Images of a Work Collection

A collection includes 24 films

Since 2007, IRCAM’s Department of Education and Cultural Outreach has presented one or two films a year on a work in production with electronics produced in the institute’s studios. The series is produced in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou. The films are screened before the work’s premiere and are accompanied by a meeting with the composer and film crew.

Examining the different steps in creating a piece, watching a composer at work, understanding the sources and issues surrounding recent creations produced at IRCAM: these are the subjects of the “Images of a Work” series. It decodes the creative process of a musical work and lets us in to the inner workings of IRCAM. It shows the involvement of different actors (composer, musicians, computer music designers, scientists, ect.) in the elaboration of a musical project and their various work situations (personal studio, research period, tests, recordings, rehearsals with musicians and other artists, etc.)

This collection sheds light on the aesthetic, technological, and scientific aspects of a work in progress. The films are part of a global educational effort that accompanies the audience, the listener, in their understanding of a musical work and how the technology and research developed at IRCAM serve an artistic project.

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>#1: Stèles d'air by Jérôme Combier
Director: Jérôme Combier and Pierre Nouvel (2007)

>#14: Inferno by Yann Robin
Director: Pierre Rigaudière and Christian Bahier (2012)

>#2: Le Grand Dehors by Pierre Jodlowski
Director: Maÿlis Dupont and Lionel Escama (2007)

>#15: Assemblage by Roque Rivas
Director: Nicolas Donin and Benoît Martin (2012)

>#3: Océan by Philipp Maintz
Director: Nicolas Donin and Lionel Escama (2008)

>#16: Germination by Jean-Luc Hervé
Director: Philippe Langlois and Christian Bahier (2013)

>#4: Dans le mur by Georges Aperghis
Director: Nicolas Donin and Benoît Martin (2008)

>#17: Te craindre en ton absence by Hèctor Parra
Director: Antoine Pecqueur and Christian Bahier (2014)

>#5: Deux caprices pour percussion by Luis Naón
Director: Maÿlis Dupont and Jérôme Polidor (2008)

>#18: Quid sit musicus ? by Philippe Leroux
Director: Thierry Paul Benizeau (2014)

>#6: Les temps tiraillés by Myriam Gourfink and Georg Friedrich Haas
Director: Martin Kaltenecker and Christian Bahier (2009)

>#19: Tour à Tour by Philippe Hurel
Director: Thierry Paul Benizeau (2015)

>#7: L'électronique de chambre by Marco Stroppa
Director: Nicolas Donin and Benoît Martin (2009)

>#20: Notturno sulle corde vuote by Francesco Filidei
Director: Véronique Caye and Philippe Langlois (2016)

>#8: Le père by Michael Jarrell
Director: Laurent Feneyrou and Benoît Martin (2010)

>#21: SIMPLEXITY la beauté du geste by Thierry De Mey
Director: Philippe Langlois, in collaboration with Yves Pezet, Aliocha and Boris Van der Avoort (2016)

>#9: Un Mage en été by Olivier Cadiot & Ludovic Lagarde
Director: Marion Stouffet and Benoît Martin (2010)

>#22: Infinite Now by Chaya Czernowin
Director: Marie Losier (2017)

>#10: Tensio by Philippe Manoury
Director: Martin Kaltenecker and Christian Bahier (2010)

>#23: La Princesse légère by Violeta Cruz
Director: Natacha Nisic and Anne Montaron (2018)

>#11: Quartett by Luca Francesconi
Director: Nicolas Donin and Benoît Martin (2011)

>#24: Epigram by Franck Bedrossian
Director: Véronique Caye and Philippe Langlois (2018)

>#12: La pierre et l'étang (...les temps...) by Ivan Fedele
Director: Jérémie Szpirglas and Christian Bahier (2011)

Film in production (2018-2019):
#25: Eror (The Pianist) by Georgia Spiropoulos
Director: Sabine Massenet and François-Xavier Féron
Release: ManiFeste-2019

>#13: Luna Park de Georges Aperghis
Director: Nicolas Donin and Benoît Martin (2011)