Robert Piéchaud is a composer, musical typographer and developer, and joined Ircam in 2012. Within the S3AM team, he leads the development of Modalys and Snail, and also works on aspects related to real-time and active control of musical instruments (hybrid instruments).
Sound artist, bassist and electro-acoustic composer, Floy Krouchi probes the potential of new technologies in sound creation. With "Sonic Totem", interactive sound sculpture, she questions the relationship nature-human-machine as well as the function of the artifact as a magic object. In parallel, Floy develops the FKBass, a bass augmented with integrated technology and explores the potential of new, lutheries through her electronic bass solo."Bass Holograms", which she performs internationally.
(Villa Medicis Hors les murs 2009 , Face Council for Contemporary Music 2016 , Luc Ferrari Award 2010, Italia 2011, Phonurgia Nova 2013)
Mandar is a Hindustani Classical Vocalist trained under the tutelage of Late Pt. Vijay Sardeshmukh, one of the senior-most disciples of Pt. Kumar Gandharva. Mandar is a passionate believer in power of music as a tool for overall human development. He and his wife Dakshayani founded Baithak Foundation, a not for profit organisation working with more than a thousand students spread across 22 schools in Pune, Solapur and Delhi.
Mandar is a composer and he has composed numerous classical and semi-classical compositions, including the works of Kabir, Meerabai, Tukaram and many other saints from India and Indian subcontinent. A Mechanical Engineer by education, Mandar draws rich experience of consulting with startups and MNCs. Mandar has authored three books, the latest one being 'Freddy', an illustrated book on the life of Pt. Firoz Dastur.
Mandar is a sought after corporate trainer and speaker. In 2017, he was invited by IIM Nagpur to deliver a TEDx talk about the work of Baithak Foundation. Presently he is learning Carnatic Vocal under the guidance of Smt. Sushruti Santhanam.
Baithak - www.baithak.org
Blog - www.mandarkaranjkar.com
Return from India: representation of temperaments in the raga universe
Robert Piéchaud accompanied the composer Floy Krouchi to the Bass Holograms residence in Bombay and Pune last January. Two directions of research: the modelling (with Modalys) of certain aspects of the rudraveena, a quintessential instrument of the Indian musical tradition, and also the exploration of Indian microtonality and temperaments thanks to a completely redesigned version of The Snail software. It is this last aspect that we will insist on here, with the support of examples recorded on site with remarkable musicians.