The IRCAM Forum
Ircam has committed to serving artists, designers, sound engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, teachers and students by giving them access to its most recent technology and making it possible to disseminate their own work.
Sound synthesis, voice processing, computer-assisted composition, real-time interaction, sound spatialisation, gesture control and new instruments feature among the hundreds of technological modules resulting from the latest progress in research at Ircam and its members. It is all available for use in musical creation, live performances, digital arts and sound production. Alongside this dissemination, the Ircam Forum has adopted an editorial policy to produce supporting and promotional documentation for technological innovations.
The Ircam Forum celebrates 30 years of existence in 2024. The community has been enjoying robust growth for a number of years, now boasting 25,000 members worldwide, mainly professionals and students.
Members can sign up to the Ircam Forum for free provided that the extensive range of software available is used for non-commercial purposes. Then there are Premium Student, Premium Individual and Premium Institutional payment plans in the form of an annual subscription, which offer more usage rights, as well as exclusive access to a whole set of software and discounts on training courses and commercial software collections.
The forum.ircam.fr platform is the main medium for sharing in the Forum community, giving access to all software and articles published by Ircam staff and members, discussion threads on various themes and videos of events.
The Forum Workshops are a high point in terms of annual community meet-ups, organised once a year at Ircam in the presence of all research teams. For three or four days, members can attend conferences, workshops, demonstrations and other opportunities to share on the subject of music and sound, in a multidisciplinary spirit. The Off-Site Forum Workshops are organised in collaboration with an international network of universities, research centres and arts institutions, hosted every year by our partners abroad with programmes combining conferences, workshops and artistic performances: Seoul 2014, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires 2015, Taipei 2016, Santiago, Chile 2017, Shanghai 2019, Montreal 2021, New York 2022 and Taipei 2023.