Good quality speakers can be transparent, but they simply cannot create a live music experience as the tonewood does.’

‘The wood coming for the Risoud Forest is like gold for us’, stated Jeanmichel Capt. ‘Listening to the JMC Soundboard, JMC Nomade or JMC Acoustic Docking Station is enjoying music played on a musical instrument made out of tonewood that’s 350 years old is an emotional experience. The resonance spruce is the heart of the tree that speaks to the human soul.’

5 April, 2016

JMC Lutherie expands its activities to six European countries

The JMC Soundboard is now available in France, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and Luxemburg.

JMC Lutherie is pleased to announce the expansion of its sales network to six European countries: France, Germany Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and Luxemburg. Music lover are now able to obtain JMC Lutherie’s creations like the JMC Soundboard, the loudspeaker made out of tonewood, as well as the JMC Nomade and the JMC Acoustic Docking Station through several stores in these countries. The company based in the Vallée de Joux started this internationalization process last year, when it found an agreement with distributor JB House in Hong Kong.

‘After the consolidation of our Swiss network with almost 40 retailers representing our brand, we worked expanding internationally’, JMC Lutherie’s CEO Céline Renaud stated. ‘After opening Hong Kong to cover South East Asia, we are now represented in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Dornbirn, Austria. France, Belgium and Luxemburg will follow by the end of April, together with Germany. When this process has been terminated, we will focus on Italy and the Nordic Countries, as well as the USA.’

Piano Services Bart Boogaard in Amsterdam, Netherlands is now fully equipped with the JMC Lutherie objects. Located in the city center of the Dutch capital, it is a unique place for the creation of the lutherie of the 21st century. To present the JMC Soundboard, ‘Sound Tastings’ are scheduled in Netherlands on 21, 22 and 24 May 2016.

In France, JMC Lutherie partnered with L’AudioDistribution, a company specialized in high quality audio brands for almost 40 years. This distributor will also represent JMC Lutherie in Belgium and Luxemburg. JMC Lutherie appointed Kreil in Dornbirn as the first retailer in Austria earlier this year.

The network expansion comes at the same time with the next production stage of the JMC Nomade, released at the end of 2015. This portable Bluetooth loudspeaker is created as a musical instrument and associates the best of the traditional lutherie techniques and the modern technology. The new series of JMC Nomade, an independent battery operated sound system, is available now and perfectly reflects the brand philosophy of JMC Lutherie: transforming sound into music.

7 March, 2016

Sol Gabetta: ‘JMC Lutherie reinvented the way of listening to music’

JMC Lutherie recently nominated the famous musician Sol Gabetta as its new ambassador. The cellist partners with the Swiss company that transforms sound into music through the JMC Soundboard and the other products created with the art of the 21st century Lutherie techniques.  ‘With the JMC Soundboard, JMC Lutherie reinvented the way of listening to music’, is the reaction of Sol Gabetta.

Sol Gabetta first experienced the JMC Soundboard on the occasion of one of her performances at the famous Menuhin Festival in Gstaad. She was introduced to the loudspeaker made out of tonewood by JMC Lutherie’s CEO and Founder Céline Renaud, when she participated in a private ‘Sound Tasting’. ‘Listening to the JMC Soundboard performing my favorite music is an extremely emotional experience’, was Sol Gabetta’s comment.

And emotion plays a key role in the life of the 34-years old cellist who performs on the best-known classical music scenes all around the world. Music is emotion, or even more precise, music equals emotion, according to Sol Gabetta. It is therefore no surprise that she is extremely driven when she speaks about music, her passion.

‘Music and emotion speak the same language’, says Sol Gabetta. ‘Without emotion sound or noise will never turn into music. Nowadays people take music, sound or noise in the wrong perception, especially because it is everywhere. People say quickly that a singing bird makes noise, but it is actually music.’

‘Music is like reading a book’, continues Sol Gabetta. ‘You need some tools to understand it, and you need to hear it over and over again to extract more details every time you hear it. Music can therefore be very complex and complicated, and you need to have some sensibility to completely explore it.’

Speaking about the JMC Soundboard, the flagship product of JMC Lutherie, Sol Gabetta is very enthusiastic. ‘It is amazing to see that someone is able to develop a loudspeaker with just a piece of wood and creates a natural element that transforms sound into music. This is an idealistic and futurist idea that changes the way of listening to music. The 70’s and 80’s were the years where technology improved. Now we are in the era that people go back to the source and the nature.’

