IRCAM Talks #013

“Angular Dynamics” conducting method and “Schoenberg-Boulez Puzzle” on Sprechgesang with Ken Ito
Tue 11 June 2019,
noon- 1 p.m.
salle Stravinsky

Free entry on registration (limited seats available).

Presentation in english.

During this talk, Ken will introduce 2 different topics: one is brain cognitive solution to Arnold Schoenberg’s classical question on the “Sprechgesang” and Pierre Boulez’ additional point concerning speech, singing voice, and timbre. The other topic is a system of conducting he has devised with Pierre Boulez from 2004 to 07 in Luzerne. With the use of marker-less motion capture they integrated a system of conducting without “FIGURE”: Angular dynamics.

As he will visit IRCAM with his collaborator, the poet-film director Frank Diamand, Ken Ito will also talk about their collaboration. Frank is a survivor from the Bergen Belsen concentration camp and all my music making is closely related to the ethics of music after the WW2.

Ken Ito, composer and conductor
Frank Diamand, poet and film director