Beneficiary of a co-commission of the Centre Henri Pousseur and the Tana string quartet with the support of the Sacem for writing a “hybrid string quartet”, Juan Arroyo was recently in artistic research residency at IRCAM to develop chimeric potential of SmartInstruments. In this article, he presents of the genesis of the project and its concept.
Granted by Institut Français, electronic music composer Fraction (Eric Raynaud), was recently in residence at the Society for Arts and Technology in Montreal to create in the Satosphere, a unique immersive space, the basics of Entropia, a new ambisonics electronic performance, in real time, based on the complicity between Spat and graphic sequencer IANNIX. In this Tribune, he surveys the genesis and the concept of the project .
An overview of the IRC Résidence en Recherche Musicale project “alarm/will/sound,” realised as a collaboration between composer Alexander Sigman, the IRCAM Sound Perception and Design (SPD) research team, and Stuttgart-based product designer/visual artist Matthias Megyeri. This article provides a bird’s-eye view of the project’s objectives, phases, and results, peppered with media examples.
In this article, we present the technological developments for the creation of Georges Aperghis’ “Luna Park” where Richard Dubelsky literally speaks with his hand gestures actuating aerial percussions.
A look at a one-of-a-kind instrument: The Fokker Organ in 31-tone equal temperament, housed at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. Using OpenMusic to work with microtones and just intonation, Forty-nine was composed entirely within a maquette, whose MIDI playback was converted to fit the specifications of the Fokker organ’s custom MIDI interface.