Studio 5, Live

Study at IRCAM
Sat 1 February 2020,
3 p.m.- 6 p.m.


Free entry, limited seats available.

A center for research and artistic creation, IRCAM is also a unique venue for the transmission of knowledge and practices. Discover the institute’s educational activities via concerts, listening sessions, and the presentation of inventive sound objects. Meet young composers and performers, take part in short software demos of software designed at IRCAM.


Studio 1  | Demonstration

3:30pm & 4:30pm

Ambisonic Dome: Understand the Issues Surrounding a Sound Spatialization System
Through an "ambisonic" diffusion system we rediscover how we perceive the world. We understand the power of the perceptive processes of hearing which makes us "feel", "hear", "listen" to our environment. In the hands of creators—composers in this case—it becomes an instrument used to designs space. A few examples will illustrate this sound projection technology and its immersive character.
With Simone Conforti

Studio 1 © Ircam-Centre Pompidou, photo  : Philippe Barbosa

Studio 2  | Discover Computer Music

3pm & 4pm

Sound Synthesis
Analysis of a sound or a voice, manipulation of additive synthesis...
With Jean Lochard

4:30pm & 5:15pm

Presentation and handling of a sound processing program for creating virtual instruments
With Jean Lochard

Studio 3 | Listening Sessions


Listening Sessions: Electroacoustic Miniatures by Cursus Students
Discover 10 electronic compositions by composers in the Cursus program. These compositions were written as part of IRCAM’s Cursus Program on Composition and Computer Music. These electronic creations, the result of a pedagogical exercise, reveal the variety of sensibilities and musical worlds of each composer.

Sketches by Sofia Avramidou, Oren Boneh, Kayla Cashetta, Fernando Manassero, Maxime Mantovani, Paul Ramage, Justina Repečkaitė, Ko Sahara, Claudia Jane Scroccaro, Antonio Tules

Session improvisation et électronique avec les étudiants du Cursus et les danseurs du Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, en studio à l'Ircam, janvier 2019 © Ircam-Centre Pompidou, photo : Déborah Lopatin

Studio 5 | Encounter and concerts

Compose, Perform, Teach

Introduction by Philippe Langlois


Encounter: Creation of Sound Objects for Our Daily Lives
With Arnaud Ouin, a graduate of DNSEP Design sonore de l’École supérieure d’art et de design Tours-Angers-Le Mans and Olivier Houix, researcher in the Sound Perception and Design team at IRCAM. Arnaud Ouin presents a set of small devices producing acoustic sounds with ordinary objects from our interiors.


Kaija Saariaho, NoaNoa (1992), for flute and electronics
Julie Godineau, flute
IRCAM Computer Music Control Grégoire Lorieux
The concert will be followed by a presentation of the work and a discussion on teaching mixed music. Facilitator: Grégoire Lorieux


Adrien Trybucki, Rapides Diaprés (2019), for soprano and electronics
Marie Soubestre, soprano
At the end of the concert, a discussion will be held with the composer Adrien Trybucki, currently in production residence at IRCAM following his year as a student in the Cursus program. Facilitator: Grégoire Lorieux


Information desk for queries on IRCAM’s educational activities 

Conserve and Transmit: IRCAM’s resources and documentation
Throughout the afternoon, iPads will be available on which you can explore IRCAM’s documentary holdings. Accompanied by our documentalists, you will be able to access a broad range of resources: scores, audiovisual archives, and a database of works.


Department of Education, Cultural Outreach, and Documentation Team
Philippe Langlois Director, Simone Conforti, Jean Lochard, Grégoire Lorieux, Mikhail Malt, Sébastien Naves Computer Music Desingers/Professors, Thierry De Mey Composer Associated with the Cursus Program, Murielle Ducas Pedagogical Coordiantion Manager, Sophie Chassard, Cyrielle Fiolet, Stéphanie Leroy Cutural Project Manager, Aurore Baudin, Jérôme Boutinot Hypermedia Librarians, Jean-Paul Rodrigues Library Technician

With Arnaud Ouin a graduate of  DNSEP Design sonore de l’École supérieure d’art et de design Tours-Angers-Le Mans, Olivier Houix researcher in the Sound Perception and Design team at IRCAM-STMS, Julie Godineau flutist, Adrien Trybucki composer and Marie Soubestre soprano