Mixed Music Interpretation
This workshop is intended for composers, sound engineers, or computer music designers who are interested in acquiring a professional experience in the musical, technical, and logistical preparation of rehearsals and a mixed music concert. This program is designed to provide participants with the techniques necessary to master and perform the electronic parts of a mixed music piece.
The two-week workshop, supervised by IRCAM instructors, features group classes and hands-on work in the studio. The workshop will focus on identified themes to strengthen production methods for the performance of mixed music works and an improvisation session (instrument and electronics).
ManiFeste-2021 © Ircam-Centre Pompidou, photo : Philippe Barbosa
The computer music designer students will work closely with young performers from the Pôle Sup'93, and will present the works they have studied in concert.
The two weeks will be structured in the following manner
- courses in the computer room and hands-on workshops in the studio (analysis of the musical writing of the pieces in relation to electronic writing, setting up the material conditions of the concert, debugging, analysis of patches, methodology...)
- improv session with electronics, facilitating a meeting of artists that will lead to working together on a double performance: instrumental and electronic.
- realization of a simulation for each of the pieces in the program studied during a recording session with the performer in the studios at IRCAM
- rehearsals (experimentation with the diffusion of the pieces, monitoring and observation of the performer's playing);
- mixed music concert by the workshop participants who perform the electroacoustic parts of one of the works in the program with the musicians from Pôle Sup'93.
Each piece in the program will be assigned to a participant:
Noriko Baba oü (2004), for clarinet and electronic, 10 minutes
Florent Caron-Darras Technotope (2019), for baritone saxophone and electronics, 12 minutes
Kevin Juillerat Pas de deux (2016), for guitar and electronics, 7 minutes
Malika Kishino Éclosion (2005), for harp and electronic device with 9-channel diffusion, 12 minutes
In addition, a piece from the IRCAM repertoire may be used as a foundation to be studied by all participants.
No age limit.
Candidates must be able to speak and understand English.
Online applicationULYSSES Platform
Opening of the call for applications Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Application deadline Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 10:00 am CEST
Response by email Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Applicants must have the musical knowledge necessary to analyze and work with a score, be familiar with contemporary musical aesthetics, have an intermediate knowledge of Max programming as well as a regular use of the software: they must have obtained the certification for the "Max Initiation" training at IRCAM or to be able to attest to a level corresponding to following the Max tutorials (Max Basic Tutorials, Max Data Tutorials, Max MIDI Tutorials, MSP Basics Tutorials, MSP Synthesis Tutorials, MSP Sampling Tutorials, MSP Filter Tutorials, MSP Delay Tutorial, MSP Polyphony Tutorials).
To apply, you must create an account (or use an existing account) on the ULYSSES platform, complete your profile and click on "Apply" from the "MANIFESTE-2023: Mixed Music Interpretation Worskhop" call page, then:
- fill in personal information (name, first name, sex, age, nationality, address, cell phone number, ID, face photo which may be used by IRCAM for access badges and online photo albums)
- write a short biography (800 characters MAXIMUM) which may be used by Ircam for the room programs
- list your educational background, professional experience, awards and grants obtained
- present 2 works of your own composition or for which you have created the electronic part (mp3 audio, YouTube link or mp4 video, score if applicable)
- give the link of a patch of their composition to download (Max or any other real-time software) accompanied by a short text presenting the tools and software used from the platform of your choice; BE CAREFUL TO GIVE A PERMANENT LINK WITHOUT PASSWORD
- download and complete the questionnaire concerning your level in music and computer music, answer it and attach it to your online application in the "Documents" section
The selection jury is made up of IRCAM computer music designers
Registration fee: 450€
The Academy does not offer any scholarships. The Academy does not cover any expenses incurred for travel or accommodation. Participants must find their own accommodation.
Applicants who are selected must, under penalty of cancellation of their participation :
- pay their registration fees by Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at the latest
- participate in an on-line one-on-one meeting with the IRCAM team (date to be confirmed)
- prepare the electronic version of the piece that will be assigned to them by the teaching team no later than Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Candidates who do not respect the conditions established by the teaching team, notably the technical limitations and deadlines for the submission of material, or who are absent during the work session or workshop, even partially, will have their participation automatically cancelled without possibility of appeal and without reimbursement of their registration fee.
Registration fees will be refunded if the academy is cancelled due to COVID-19 related measures. However, disruptions in transportation, health recommendations and quarantine, confinement or testing requirements will be the responsibility of the applicant, who is responsible for making arrangements to attend in accordance with COVID-19 measures, both in his or her home country and upon arrival in France.