Jean-Luc Priano - Composer- Creator of instruments for stage

Jean-Luc Priano
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I design and build instruments for performers to play on stage as well as

compose the music for them

Sounding Root

This sounding root will be the heart of an immersive art installation with Frédéric Dutertre

"Le labyrinthe éphémère" the year 2020.

Fruit of sounds

This musical fruit is made of nine

parts sheltering several instruments.

Designed in 2016/2017

for the musical show ‘’Tout Neuf’’ in France

Cie Minute Papillon,

stage direction by Cyrille Louge.

Dynamic Musical House

A house made of wooden bricks and tubes that evolves during the show.

Designed for ‘’Les Freres Bricolos’’, a show performed with Frederic Obry / La Waide Cie.


Percussion instrument designed for Cie La Ravi, for the show

‘’La Rasbaïa sème la pagaille’’

Sand harp

Sand flowing down is what gives life to the music of this unique harp.

It was designed and built in 2016 for ‘’Dans les yeux des autres’’ / Laurent Dupont, Cie Acta.


Mounted on an wind organ this unusual harp requires bicycle wheels to be played.

Designed and built for

‘’The Tempest’’ by Shakespeare / Cie Zefiro Theater.

Stage direction: Ned Grujic and Rafael Bianciotto.


Musical wheelbarrow made out of bricks and pvc pipes, designed in 2018 for "Bric & broc", show created with Frédéric Obry and La Waide Cie.


A musical mobile designed in 2017 for the street shows of

"Tout Neuf !"/ Cie Minute Papillon


Totem designed in 2018 for

the drummer Olivier Hestin


Musical Sandwich designed in 2018 for Michel Rami.



Photo Alain Smilo

As a musician I have an inquisitive mind which is -luckily- seldom satisfied and leads me to build and play a variety of instruments, sounding toys, sculptures and art installations.


I have written songs for my band (La Rasbaïa) and composed music for other singers (Céline Caussimon, Michel Jeanneret, Jean-Marc Casales, etc.).

I have travelled to the territories of World Music (Africa, Comoros, South America, etc.)

and taken it to the realms of Theater (Benoit Lavigne, Ned Grujic, Rafael Bianciotto, Mario Gonzalez, Dimitri Dubreucq, Terra Vandergaw, Laurent Dupont, Florence Goguel, Cyrille Louge, Violaine Fournier...) but also Dance (Claudia Gradinger, Bérengère Altieri-Leca, Marion Bae, Mathieu Hernandez...), and Spoken Words (Simon Gauthier, Marc Roger, etc.). I have shared my expertise and discoveries with others around the world (France, US, Iceland, etc.).


Then I opened my workshop Atelier 6D

My co-workers today are Fred Pons (Kopo guitars), François-Xavier Guérin, Yves Fauchon, Paco Galan, Alain Sichou, Didier & Patrick Warin, Frédéric Obry, Frédéric dutertre & co.

Key figures

Mes scénographies .....


  • ont éclairé les yeux de plus de 60000 spectateurs

  • sont apparues sur les plateaux de 4 opéras ( Palerme, St Etienne, Lyon, Oman )

  • sur 2 continents

  • dans 5 pays

  • dans plus de 200 lieux  


L'atelier 6D

This is the place where I dream/ design/ innovate/ build and play