Presented as a part of “Mutations/Créations 2”, an event at the crossroads of several disciplines—music, architecture, design, and speech—the exhibition "Coder le monde" (Coding the World) weaves together connections among the arts and reveals common points connected to the development of digital technologies, to the evolution of programming languages, and to the expansion of networks. The exhibition reveals a common aesthetic and decisive universe that questions our daily lives, completely inundated with digital logics. Spread out over the 500 square-meters of the Centre Pompidou’s Galerie 4, the exhibition is organized in 6 specific sections: the history of code, the Algorists (an international group of visual artists from 1955 to 1975), music and code, digital literature, digital conception for architectural and industrial design, the body and code.
The "Music" timeline offers a classification of the relationships between musical theorization and mathematical formalization, illustrating the appearance of paradigms that ushered in the very concept of coding. We go from the 17th century combinatory vision of the world to the first mechanical machines used to calculate music in the 19th century, paving the way for algorithmic composition and the research of the 20th century on real-time, micro-computing, programming languages, ubiquitous computing, Web Audio, and artificial creativity.
Curation coordonnated by Frédéric Migayrou, deputy director of the Musée national d’art moderne and Camille Lenglois, assistant curator, Mnam-CCI. "Music" Timeline: Moreno Andreatta, director of research CNRS, STMS-IRCAM-Sorbonne Université, with the support of Roseline Drapeau, IRCAM librarian.
Pockets of Space
Audio & visual installation (exposition version), Premiere 2018
The OpenEndedGroup, specialized in 3D visual projection, and the composer Natasha Barrett, explorer of spatial projection on a sonic stage, met for the first time in their imaginations. In Pockets of Space, the same algoryhtm for growth, the same rhythm of breathing leads to the evolution of image and sound, the passage from a point to a figure, from an identifiable sound source to its musical abstraction.
OpenEndedGroup (Marc Downie et Paul Kaiser) video
Natasha Barrett music
Benjamin Lévy IRCAM computer music design
An Experiment With Time
Audio & Visual Installation
John W. Dunne, an aeronautical engineer, philosopher, and fly-fishing lover, published An Experiment with Time in 1927. The installation makes it possible for the past and the future to coexist, premonitory dreams and dreams that refer to neither memories nor anticipation. Marked by this offbeat endeavor, the Italian composer Daniele Ghisi has taken off in this curious time-dilating machine. Through the use of aliases projected on screens and electronic databases, several different series nest together in his installation: a day, a year, and a lifetime considered to be a polyrythm.
Daniel Ghisi installation: sound, video, animation
Inspired by the eponymous book by John W. Dunne
With the support of the ULYSSES Network funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and the Sacem.