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1 September, 2015

JMC Lutherie celebrates its 10th anniversary!

 

You have been in contact with JMC Lutherie in one way or the other... You have been vibrating with the exceptional resonance spruce and enjoyed the sound of the creations of the lutherie of the 21st century... Therefore, we would sincerely like to thank you. Come and celebrate JMC Lutherie’s anniversary with us! Under the signs of simplicity and friendliness, here in the Vallée de Joux, enjoying the ultimate in luxury: time! A day to spend time together, being together and explore the majestic Risoud Forest together.

Program of Friday 11 September 2015

9.00            Welcome with coffee & croissants at the Hotel des Horlogers, Le Brassus

9.30          Walk through the Risoud Forest, on roads, going uphill for
                  2-3 hours and then return, several shorter routes are available,
                  will take place under any weather condition

12.30          Picnic in a spectacular place called La Roche Champion, on the top of
                  the Risoud Forest, spectacular looks over the Jura mountain chain,
                   a mythical place with a rich history

16.00          Return (approx.) 

RSVP by 8 September 2015

Estelle Fehle estelle.fehle@jmclutherie.com T +41 21 845 56 10

 

 

From Sound to Music
It took us 10 years to correctly express our philosophy: anchoring the lutherie in the 21st Century and transforming sound into music. From Sound to Music, the four words that are in the centre of our actions... A singular vision on audio-based music devices revisited by the sensitivity and the expertise of the luthier... or how to touch the soul of the music lover!

 

Sound Tasting
You are cordially invited to experience a “Sound Tasting” by appointment in our showroom or at one of our audio partners. Do not hesitate to book us for a conference on this theme to be given by one of the Founders of JMC Lutherie

24 July, 2015

JMC Lutherie associated in the project MusicMachine 3, undertaken by MB&F et Reuge

JMC Lutherie has been associated in a magnificent project undertaken by MB&F and Reuge, the development of the MusicMachine 3, a futuristic music box featuring an exceptional design.

Not only does the MusicMachine 3 look like a space vessel that has flown in from a more advanced civilisation, but it is also musically avant-garde. The majority of music boxes amplify sound through their wooden cases, much as guitars and violins do. MusicMachine 3 is carefully designed to transmit the musical vibrations from the combs down through the two vertical side wings to its resonance base. This natural timber amplifier was developed by JMC Lutherie.

The soundboard facilitates the transformation of this energy into sound by means of its broad surface area. The board can move a greater volume of air, thus creating a more powerful sound. On MusicMachine 3, energy is transmitted from the vibrating teeth down though the vertical side wings to the resonance base, which not only amplifies the sound, but also underlines the quality of the music.

MusicMachine 3’s innovative base combines 350-year-old resonance spruce with 21st century composite materials such as NomexTM honeycomb Kevlar. 

Maximilian Büsser is therefore proud to present his last creation that looks like something from a galaxy in the far-distant future, but whose origins are ancient and embody profound respect for tradition and innovation.

MusicMachine 3 is issued in a 99-piece limited edition: 33 pieces with a white finish; 33 pieces with a black finish; and 33 pieces with a ‘chrome’ finish.

 

 

7 July, 2015

JMC Lutherie partner of the Menuhin Festival Gstaad

JMC Lutherie is partner of the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad for the second consecutive year. You are warmly welcome on the JMC Lutherie area in the Festival Tent in Gstaad during the weekends from 14th August to 5th September 2015. Find the program here.

3 July, 2015

JMC Lutherie reinforces its position on the Swiss market

You can now enjoy a “Sound-Degustation” close to you in Switzerland.


Enjoy a “Sound-Degustation” and discover the world of the 21st Century Lutherie techniques directly at your audio partner in Switzerland. Here the complete list http://www.jmclutherie.com/en/showrooms

9 November, 2014

The JMC Acoustic Docking Station now also in black and white!

