ImproTech Paris-Philly

December 11 through Wed 13 December 2017,
9:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
University of Pennsylvania


Improtech Paris - Philly (ikPP) gathers scholars, technologists, musicians, makers, around the idea of musical improvisation with digital intelligence (IDI), taking notice of the emergence and development of this new creative field. ikPP creates a link between the european and american research and creation scenes through the symbolic matching of two of their more eminent emblems, Paris and Philadelphia, just as it did a few years ago with Paris and New York.

Five years after its first iteration in New-York the ImproTech workshop - festival formula is back again to see the technological, aesthetical, and sociological evolutions that happened since the last gathering. The meeting place in Philadelphia seems a natural destination, for its unique improvised music scene and history, and its perpetual enchantment with so many ever floating historical musical figures.

The ImproTech Paris - Philly workshop will take place at the University of Pennsylvania from Dec. 11 to Dec. 13 2017, with two evening concerts at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (dec. 11th) and The Rotunda (dec. 13th), and social events at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).

Scholars, students, musicians, makers will come from many places in europe and the US to talk about their work, demo, teach and perform. ikPP will flourish on the explosive encounter of prominent research labs and scholars, well established musical figures of Jazz and contemporary music, and the young avant-garde / underground scene of Philadelphia and surroundings. 


Workshops, presentations, demonstrations and performances, University of Pennsylvania
December 11 - 13th, 9:30am - 6pm, free entry

Concert, Annenberg Center for the Performing arts
Monday, December 11, 8pm, $15 / free for students
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Concert, The Rotunda
Wednesday, December 13, 8pm, free

ImproTech Paris - Philly 2017 (IK-PP) is brought by Ircam (DYCI2 project), Collegium Musicae (Public actions 2017-18), djazz (Jazz augmenté project), IReMus and University of Pennsylvania. IK-PP is directly supported financially by Sorbonne Universités (Action financée par Sorbonne Universités), Agence Nationale de la Recherche (Grant ANR-14-CE24-0002-01) and Région Nouvelle Aquitaine - Cultures connectées. ImproTech Paris Philly 2017 Art Work © Turner Williams
  • ImproTech Paris-Philly, affiche  © Turner Williams
    ImproTech Paris-Philly, affiche © Turner Williams
  • ImproTech Paris-Philly, programme  © Turner Williams
    ImproTech Paris-Philly, programme © Turner Williams