Key Dates

2012 First edition of ManiFeste, an international festival and multidisciplinary academy.
Inria / IRCAM common research team on synchronous languages.
Inauguration of the new multi-channel system of sound diffusion in the Espace de projection using the WFS and Ambisonic systems.
2011 Launch of the IRCAMAX collection of patches for Max for Live.
2010 The Meridian Science-Arts-Society was launched by IRCAM and universcience (Cité des sciences et de l'industrie, Palais de la decouverte) during the Agora Festival. This meridian includes installations, concerts, films, and conferences.
IRCAM and its technology were present at the Avignon festival with Shakespeare's Richard II and Olivier Cadiot's Un mage en été.
The IRCAM Tools series of 5 plug-ins was launched in partnership with Flux (Spat, Verb, Trax Transformer, Trax Cross Synthesis, and Trax Source).
2009 Agora Festival: the first use of the WFS system in a concert situation with Philippe Schoeller's creation. The symposium "Complexity in the Arts and Sciences" with a cycle of associated conferences featuring Lars von Trier, Raoul Ruiz, Mark Danielewski, and Renaud Camus.
The implementation of French and European projects: Angel Studio, Astree, Gamelan, Improtech, Interlude, MuTeC, Pafi, Respoken, and Topophonie.
The University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) joined the CNRS and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication at IRCAM in the Mixed Research Unit 9912.
2008 The launch of a new collection of contemporary music recordings, Sirènes, bringing together the talents of the Ensemble intercontemporain, IRCAM, and Kairos.
IRCAM forms a partnership with the CentQuatre, a new cultural establishment founded by the city of Paris, where the institute will implement an experimental stage.
The European and French funded projects Affective Avatars, Quaero, Rhapsodie, and Same began.
Inauguration of the Wave Field Synthesis (WFS) system in the Espace de projection at IRCAM.
2007 Creation of the new Cursus II program for young composers in partnership with Le Fresnoy and European music conservatories.
Expansion of the Agora Festival: orchestras with electronics (an agreement with Radio France), musical theatre, opera, and exhibits at the Centre Pompidou.
The European funded projects Minet and Sid began.
2006 Frank Madlener succeeds Bernard Stiegler as the director of IRCAM : IRCAM's artistic policy becomes the institute's general policy.
The first edition of the multidisciplinary journal L'étincelle on musical creation at IRCAM is published.
The Musique/Sciences book collection in launched in collaboration with Editions Delatour France and IRCAM-Centre Pompidou.
The European and French funded projects Caspar, Closed, Eartoy, Sample Orchestrator, and VoxStruments began.
2005 The first edition of the annual revue L'Inouï is published in conjunction with the Editions Léo Scheer.
The European and French funded projects Conceptmove, Consonnes, Corsaire, Crossmod, Ecoute, i-Maestro, MusicDiscover, ScenariPlatform, and Vivos began.
2004 Creation of new musical research groups (orchestration, rhythm, voice).
The French funded project Epicure, Opera, and Windset began.
2003 The European funded project SemanticHIFI began.
2002 Bernard Stiegler becomes director of IRCAM.
Completion of the Musique Lab software designed by IRCAM for the French Ministry of Education for music education in middle and high schools.
Creation of Résonances, a meeting among internationally renowned scientists on new technology for music.
The European and French funded projects Agnula, DoReMi, DVD à la carte, Music Network, Phase began.
2001 The European and French funded projects Carrouso, Cuidado, and Listen began.
2000 The European and French funded projects Ecrins, Radio.Thém, Wedelmusic began.
1999 François Raffinot joins IRCAM to head the new choreographic creation departement.
1998 First edition of the Agora Festival.
Creation of a visual programming software program for the creation of applications for computer-assisted composition - OpenMusic.
1996 Inauguration of the IRCAM multimedia library.
Launch of the Studio Online project, funded by the French Ministries of Culture and Industry.
1995 IRCAM and the CNRS join forces to create the STMS IRCAM-CNRS joint lab (UMR 9912).
Creation of the Spatializater software program used for concert hall acoustics and urban acoustics.
1994 Launch of a collection of recordings in collaboration with the Ensemble intercontemporain and Adès.
Creation of the virtual voice for the film Farinelli.
Creation of AudioSculpt, a computer program that enables users to manipulate sound.
1993 Creation of the IRCAM Forum (IRCAM software users' group).
Beginning of the industrial relations policy at IRCAM.
Establishment of the ATIAM master's program in partnership with the Université Paris VI.
1992 Laurent Bayle succeeds Pierre Boulez as director and Pierre Boulez becomes honorary director.
Publication of the revue Résonances and the Cahiers de l'Ircam collection.
First open house.
1990 Creation of the International Cursus Program for Composition and Computer Music.
1988 Creation of the Max software program designed to process the interaction between computer and performer in real-time.
Creation of the Modalys software program for synthesis via physical modeling.
1986 Publication of the first issue of the revue InHarmoniques.
1981 Perfection of the 4X System, the last link in a series of digital sound processors that was first conceived in 1976.
The premiere of the first work produced by Pierre Boulez at IRCAM, Répons.
1977 Opening of the building designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers.
1970 Pierre Boulez is invited by Georges Pompidou to create and head an institute specialized in musical research and creation under the aegis of the Centre Pompidou.
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