SMC-22 Venues
For the Artistic Program

A wide range of venues with specific equipment are available for the artistic program of SMC-22. Each venue targets a specific setting: club, seated concert, orchestral music, spatialized music, electro/pop/rock, etc. The goal of this page is to give an overview of each space so that artists can give their preferences when submitting their work.


The Comète is a space dedicated to artistic creation at the heart of Saint-Étienne. Its 650 seats concert hall -- the Panassa -- will host a concert as part of the SMC-22 festival on June 7, 2022 as well as the inauguration cocktail of the scientific conference. The venue will be equipped with a 8.2 diffusion system (one ring) and a large projector.

More pictures of the Panassa can be downloaded here.


The Saint-Pierre church was designed by Le Corbusier in 1973. Beside its exceptional architecture, this space features an incredibly long reverb time (over 14 seconds). A concert will take place there as part of the SMC-22 festival on June 8, 2022. Pieces involving small ensembles and potentially taking advantage of the acoustical properties of the space will be preferred. Specific technical requests for speakers, projection, etc. will be considered as well.

More pictures of the Corbusier Church can be downloaded here.


The Théâtre Copeau is a 300 seats concert hall part of Saint-Étienne Opera House. It will host two concerts during SMC-22 on June 9, 2022. One concert will feature pieces by members of the SMC community performed by students from Saint-Étienne Conservatory. Another concert will feature pieces from the SMC community and composition students from Saint-Étienne conservatory performed by the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain (EOC). The venue will be equipped with a 6.4 diffusion system (one ring) and a large projector.

Only pieces accepted to the calls for mixed music will be performed in this venue.


The FIL Club is a venue targeting a wide range of musical styles: rock, pop, jazz, electro, etc. It can host an audience of about 300 people. The last concert of SMC-22 will take place at the FIL on June 11, 2022. It will last until 1am and it will focus on experimental electronic music by members of the SMC-22 community. A standard stereo diffusion system and a projector will be available.

More pictures of the FIL Club can be downloaded here.