The installation Tripwire is the fruit of the meeting of the American composer Ashley Fure who is completing the Cursus program at IRCAM and Jean-Michel Albert, video student at the Fresnoy-Studio national des arts contemporains.

Installation presented as a part of the Nemo 2011 #2 Festival

IRCAM Computer Music Design Ashley Fure
Video Design and Realization Jean-Michel Albert
Pedagogical Advisors Jean Lochard (IRCAM) and Robert Cahen (Le Fresnoy)
Premiere Cursus 2 / Le Fresnoy-Studio national des arts contemporains

Twenty-four ropes, each one attached to a motor that turns it, are turned into a movie screen. This mechanical system represents a sound wave corresponds to an electronic sound space inspired by the noise of the rotating ropes and their harmonic potential. Audience members affect the pre-programmed form of this installation.


An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Le Fresnoy-Studio national des arts contemporains coproduction with the production support of Arcadi. Co-organized by the CENTQUATRE-Paris. With the support of the Sacem (scholarship for Cursus 2 composers). IRCAM and the CENTQUATRE are partners for experimental performance projects.

Photo: Tripwire © Christian Izorce

From Saturday, 1 to Sunday, October 9, 2011, Le CENTQUATRE, Atelier 6

  • Free Entry, Limited Seating Available
  • Times
    October 1, opening at 2pm (open late as a part of the Nuit Blanche 2011 program)
    October 2, 5, 8, & 9 from 2 to 7pm
    October 6 from 6:30 to 11:30pm
    October 7 from 6 to 9pm
  • Website Nemo #2 2011, The Arcadi Festival of Digital Arts
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