 ‘I have more contact with wood than with people, as I play my cello hours and hours every day’, jokes Sol Gabetta. ‘Wood is a living element and I find it magical how a piece of wood can perform music in such an emotional way as the JMC Soundboard does. I love the philosophy of JMC Lutherie, turning sound into music. It adds emotion to what you are listening, thanks to the idealistic ideas of JMC Lutherie.’

3 February, 2016

JMC Lutherie launches its own YouTube channel

JMC Lutherie is pleased to announce the launch of its own YouTube channel. Visitors of this dedicated channel are now able to discover the magical universe of the lutherie of the 21st century and its creations the JMC Soundboard, the loudspeaker made out of tonewood, the JMC Acoustic Docking Station and the recently launched JMC Nomade through almost 50 special videos.

To access the JMC Lutherie YouTube channel, click here.

9 December, 2015

The best songs for your JMC Nomade and JMC Acoustic Docking Station

JMC Lutherie is pleased to share with you the songs our team loves to hear on the JMC Nomade or JMC Acoustic Docking Station. From Otis Redding's '(Sittin' on) the dock of the bay' via ‘The Four Seasons’ of Vivaldi to Louis Armstrong's 'Nobody knows', we have selected a number of songs you can easily download from iTunes or any other platform.

JMC Nomade

Artist / Composer  - Title

4 Non Blondes – What's Up
Adele – Hello
Ayo – Down on my Knees
Barbara – L'aigle noir
Bob Dylan – Blowin' in the Wind
Bruce Springsteen – Streets of Philadelphia
Coldplay – Paradise
Dire Straits – You and your Friend
Edoardo Bennato – L'isola Che Non C'e
Isabelle Boulay – Jolie Louise
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole – Over the Rainbow
Jacques Brel – Ces Gens-Là
Madonna – Ghosttown
Nena – 99 Luftballons
Otis Redding – (Stittin' on) The Dock of the Bay
Pink Floyd – The Wall
Queen – I want to break free
Robbie Williams – Candy
Terrance Trent D'Arby – Sign your Name
The Beatles – Let it Be
The Cure – Lullaby
Tina Turner – Two People
Lang Lang / Chopin – 12 Etudes, Op. 10 No. 3 in E Major
Michel Schwalbé, Eberhard Finke, Horst Gobel, Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker / Vivaldi – The four Seasons
Natalie Dessay / Delibes  – Lakmé, Act 2: 'Ou va la jeune Hindoue

JMC Acoustic Docking Station

Artist / Composer  - Title

Bastian Baker – Hallelujah
Bee Gees – Stayin' Alive
Beyoncé – If I were a Boy
Bryan Adams – (Everything I do) I do it for you
Celtic – The Irish Washerwoman
Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
Ella Fitzgerald – Night and Day
Gianmaria Testa – Nuovo
Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene, Pt. 4
John Lennon – Imagine
Johnny Hallyday – Je te promets
Little Richard – Tutti Frutti
Lou Reed – Walk on the wild side
Louis Armstrong – Nobody knows
Patricia Kaas – Il me dit que je suis belle
Pharrell Williams – Happy
REM – Losing my Religion
Rolling Stones – Angie
Sinead O'Connor – Nothing compares 2 U
Solomon Burke – Cry to Me
Tracy Chapman – Talkin' bout a Revolution
U2 – One
Elly Ameling & Dalton Baldwin / Schubert – Ave Maria
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Mozart – Symphony No. 29 in a Major K. 201
St.Petersburg Chamber Choir / Rachmaninoo – Lithurgy of St John Chrysostom Op 31

26 September, 2015

JMC Nomade - Do you like to be free to listen to your music?

Transportable Bluetooth loudspeaker using lutherie techniques of the 21st century
  

The JMC Nomade loudspeaker is a veritable musical instrument, the tonality of which can be attributed to the Risoud Forest thanks to the use of resonance spruce, which serves as an acoustic horn. Its wonderfully streamlined, elegant aesthetics highlight the use of another local wood in the form of Swiss walnut, while its overall visual appeal will undoubtedly result in it becoming a permanent fixture in many cases. The JMC Nomade is an independent battery operated sound system which connects through Bluetooth to any suitably equipped transmitter such as a smartphone, computer or tablet.
With its rectangular shape, combining straight lines on the walnut section with a charming curve on the acoustic horn, the JMC Nomade has its own unique, easily recognisable style. Added to this highly particular look is the equally appealing secret aspect of its sound characteristic of all items made by JMC Lutherie.

The JMC Nomade will be available at most of our audio retailers. This new object of the JMC Lutherie collection is already successful. You may already reserve it from now on for a unique gift for instance at
info@jmclutherie.com.

More information under JMC Nomade