The Digital Revolution in Music
Digital disruption has transformed our society, including the domains of musical production and distribution. Yet, the world of contemporary, new music demonstrates an attachment for traditional concert forms, for the autonomous work, for authors, for scores, as well as for the institutions that guarantee them: conservatories, universities, studios, labs, publishers. In his provocative essay La révolution digitale de la musique published in 2012, the German philosopher Harry Lehmann examined the consequences of this transformation, setting off an aesthetic and political controversy in Germany. This panel discussion, a prelude to the Grand soir numérique concert brings together several figures to discuss Lehmann’s thesis for the publication of his work in French (éditions Allia, September 2017).
Daniele Ghisi, composer
Jean-Luc Plouvier, Ictus
Gwen Rouger, Soundinitiative
Makis Solomos, musicologist
IRCAM Multimedia Library
In complement to this encoutner, the IRCAM multimedia library will present a selection of documents curated by Nicolas Donin from Tuesday, January 23 through Friday, February 16.
IRCAM's multimedia library is open Tuesday through Friday, from 2 to 5:30pm.