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Day by day program / October, 2004

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Day by day program

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"Voice and new technologies" seminar

Since Ircam’s creation, considerable research has been carried out in the domain of the voice.

The analysis and processing of the spoken and sung voice – solo or choral – has advanced to such an extent that the institute now envisages new horizons and new ambitious creative projects, supported by its collaboration with the Accentus choir. The choir will figure prominently throughout the day. It will be studied from various different angles: research (analysis and synthesis), education and creation. This day also provides the opportunity to contemplate the state of affairs concerning the voice, in terms of both scientific and technical research and contemporary vocal techniques.


Ircam, Accentus/Programme Tenso


"Contemporary composition for chamber choir: possibilities and constraints"

Participants: Laurence Equilbey (Accentus musical artistic director) and Geoffroy Jourdain (artistic director of the chamber choir Les CR!S de PAR!S).

"Vocal techniques in Lamento"

Participant: Marco Stroppa (composer).

"Vocal synthesis and the choral effect: the state of the art"

Participant: Xavier Rodet (Ircam).

"Vocal composition, electronic writing"

Participant: Mauro Lanza (composer).

02:30pm - 06:00pm

"Voice and Vocal Techniques"

Participant: Evdokija Danajloska (composer)

"Tools for the production of synthesized choirs (audio extracts taken from compositions by Kimmo Hakola, Florence Baschet and Philippe Manoury)"

Participant: Serge Lemouton (music assistant, Ircam).

"Teaching Vocal Technique to Choirs: the Advantages and Acoustic Merit of the bel canto Method"

Participant: Laurier Fagnan (Faculté Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)

"From voice to orchestra"

Participant: Jonathan Harvey (composer).

Thursday, October 21, 10:00am-01:00pm and 02:30pm-06:00pm / IRCAM, salle Igor-Stravinsky

  • Access conditions: free entrance, on a first-come first-serve basis

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