The JMC Acoustic Docking Station is proving a great success
Now also available in black or white

Building on its success, the JMC Acoustic Docking Station with its refined, minimalist design, has become a must-have among fans of music on the move and who are looking for an emotion-filled musical experience. Keen to respond to the enthusiasm generated by this singular object that has become a key part of the collection, the JMC brand offers a new version available in three colours: natural, black and white. In keeping with the initial version, it is made from the exceptional Swiss spruce tonewood and not only ensures remarkable sound amplification but also a warmer, rounder and more accurate sound thanks to a frequency response that is improved by reinforced mediums. The Acoustic Docking Station thereby perpetuates the JMC mission: “From Sound to Music”. Delivered with five interchangeable foam pads, it adapts easily to the most common smartphones. Order now under info@jmclutherie.com or through our partners to secure your gifts for the holiday season.  

 



Reinterpreting lutherie is the daring challenge pursued by JMC Lutherie for the past decade or so. This innovative and avant-garde vision is making subtle inroads into the high-tech audio world, driven by a rare and time-honoured form of expertise along with a history nurtured by the inherent resources of the Vallée de Joux. An atypical brand within a fiercely competitive field, JMC Lutherie is establishing itself as a musical listening alternative offering resolutely different tones. Designed like real musical instruments, JMC creations are richly meaningful in terms of the pure and authentic emotions they stir and nurture.

7 November, 2013

JMC Acoustic Docking Station

 

An harmonious association between tonewood embodying 350 years of life and vibrations, centuries-old lutherie techniques and state-of-the-art technologies.


The JMC Acoustic Docking Station is a base or stand inspired by stringed instrument-making techniques to amplify and enhance the harmony of portable music produced by a smartphone or another small-sized source. The object is made out of resonance spruce from the Risoud Forest, world-renowned for its excellent responsiveness to vibrations. It is delivered in a box with 4 extra foam pads to ensure it can adapt to almost any phone.

The story of this ‘log’ begins in a secret location that shelters an authentic treasure: the ‘green gold’ of the stringed instrument-maker, 350 year-old resonance spruce known as tonewood, which is stored there to dry and stabilise over long years and even decade. This thin plank is intended to create the sounding board of a violin. The JMC Lutherie workshops produce guitars, Soundboards – the loudspeaker made out of tonewood – as well as various resonance bases and stands for striking watches… but no violins! Regular visits to check the piles of wood left to dry sparked the idea of using these quarter-sawn boards to showcase the acoustic and visual beauty of this amazing wood… to the delight of all music lovers. That is why the JMC Acoustic Docking Station is issued in a 350-piece limited edition.

The purpose was to associate the exceptional amplifying and vibratory qualities of resonance spruce with lutherie techniques and the laws of physics. The sound makes its way through a cavity snaking several times around either side of the ‘log’ and gradually flaring out like a trumpet. The result is truly spectacular: more volume, but also greater warmth, roundness and charm.

An iconic object from the JMC workshops single-handedly reflecting the brand’s mission to bring the lutherie art firmly into the 21st century and to transform sound into harmonious music around the world…

To order it, you just need to write us under info@jmclutherie.com. Do not hesitate as it is a limited edition.

The tonewood is quarter-sawn, as can be clearly seen on the side of the JMC Acoustic Docking Station.



Moreover, the JMC Acoustic Docking Station comes with four extra foam pads with variously sized grooves designed to ensure it can adapt to most smartphones and small portable listening devices.




The sound makes its way through a trumpet-shaped corridor. The presentation shows the material that has been removed to hollow out the docking station.



The object bears the following printed inscription: “L’épicéa de résonance, c’est le coeur d’un arbre qui parle au coeur d’un home.” which means “Resonance spruce is the heart of a tree speaking to the heart of a man.”

 

30 April, 2013

The Soundboard in colors


Standard colours, reproductions on request like here with Lorenzo Pellegrini or collection of Marc J. Pasini.

Please feel free to visit the new Label Suisse Passion web site.
www.labelsuissepassion.ch

18 November, 2012

Transform noise or sound harmoniously into music!

At JMC Lutherie, we believe that music brings lot of happiness, color and warmth to live and this is why we put all our efforts so that we can listen and « taste » music on a musical instrument … Please feel free to aks for an offer.



The year 2012 was very rich with…

Hublot Collaboration



Large Press Review
 



Active Resonance Division

20 June, 2012

Hublot and JMC Lutherie launch the Soundboard All Black !

