Trempo is a unique organisation devoted to the practice, creation, teaching, production, and transmission of emerging music. Founded in 1990, it has been located in its emblematic seven-storey building in the heart of île de Nantes since 2011. This living space is made up of 2300 m2 (25,000 ft2) of workspace, music studios, a terrace, and a bar that is open on weekdays.
Along with its partners, Trempo offers programs providing artistic support, courses, workshops, professional training modules, and a cultural agenda that introduces new artists and gives carte blanche to local organisations. Trempo sees itself as a welcoming space that is open to all, that works with its neighbours to bring together different audiences, that highlights a diversity of aesthetics, and encourages musical practice.
On a local, national or European scale, and within cooperative networks, Trempo commits to develop and share its expertise in the fields of music and culture. With its Musics & Transitions research-action department, Trempo is working in particular on the development of artists' careers, in connection with technological, social and environmental transitions.