Founded in 2004, Orchestre Musique des Lumières quickly became a major cultural player in Switzerland. Since its foundation, Facundo Agudin has been its artistic and Music director. The MdL Orchestra develops many contemporary projects: in June 2011 MdL and Agudin were invited by Pedro Memelsdorff and Fondazione Giorgio Cini to create El laberinto by Julio Viera. The world premiere was given at the inauguration of the Borges-labyrinth, a greenery maze designed by Randoll Coate in the cloisters of San Giorgio Maggiore, in Venice. Since 2012, MdL has led the Nuevo Tango Nuevo project in collaboration with Marcelo Nisinman, Pablo Ortiz and Julio Viera. In cooperation with Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel, Musique des Lumières and Facundo Agudin lead the Dürrenmatt 2021 anniversary programme, a contemporary music project which includes world premières by composers Marco Pérez-Ramírez, Dominique Gesseney, Andreas Pflüger, Philippe Schoeller and Richard Dubugnon. Agudin and MdL commissioned numerous works by Andreas Pflüger, including the operas Der schwarze Mozart (Basel, 2006), Romulus der Grosse (Neuchâtel, 2015), the Double Concerto for Harpsichord and Bandoneon (Prague, 2007) and Pitture (Geneva, 2014). The orchestra has developed collaborations with Opera Obliqua, Kaserne Basel, Theater Biel, the Polish National Opera - Poznán, Ricordi Munich, Universal Music Group, DRS2 radio, Oehms Classics, NEOS Music, Doron Music, Festival Stand’Eté, Théâtre du Passage Neuchâtel, Lyrica Neuchâtel, Palace in Bienne, Théâtre de Vevey, L’Equilibre - Théâtre de Fribourg, Le Granit Scène Nationale de Belfort, Orchestra Classica Italiana, Scuola di perfezzionamento musicale di Saluzzo, the Torino Winter Games Committee, Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel, ARCAL Paris. MdL recorded with Radio Télévision Suisse for the labels OehmsClassics, Neos Music and Doron. Since 2016, the orchestra is associated with Spanish label IBS Classical, currently publishing the albums Bach Mirror, Mozart & Dürrenmatt, Proyecto Cortázar, as well as a revised edition of Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis, after the study of the manuscript at the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel. Orchestre Musique des Lumières is supported by the République et canton du Jura in Switzerland. Its projects receive financial support from the Loterie Romande, the Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, the Charlotte Kerr Dürrenmatt-Stiftung among many other institutions.