   
When Hublot and JMC Lutherie make beautiful music resonate together

Or when fusion inspires a Swiss luthier to join forces with a Swiss watchmaker

Hublot and JMC Lutherie have joined forces to launch a special series known as "Soundboard JMC All Black". For the first time, this soundboard, which offers exceptional, unique sound quality, is combining the high tech materials Nomex
ä and carbon with famed 350-year old Swiss spruce resonance wood.

The Swiss company JMC Lutherie, based in Vallée de Joux, inventor of the famous Soundboard, the spruce resonance wood speaker, has created a special series for Hublot which integrates woven carbon fibre and Nomex
ä honeycomb. The combination of a precious material such as 350-year old Swiss spruce tonewood harvested in the Vallée de Joux by the renowned tree feller with composite materials provides both beauty of sound and a high level of technical expertise.

This speaker, or rather, this work of art or even acoustic sculpture, allows music to be heard and felt at virtually the same volume across the entire open space thanks to its omnidirectional plane wave, just like a musical instrument. In fact, it is actually the membrane of the spruce tonewood starting to vibrate which literally "plays" the music, giving a real feeling of being at a concert or having musicians in the room. A base has been specially designed to facilitate installation and export to all countries.

This tonewood speaker combines the tradition of centuries-old traditional lute-making techniques and the latest audio technologies, validated at the EPFL technical university and the HEIG-VD engineering school. The result is perfectly in line with the concept of fusion which is so dear to Hublot.

Created at the request of Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot, it will enthral all enthusiasts and lovers of fine objects. With Hublot, Swiss spruce resonant wood shall resonate in the four corners of the world.

 




Press Contacts

JMC Lutherie SA
Céline Renaud
Director and Founder
PO Box 42
1348 Le Brassus / Switzerland
T +41 21 845 56 10
F +41 21 845 56 30
M +41 79 312 02 65
celine.renaud@jmclutherie.com
www.jmclutherie.com 

Hublot SA
Marine Lemonnier Brennan
International PR Manager
Chemin de la Vuarpillière 33
Case postale 2464
1260 Nyon 2 / Switzerland
T +41 22 990 99 83
M +41 79 389 67 62
www.hublot.com
M.Lemonnier@hublot.ch

30 May, 2012

A tous les mélomanes - les RICHVJ, un rendez-vous unique à ne pas manquer !

 

Les Rencontres Internationales des Chœurs d’Hommes Vallée de Joux RICHVJ, c’est dans moins d’un mois ! Avez-vous déjà votre place ?

Une programmation sublime avec des chœurs prodigieux pour cette 3ème édition des Rencontres Internationales des Chœurs d’Hommes RICHVJ organisée par la Chorale du Brassus. Cette nouvelle édition des RICHVJ aura lieu à la Vallée de Joux les 15, 16 et 17 juin 2012.

Le programme 2012 est tout simplement splendide et ce sont les chœurs magnifiques russes, croates, allemands, italiens et basques qui nous feront le plaisir de présenter leur répertoire très varié durant 3 jours. Outre le fait de passer des journées mémorables et riches en émotion avec une très forte affluence, le but est également de dépoussiérer l’image un peu trop ancienne ou trop folklorique de l’art choral masculin.

 



« Un homme qui chante est un homme heureux » nous répète Roger Guignard, choriste et journaliste. C’est ce que nous verrons et il est clair que ce bonheur sera transmis à un public venu en nombre de Suisse romande, de Suisse allemande et de France voisine. Alors faites passer le message !

Informations
Visiter le site web www.richvj.ch ou suivez-les sur Facebook http://www.facebook.com/richvj.choeursdhommes

Réservations
Vallée de Joux Tourisme T +41 21 845 77 17 ou www.myvalleedejoux.ch

Forfait spécial Hôtel Les Horlogers Le Brassus
http://www.leshorlogers.ch/PAGES/FORFAITS.ASP


Chœurs présents
- La Chorale du Brassus / Suisse
- Klapa Vestibul de Split / Croatie
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Chœur d’hommes de l’Académie d’Etat Pédagogique de Carélie - Russie
- Otxote Lurra du Pays-Basque / France
- amarcord d’Allemagne
- La Rupe d’Italie
Programme complet ici

Ecoutez l’interview du comité des RICHVJ sur Espace 2 dans l’émission « Chant libre » du 27 mai 2012 à 19 heures avec Jean-Pierre Amann. Site de l’émission