PdS Lab

Each year, several sessions of musical research are organized on the premises of the ensemble, in collaboration with a composer.

True laboratories, these days represent privileged moments for our artists and the guest composer. They allow them to develop their skills, to test new sound materials or new tools outside of any public programming. Interpreters and creators can thus feed off each other through frequent round trips during a time reserved for discovery.

After the work carried out around the Light Wall System during the PdSLaB#0 developed in December 2017, les Percussions de Strasbourg have started to open the doors of the sessions to a few students from music schools and other audiences several times a year.


  • PdSLab#0 – Jean Geoffroy and the Light Wall System
  • PdSLaB#1 – Carmine Emanuele Cella and her augmented instrument
  • PdSLaB#2 – Philippe Manoury around the Sixxen
  • PdSLaB#3 – Hugues Dufourt around continuous sounds in Percussion
  • PdSLaB#4 – Gabriel Sivak on the theme of printing
  • PdSLaB#5 – Sébastien Béranger around MusineKit 2019, in partnership with the Muse en Circuit (Centre National de Création Musicale).
  • PdSLaB#6 – Maurilio Cacciatore for the development of his vibrating wand
  • PdSLaB#7 – Naoki Sakata for the research around her new composition
  • PdSLaB#8 – Michaël Levinas / Les Invariants (18 Oct 2019)
  • PdSLaB#9 – Dominique Delahoche / Vèmes (9 Jan 2020)
  • PdSLaB#10 – Michelangelo Lupone / A corps perdu (26 Oct 2020)
  • PdSLaB#11 – Agata Zubel / Spray (4 June 2022)
  • PdSLaB#12 – Yijoo Hwang / Désordre (19 Sep 2022)
  • PdSLaB#13 – Yang Song / Ombres (20 Sep 2022)
  • PdSLaB#14 – Noémie Ettlin / Banquise

Research residency in 2023 and 2024: TrajectoryZ with Zeno van den Broek