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Spearheaded by Parisian artist Erik Minkkinen, BÜRO is a structure for the organising and producing of events, dedicated to the promotion and diffusion of all kinds of 'adventurous' music, while also maintaining an interest in extreme, innovative, critical, or playful artistic approaches in the grand scheme of electronic music. It's within this context that LE PLACARD-a nomadic, international festival that, since 1999, proposes a three-month long season of live performances coupled with simultaneous streaming over the Internet-thrives. This diffusionary method stimulates creation and favours experimentation, permitting performances in rather unconventional environments: a Parisian maids' bedroom, a Tokyo gallery, or the backstage of a concert that can become as good as diffusionary venue for the festival as any. Incorporating a large number of people present or connected live via the Internet, this event-laboratory creates a network of ephemeral concert sites, 'placards (closets),' and integrates the audience into each creative step along the way.