Music gesture


Workshops during NIME 06

Improvisation and Computers

After a workshop at the Sound and Music Computing conference in 2004, IRCAM organises for NIME 06 a second workshop, associating this time the LAM Network (Live Algorithms for Music).

This workshop brings together internationally recognized musicians who will present their work from a musical as well as technological point of view. In particular, artistic aspects of the implication of "creative machines" in the process of music improvisation and composition will be discussed.

  • Participants: George Lewis, Bernard Lubat, Michel Waiswisz, Joel Ryan, David Wessel, Mari Kimura
  • Location: salle Stravinsky

Choreographic computations: Motion Capture and Analysis for Dance

This workshop will focus on new innovations combining motion capture and computer-based techniques with choreography and performance. An international group of artists and researchers who have been breaking new ground in this area will present their recent collaborative work.

The software artists and programmers involved in these collaborations are exploring a range of heterogeneous computer concepts and approaches from agent-based aesthetics to the development of new tools and pathways to support collaborative composition (using software platforms and environments such as EyesWeb, Isadora, MnM and Fluid).

Through their close collaboration with the choreographers (e.g. Trisha Brown, Myriam Gourfink and Dawn Stoppiello), a shared understanding of movement and gesture is evolving to support the application of complex
algorithmic procedures to equally complex choreographic creation. Together these practitioners are carving out new territories for correspondence between choreography and computation.

  • Organization and participants: Frédéric Bevilacqua (chercheur, Ircam) et Scott deLahunta (chorégraphe, Writing Research Associates)
  • Participants: Antonio Camurri (directeur, InfoMUS lab, DIST-Université de Gênes), Mark Coniglio (compositeur, compagnie Troika Ranch), Marc Downie (artiste et chercheur, OpenEnded Group), Myriam Gourfink (chorégraphe), Rémy Muller (chercheur, Ircam)
  • Location: Studio 5

Sunday, June 4, 10am-6pm / IRCAM, salle Stravinsky & Studio 5

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