Day by day program


Thursday, June 1, 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.

conference-courseIrcam Forum Workshops / New Software

Among the innovations presented: AudioSculpt, sound editing and transformation through direct visual interaction with a sonogram and with new pitch and harmonic detection functions as well as an expansion function that protects the attacks like no other program; a new interface that allows users to manipulate Modalys virtual instruments in real-time; Musique Lab II educational software.

conferenceOrchestration and Sound Databases

Several years of research on signal analysis have led to the creation of a community that is active in the field of music information retrieval. Their applications currently go beyond simple browsing within music catalogues in order to access composition tools.