Artistic and Cultural Education

Create a sound work together using IRCAM's creative tools

The Artistic and Cultural Education program intended for middle school and high school students was launched in September 2014. Three themes have been developed for the 2017-18 academic year.


Students will discover the specificities of the institute, the different professions exercised within, and to learn about tools for computer-assisted sound creation through the creation of a collective work during a program designed with the pedagogical staff. At the end of the course, the students will present their project and the sound creation they made at IRCAM during a performance, an installation, or a public listening session.


Middle school and high school students. Interested teachers should contact the coordination team at least three months prior to the beginning of the project.


Sound and Space
During these classes, students are led to understand the connections that can be found between the location of a body in space, movement, sound diffusion, and perception of the space. A collective performance will be held at the end of the classes.

Augmented Objects
Using tools developed by the Instrumental Acoustics team at IRCAM, students “augment” different objects from their daily lives or musical instruments. During the classes, students will understand the link between material, sound, and sound diffusion. Work carried out during the classes may be presented as a performance or sound installation.

Sound Creation and Motion
Via an application developed at IRCAM in collaboration with the Sound Music Movement Interaction team, students will produce a sound creation featuring interaction between sound and movement using smartphones.

Partners:   Haute Ecole Musique de Genève and  the Ensemble Flashback.

Contact: 01 44 78 47 70 | info-pedagogie(at)

  • Des élèves en studio à l'Ircam
    Des élèves en studio à l'Ircam
  • Grégoire Lorieux face aux élèves en studio à l'Ircam
    Grégoire Lorieux face aux élèves en studio à l'Ircam
  • Adrien Mamou-Mani répondant aux questions des élèves
    Adrien Mamou-Mani répondant aux questions des élèves