Seminar Marta Gentilucci: new artist in residency

Seminar of the composer Marta Gentilucci

January 30, 2017

Salle Igor Stravinsky, Ircam 

12h00 - 13h00

Free access


Project: Female Singing Voice's Vibrato and Tremolo: Analysis, Mapping and Improvisation

The project would focus on finding the appropriate audio descriptors, and on evaluating different analysis techniques to extract data from a female singing voice, specifically the micro/macro evolution-in-time of vibrato, tremolo and their extended-techniques variations, both off-line and in real time. The acquisition of data coming from an off-line analysis would be developed within the Analysis-Synthesis Team. Using the Descriptors, Marta Gentilucci would like to evaluate the possibility to use gesture follower techniques to identify vocal gestures and to improve the segmentation of an audio-stream, for example to generate improvisation in ImproteK.



Marta Gentilucci studied Vocal Arts as a soprano at Conservatory of Perugia (IT); there she obtained also her Master Degree in English and German Literature. She studied composition at the Conservatory of Florence, then she moved to Germany, where she completed her Master Degree in composition and in composition/computer music at the University of Music Stuttgart under the guidance of Marco Stroppa. She was selected for the two years program in computer music at Ircam in Paris (Cursus1 and Cursus2). She is finishing the Ph.D. in composition at Harvard University under the guidance of Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku.
She was in residence at the Exeprimentalstudio des SWR Freiburg and the electronic studio of the Akademie der Kunste in Berlin (DE). Her electronic music was selected for SICMF 2012 (Korea); nycemf 2013 and 2015 (New York City); ICMC 2011 (UK), ICMC 2013 (AU), ICMC 2014 (GR), where she awarded the ICMA Best Student Music, and for the ICMC 2015 (Texas, US).
Her music has been performed in Italy, France, Greece Germany, Korea, Japan, USA, UK by ensembles as Wind-Soloist of the Orchestra Nazionale RAI, Ensemble Surplus, Ensemble Ascolta, soloists of Neue Vocalsolisten, ensemble, soloists of Ensemble Intercontemporain, Les Cris de Paris, Jack Quartet, Chiara Quartet, L’Arsenale Ensemble, Hand Werk, Nikel Ensemble, Elision Ensemble, Promenade Sauvage, Dal Niente and Contrechamps. Recently, She received the Mivos/Kanter Prize Honorable Mention for the string quartet Proof Resilience. In 2015, she worked on a project for large ensemble and Live-Electronics in collaboration with IRCAM and the Ensemble Contrechamps. She was selected to write a mini opera for the Darmstadt Staatstheater and she won the second price of the Opera Competition Project Staatstheater Darmstadt. Among her next projects, she has been selected for the Artistic Research Residency at IRCAM in 2017 with a project on the voice and its extended techniques; she will write a new piece in collaboration with the Experimetalstudio Freiburg in 2017-18.