Day by day program


Friday, June 2, 2006

installationNIME 06 Installations

IRCAM welcomes several installations selected by the NIME 06 jury. Improvisers, performers, instrument inventers, and experimenters in digital technology, these artists push the limits of what is planned and what is composed, and make "interaction" their principal credo.

installationSeule avec Loup

For their creation, Seule avec Loup, Nicole and Norbert Corsino invite the audience to a three-dimensional navigation. This installation will be shown after the festival until June 26.

installationCerrillo, Laporte

A sound installation exists in the specific space it defines. Transparent automaton boxes by Juan Cristobal Cerrillo in the nave of IRCAM, the sea-quaking of plates by Jean-François Laporte in the place Stravinsky, and other installations from NIME 06.

standsDemonstration stands

Presentation stands for laboratories, companies and educational establishments active in the field of music technology.


The composer Beat Furrer has created a gigantic instrument which harnesses and transforms the soul of Schnitzler's character in addition to the sounds of the orchestra and chorus situated on the outside. A space within a space, an immense box with moving sides in which the listener is situated, a space crossed by far-away sounds, an architecture designed by the composer in association with the playwright Christoph Marthaler.

public visitGuided Tour

The IRCAM's Multimedia library is a specialized library, both the living memory and of an institute and a rich platform for experimentation with new technologies for musical documentation. The collaboration between Ircam and the CNRS has resulted in a common collection of books, periodicals and scores.

musicMagnus Lindberg, Christophe Bertrand, Witold Lutolaswski

The music of Magnus Lindberg has offered the orchestra with which he has worked for several years its most authoritative moments. For the first collaboration between Agora and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Joy for an ensemble augmented with a synthesyzer and a sampler, rubs shoulders with the latest orchestral work by the Finnish composer.

seminarWorkshop on Free Software

Proposed by IRCAM, Linux MAO Association and Musiques Tangentes

conference-courseIrcam Forum Workshops / From Studio to Stage

Musical assistants, composers, performers, artists-in-residence at IRCAM (particularly with research groups) will present the software tools that have resulted from their concert-writing experiences, some of which will be presented during Agora. The company Arturia will also present the BRASS plug-ins developed with IRCAM.

conferenceVirtual Instruments

The use of virtual instruments is becoming more and more widespread for in-studio sound work but more often it calls upon sampling techniques.