The interpretation master classes associate the 20th century repertoire and recent creation in a desire to go beyond historical specializations. They also offer privileged access to a few reference works of mixed music, where the dimension of sound projection is an integral part of the interpretation.
ManiFeste-2021 © Ircam, photo : Philippe Barbosa
Mixed Music Interpretation
This workshop is intended for composers, sound engineers, or computer music designers who wish to acquire the experience of a professional situation in the musical, technical, and logistical preparation of rehearsals and a mixed music concert. It will allow students to acquire the necessary techniques to master and ensure the performance of the electronic parts of a mixed music work.
The two weeks, supervised by IRCAM instructors, will consist of group classes and hands-on work in the studio. The workshop will be based on specific themes in order to strengthen production methods for the performance of mixed music. They will also include an improvisation session (instrument and electronics).
Computer-music design students will work in close collaboration with young performers from the Pôle Sup'93, and will present the program of works studied in concert.
The two weeks will be structured around the following steps:
- courses in the computer room and practical workshops in the studio (analysis of the musical writing of the pieces in relation to the electronic writing, setting up the material conditions of the concert, debugging, analysis of patches, methodology...)
- Improvisation and electronics session allowing an artistic encounter in view of a close collaboration based on a double performance: the instrumental interpretation itself and that of the electronics
- realization of a simulation for each piece of the program studied during a recording session with the performer in the Ircam studio
- rehearsals (experimentation with the diffusion of the pieces, monitoring and observation of the performer's playing)
- mixed music concert by the workshop's students who perform the electroacoustic parts of one of the works in the program, with the participation of the performers from Pôle Sup'93
Each work on the program will be assigned to a student:
Natasha Barrett Liquid Crystal (2000) for clarinet and electronics, 12 min
Mathieu Bonilla Orpaillage (2010), for percussions and electronics, 10 min
Jérôme Combier Kogarashi, le premier soupir des fantômes (2002) for guitar and electronics, 8 min
Pasquale Corrado Wam (2011) for trumpet and electronics, 7 min
In addition, a piece from the IRCAM repertoire could serve as a common core of study for all participants.
No age limit.
Applicants must be able to speak and understand English.
Call for applications closed
Personal response by email: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Applicants must attest to having the musical knowledge necessary to analyze and work with a score, be familiar with contemporary musical aesthetics, have an intermediate knowledge of Max programming and a regular practice of the software: have followed the Max course: introduction to music programming or be able to attest to a level corresponding to the Max tutorials (Basic tutorials n°1 to 22, Data tutorials n°1 to 5, MIDI tutorials n°1 to 5) and MSP (tutorials n°1 to 31).
Applicants must create an account (or use an existing account) on the ULYSSES Platform, complete their profile and click on "Apply" from the "MANIFESTE-2022: Mixed Music Interpretation Worskhop" call page, then:
- provide personal information (last name, first name, gender, age, nationality, address, cell phone number, legal ID, ID photo which may be used by IRCAM for access badges)
- write a short biography (800 characters MAXIMUM) which may be used by IRCAM for concert programs
- list their educational background, professional experience, awards and grants obtained
- present 2 works of their own composition or for which they have created the electronic part (mp3 audio or mp4 video, score if applicable)
- provide a link to 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 their choice; BE CAREFUL TO GIVE A PERMANENT LINK WITHOUT PASSWORD
- download and complete the questionnaire concerning their level in music and computer music, answer it and attach it to their online application in the "Documents" section
Registration fee: 300€
Registration fees due: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
The Academy does not provide any scholarships, nor rembourse travel or accommodation fees. Accepted applicants must find their own lodging.
Accepted applicants who do not respect the framework proposed by the pedagogical team or who are absent during the workshop, even partially, will have their participation automatically cancelled without possibility of appeal and without reimbursement of their registration fees.
Registration fees will be refunded if the academy is cancelled due measures in connection with COVID-19 restrictions. However, disruptions in transportation, health recommendations and quarantine, or testing requirements will be the responsibility of the applicant, who is responsible for making arrangements to meet the COVID-19 requirements both in his or her home country and upon arrival in France.