Interpretation

Due to the current international health crisis and in keeping with the latest measures announced by the French President, we are unable to maintain ManiFeste-2020, both the festival and the academy, which was originally scheduled to take place from June 3 to 28. More info on this page.

The interpretation master classes associate the 20th century repertoire with recent creations with the desire to go beyond historical specializations. They offer special access to certain reference works in the mixed music repertoire where the dimension of sound projection is an integral part of the performance.


Voice

Monday, June 15—Saturday, June 27, 2020 
Educational Advisor: Valérie Philippin (singer)

French singer Valérie Philippin will lead a master class for young female singers who wish to explore the contemporary repertoire for voice with electronics. Valerie Philippin will offer listening sessions and hands-on workshops with improvisation along with the academy student computer-music designers, to explore abilities of each participant. A special focus will be given to mixed works (solo voice & electronics) that will be performed during ManiFeste-2020:

Luigi Nono La Fabbrica Illuminata
Kaija Saariaho Lonh
Daniel D'Adamo Lips, your lips
Mauro Lanza Erba nera che cresci segno nero tu vivi
Jean-Claude Risset Inharmonique

After the concert, the Master Class will be dedicated to special sessions focused on "a cappella" solo works suggested by the young singers or proposed by Valérie Philippin.

Applications

Applicants must be born after January 1, 1988

Apply OnlineULYSSES Platform
Applications Accepted Monday, February 24, 2020, 16:00 (Paris GMT)
Reply (e-mail) End of March, 2020

Applicants must create an account (or use an existing account) on the ULYSSES platform, complete their profile, and click on “apply” on the “MANIFESTE-2020 Master Class for Voice” call for applications page. They must:

  • Fill out all personal information (name, sex, age, nationality, address, cell phone number, valid ID with date of birth, photo of the applicant’s face that can be used by IRCAM for access badges)
  • Write a short biography (800 characters MAXIMUM) that can be used by IRCAM for concert programs
  • Write a short CV (1 page maximum, pdf)
  • Write a cover letter explaining why she/he wants to join the Master Class
  • Suggest an acoustic a cappella solo work of their choice they would like to work on during the Master Class (optional). Selected participants will be in touch with Valerie Philippin to choose this second piece together.
  • Present 2 recent performances:
    - Performance 1: please submit a link to a YouTube video where you briefly introduce yourself and perform a 20th or 21st century "contemporary language" solo or soloist work. Submit also a pdf score for the work
    - Performance 2: please submit a link to a YouTube video where you perform a “classical” solo or soloist work (before 1920). Submit also a pdf score for the work.

Jury

The jury includes Valérie Philippin, who will assign to each selected participant the two works they must prepare before the master class:

  • One mixed work (Nono, Saariaho, D’Adamo, Lanza, or Risset)
  • One a cappella work suggested by either the participant or Valérie Philippin

Conditions

Registration fees: 300 €
The academy does not offer any scholarships or housing. Participants must find their own housing.

Selected participants must (under penalty of loss of student status):

  • Pay all registration fees in full before Tuesday, April 2, 2020
  • Study the 2 works they are assigned before the master class (score, recording interaction with the electronics will be provided for the mixed work)

APPLY


in Vivo Danse

Monday­—Friday, June 15—19, 2020
Educational Advisors: Michelle Agnès Magalhaes (composer), Hervé Robbe (choreographer), Frédéric Bevilacqua, Benjamin Matuszewski (Sound Music Movement Interaction Team IRCAM-STMS), ensemble Soundinitiative

Le Centre national de la danse, IRCAM, and the Spectacles vivants du Centre Pompidou have come together to offer a new workshop—in Vivo Danse-CAMPING—a laboratory in which several disciplines come together for collective experiments: musicians, performers, dancers.

Playground & Entrelacs. This workshop is imagined and led by the composer Michelle Agnès Malgalhaes and the choreographer Hervé Robbe. The name of this workshop also could have been given to the scenographic and sonic systems offered like a playground for multiple experiments with danced and musical gestures. A tangible exploration of listening, of dialogues, impacts, interferences, and possible combinations between dance and music. A space conducive to the invention of visual and sound scores that are embodied and resonate via the presence of 16 artists from the field of choreography and 4 musicians from the Soundinitiative ensemble.

Applications

Dancers/performers who would like to be a part of the in Vivo Danse – CAMPING workshop must apply at the Centre national de la danse.

