The fundamental principle of IRCAM is to encourage productive interaction among scientific research, technological developments, and contemporary music production. Since its establishment in 1977, this initiative has provided the foundation for the institute’s activities. One of the major issues is the importance of contributing to the renewal of musical expression through science and technology. Conversely, sp…
IRCAM is an internationally recognized research center dedicated to creating new technologies for music. The institute offers a unique experimental environment where composers strive to enlarge their musical experience through the concepts expressed in new technologies.
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At the center of societal and economic concerns combining culture and information technologies, the current research at IRCAM is seen by the international research community as a reference for interdisciplinary projects on the sciences and technologies for sound and music, constantly exposed to society’s new needs and uses.
Utku Asuroglu’s (Turkey, b. 1986) works have been featured at festivals such as Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Donaueschinger Musiktage Next Generation, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, ManiFeste IRCAM, MATA Festival, Royaumont, ISCM World Music Days, International Tongyeong Music Festival, and Essen Europen Capital Culture. His works have been performed by leading orchestras, ensembles worldwide, including Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Asko | Schönberg, Dal Niente, Talea, Jack Quartet, LINEA, Mivos Quartet, Insomnia, IEMA.... Utku Asuroglu was the winner of several awards and his works are published by Edition Gravis, Berlin.
Utku Asuroglu received his musical studies from the Rotterdam Conservatory, Kunstuniversitat Graz, Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and is currently a doctoral candidate at Stanford University. He has studied under Brian Ferneyhough, Clemens Gadenstätter and Gérard Pesson.