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Day by day program / October, 2004

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Day by day program


Sound Installations

Apart from concerts, a selection of sound installations will be presented in the studios and public areas of IRCAM, some of them using real time interaction technology or virtual reality devices.

Holophonic and head-set devices

-Holophonic sound projections (WFS synthesis) created as part of the Carrouso European project. Excerpts from works by Nicolas Vérin, Rémy Gallichet and Yan Maresz.

-Head-set spatialization devices with spatial detection. Excerpts from the radiophonic piece, Secrete Lisboa by Cécile Le Prado.

-Excerpts from Retour définitif et durable de l’être aimé by Olivier Cadiot. Presented by Gilles Grand, composer

  • Researchers from Ircam’s room acoustic team
  • Venue: Studio 1

Autour de Waves

Andrea Cera will present the fundamental material central to his project with the choreographer Hervé Robbe. The installation presents video footage and uses Max/MSP patches to generate sound material from this footage. From this starting material, more complex audio files have been created, which will also be diffused. The installation’s musical writing is based upon the principle of a dialogue between dance and music. A duo in which the logic behind the editing exploits the unwritten rules at the origin of the chorographical project.

  • Andrea Cera, composer
  • Venue: Studio 6


A sound environment created for Rainer Gotterneier’s light installation for the NÖ Donaufestival 2004. Using Max/MSP software, the composer applies different real-time procedures and spatialization to the main material made up of ringing bells.

  • Karlheinz Essl, composer
  • Venue: BS 14

Le Souffle de la terre, Étude n°3

Scientific advice: Jean-Paul Montagner, geo-physician (IPG). Partners: Compiègne University of technology, Institut de physique de Globe, Paris. Co-production: Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains. With the support of the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, th DRAC Ile-de-France and the Ministry of Culture and Communication (DICREAM).

  • Lorella Abenavoli, electroacoustic sculptor and Simon Vanesse, computer engineer
  • Venue: Salle A202

The idea behind this sculpture was the creation of a temporal, sensitive, sound space, allowing us to listen to the very depths of the earth: a continuous terrestrial sound radiating from the heart of the architecture. The earth moves. The lunar and solar tides, which transform it, the energy with which it vibrates, as well as that which it expels, the perpetual telluric movements mixed with the celestial, creating the intimate and temporal form of the earth.

Le Souffle de la terre (The breath of the earth) is a sculpture, which uses sound in order to reveal its form in time and space. The sounds are created in real-time from the earth’s movements, whose waves are recorded then reworked thanks to digitizing techniques and the creation of a new piece of software designed especially for this project. As such, they can be made audible and transformed into a work of art in any given space.

Recycled Soundscape

Interactive public sound installation (from October 13 to October 17)

  • Yon Visell, Karmen Franinovic (Zero-Th Studio, Croatie
  • Venue: place Igor-Stravinsky (in front of Ircam)

From Wednesday, 13 to Friday, October 22, 10:00am-06:00pm / IRCAM, public spaces and studios

  • Except Saturday 16 and Sunday October 17, 02:00pm-08:00pm
  • Acces conditions: free entrance, on a first-come first-serve basis

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Copyright Ircam - Centre Pompidou 2004. Photos: Akira Natchi.