Or Not… is a production office, a one-person entity, set up in 2004, run by its founder Marthe Lemut.
It partners the production of shows in the fields of contemporary music or sound research, essentially by developing their circulation; with Thierry Balasse on all of the Inouïe Company projects, and occasionally with other artists, composers, musicians or structured ensembles, always with the same goal in mind - to make them more independent in terms of their own potential future partnerships.
Projects produced by Or Not… maintain a close relationship with the stage, exploring the dramaturgical potential of musical content by striving to promote interdisciplinary approaches.
In parallel, Or Not… has developed another key accompaniment activity for artistic troupes by designing awareness workshops that deal with the problems of production and distribution that companies face. In this area, Or Not... offers brainstorming modules based on an experiential feedback approach.
Arcadi (Agence Culturelle Régionale d’Ile de France) - as of 2009 - followed by Onda and the partner agencies of the Charte d’Aide à la Diffusion and Transfo (Agence Culturelle Régionale d’Auvergne) have called upon the services of Or Not… to help them in their performing arts partnership initiatives.
Or Not… is a member of Futurs Composés, the French national network for musical creation, and of IETM, the international network for the performing arts.
Eager to share her experience in the field, Marthe Lemut proposes awareness raising workshops that address the problems of production and promotion that performing arts companies face. These modules do not attempt to provide "professional training" per se. Instead, the expertise offered here by Or Not… is based on an approach of "hands on" practice and exchange.
Some companies call upon Or Not… to work alongside their promotional managers to provide one or two-day specific, targeted workshops.