Welcome to the mechatronic world of Mécanique Vivante where chickens play the piano, chainsaws fly and the Sirens really sing...
Mechanical invention at its most spectacular

For 30 years, Franz Clochard and his company Mécanique Vivante have been at the forefront of mechanical and musical invention and technological innovation.
His love of misappropriating everyday objects found its apotheosis the day Franz Clochard came across an air raid siren. The prodigious task of subjugating the raucous sound of an air raid siren into an agile, expressive voice has culminated in the creation of a seven-piece, polyphonic orchestra of musical Sirens: the Song of the Sirens.
This madcap project combines 19th century invention with 21st century technology. The range and expression of the musical Siren is unrivalled and its acoustic resonance is without equal amongst musical instruments.


Saturday April 6th at 7.45pm

Mécanique Vivante presents 'Street Harmonics'

A fantastic, motorised parade of the one-and-only Siren Orchestra through the streets of Saint Hippolyte du Fort (30170, France) and the return of the flying chainsaw!

le chant des sirènes à saint hyppolite du fort avril 2019