Mixed Music

Monday, June 15—Saturday, June 27, 2020
Educational Advisors: Simone Conforti, Sébastien Naves (IRCAM computer music designers/professors)
Instruction in English

This workshop is intended for composers, sound engineers, producers, and music computer designers who wish to acquire experience in a professional situation in the musical, technical, rehearsal, and logistical aspects of mixed music concert preparation. Students will acquire the necessary techniques to master and perform the electronic parts of a mixed music work.

The two weeks, supervised by specialized IRCAM teachers, will consist of group lessons and hands-on studio work. The workshop will focus on specific subjects designed to consolidate production methods for the performance of mixed music works. They will also include an improvisation session (voice and electronics). The computer music design students will work closely with young singers from the academy, who will present the program of works studied in concert.

The structure for the two weeks:

  • Classes in a specially equipped classroom and hands-on workshops in the studio (analysis of the musical writing of pieces related to electronic writing, setting up the material conditions of the concert, "debugging", patch analysis, methodology...).
  • Improvisation session for voice and electronics featuring an artistic encounter designed to foster a close relationship on a double performance: a vocal performance with that of electronics.
  • Production of a simulation for each work studied during a recording session with the singer in the IRCAM studios.
  • Rehearsals (testing the sound diffusion of the  works, following and observation of the singer's performance).
  • Mixed music concert. Workshop students will ensure the performance of the electroacoustic parts of one of the works of the program, with the participation of the Academy’s student singers.

The repertoire of the works studied

Luigi Nono La Fabbrica Illuminata
Kaija Saariaho Lonh
Daniel D'Adamo Lips, your lips
Mauro Lanza Erba nera che cresci segno nero tu vivi
Jean-Claude Risset Inharmonique

Applications

No age requirements

Apply Online ULYSSES Platform
Applications Accepted Tuesday, November 26, 2019—Monday, January 21, 2020.
Reply (e-mail) Beginning of March, 2020

Selected applicants must provide proof of their musical knowledge; they must be able to analyze and work on a score, be familiar with contemporary music aesthetics, have intermediate knowledge of programming in Max and use the software regularly. They must have successfully completed IRCAM’s Max course (initiation to musical programming in Max) or provide proof of a level corresponding to the Max tutorials (Basic tutorials #1— 22, Data tutorials #1—5, MIDI tutorials #1—5) and MSP (tutorials #1—31).

Applicants must create an account (or use an existing account) on the ULYSSES Platform,  complete their profile, and click on “apply” on the call “ManiFeste-2020. Mixed Music Interpretation Workshop“ on the applications page. They must:

  • Fill out all personal information (name, sex, age, nationality, address, cell phone number, valid ID, photo of the applicant’s face that can be used by IRCAM for access badges)
  • Write a short biography (800 characters MAXIMUM) that can be used by IRCAM for concert programs
  • List their educational experience, professional experience, awards and scholarships
  • Present 2 works they composed or for which they wrote the electronic parts (mp3 audio or score in pdf)
  • Provide the link to download a patch they composed (Max or any other real-time software) using the platform of their choice. Please provide a permanent URL that does not require a password.
  • Applicants must download the questionnaire on their level of computer literacy and return it with their application online in the “Documents” section

Jury

The jury includes IRCAM computer music designers/professors Simone Conforti and Sébastien Naves.

Conditions

Fees: 300€ (includes an IRCAM Forum Premium Individual subscription)
The academy does not offer any scholarships or housing. Participants must find their own housing.

Selected composers must (under penalty of loss of student status):

  • Pay all registration fees in full before Tuesday, March 11, 2020;
  • Study the work they are assigned: the score, interaction between the singer and the computer music designer, the Max patches;
  • For the improvisation session with electronics, students must prepare tools for signal processing (at least two treatments) via which it is possible to imagine several creative and sonic possibilities that can react and play with the voice in real-time;
  • Download, before the academy, a list of software and media that will be sent by the teaching team. Max 8 must be up to date;
  • For students who prefer to work in the Live environment during the improvisation session, Ableton Live must be up to date;
  • Bring their own laptop computer (preference Mac) and headphones for the workshop.

APPLY

Selected composers that do not respect the educational team’s guidelines, notably concerning the technical constraints and the dates to submit materials, or those who will be absent either during the first work session or during the workshop, even partially, will automatically be excluded from the workshop. In this case, their registration fees will be not reimbursed.