Muzzix is a collective composed of 30 musicians, based in Lille (northern France) and active since the end of the nineties (initially as two structures, le crime et Circum). Its musical universe goes from contemporary jazz to experimental and improvised music, performed in many various ways, from solo to full orchestras, from concerts to installations or performances.
The global project of Muzzix is to create the conditions of production and distribution for creations that explore contemporary musical and sound languages, while always favouring an approach of experimentation. Nowadays, more than thirty projects express the creativity and acuity of its musicians, who perform locally, in France, and more and more abroad (Europe, Asia, North America).
Muzzix has a programming activity too. These concerts give the occasion to show new projects, or more experimental phases. Some of this events also are an opportunity to welcome French or foreigner artists on tour.
The collective organizes the festival "Muzzix & Associés", which take two different forms. During spring, it highlights local partnerships with artists, labels, promoters ; in autumn, it aims to stimulate exchanges and meetings between European musicians.
Otherwise, Muzzix offers awareness actions, through concerts « at home » or with local partners, and workshops aimed at school, professional and amateur audiences.
Muzzix is supported by DRAC Hauts-de-France (Ministère de la Culture), region Hauts-de-France, Departement du Nord, Metropole Européenne de Lille, the city of Lille, Sacem, Spedidam, and Institut Français. Muzzix is a member of Futurs Composés and Grands Formats and takes part in the "Collision Collective" initiative.