Créations du Cursus

Sat 12 June 2021,
3 p.m., and
6 p.m.
Atelier 9


Free, reservation required

To fully embrace the potentialities of electronics: this is the challenge of this Cursus class that breaks with the tradition of mixed music works. This event in the CENTQUATRE's studios presents the creations of composers who have completed their training in computer-music. These creations take the form of an installation, a purely electronic work, a performance integrating image, spatialization, found objects... The forms and formats vary as well as the relationship to the public. These artistic proposals reveal the diversity of the musical worlds of these artists hailing from Argentina, China, the United States, France, Italy, Japan, Romania, Serbia, and Turkey.

Joshua Hyde saxophone, Olivia Martin percussion, Rémi Schwartz percussion, Vivien Simon tenor, Thea Soti singer, John Stulz viola, Yi Zhou cello
with the participation of Clément Saunier trumpet, Joseph Bona holographic video

Thierry De Mey Composer Associated with the Cursus Program
Simone Conforti, Jean Lochard, Grégoire Lorieux, Mikhail Malt, Sébastien Naves IRCAM educational advisors

Didem Coskunseven, Damian Gorandi, Matteo Gualandi, Jug Marković, Megumi Okuda, Clara Olivares, Alexandru Sima, Yang Song, Jon Yu – premieres 2021


An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, in collaboration with the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris production. With the support of the Sacem. IRCAM and the CENTQUATRE-PARIS are partners for experimental performance projects. The Cité internationale des arts is a partner with IRCAM for the Cursus composers housing.

The 2020.21 Class


Didem Coskunseven

Didem Coskunseven

Damian Gorandi

Damian Gorandi (Argentine, b. 1991) is currently in the Master’s degree program at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, in Stefano Gervasoni’s class. His creations are born in the feedback of creative processes between ...

Matteo Gualandi

Matteo Gualandi (Italy, b. 1995) began his composition studies in his native city with Daniele Bravi. In 2015 he began his studies at the Haute École de musique de Genève, in the class of Pascal Dusapin, Michael Jarrell, and Luis Naón. In 2020, he earn...

Jug Marković

Jug Marković (Serbia, b.1987) approaches music in a deliberately intuitive way. In his compositions he tends to refrain from strict and rigid premeditated concepts and systems and has no extra-musical intentions to his work. He is particularly interest...

Megumi Okuda

Megumi Okuda (Japan, b. 1993) first studied singing. She then studied composition at the National University of Music in Bucharest with Dan Dediu and Doina Rotaru, and at the Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar with Michael Obst. In 2017, she was...

Clara Olivares

Clara Olivares (France, b. 1993) is a French-Spanish composer. The use of electronics in her compositions is characterized both by a desire to serve a dramaturgical purpose—as seen in her chamber opera Mary (2017) where a soprano interprets several cha...

Alexandru Sima

Alexandru Sima began by playing the electric guitar and then became interested in classical music, before studying composition at the National University of Music in Bucharest with Doina Rotaru and Dan Dediu and at the Royal College of Music in Stockho...

Yang Song

Yang Song (China,b.1985) received her Doctoral degree in composition at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with Prof. Guoping Jia in 2018, and graduated from Prof. Johannes Schöllhorn’s concert exam master class at the Hochschule für Musik Fr...

Jon Yu

Jon Yu (Taiwan-United States, b. 1988) is a Taiwanese-American composer whose works explore notions of ritual, utility, and excess. His works have been performed by ensembles such as Mivos Quartet, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Wet Ink Ensemble, Auditi...