To transgress: simultaneously asserting a boundary and its limit, law and desire. This aesthetic, philosophical, and political act underpins IRCAM’s multidisciplinary festival and academy, ManiFeste-2014. What are today’s transgressions? Among the savage singularities of ManiFeste-2014 are Pierre Guyotat seen by Stanislas Nordey, Georges Aperghis meeting Samuel Beckett, the voice of Michel Foucault, and the figure of the director-composer transgressing the new separation between performer and creator. An outbreak of gesture or harmonic integration, this fault line is found throughout the festival: Xenakis, Crzernowin, and Cendo face to face with Benjamin, Haas, and Leroux. We open the doors to an eminently electric festival.