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Day by day program / June, 2010


Espèces d'espaces


The blank page of Georges Perec, the visual space of video artist Pierre Nouvel, the acoustic and physical space used by musical works: a triple composition, d'espèces d'espaces (lit. Species of Spaces) sets the stage for the ensemble Cairn's evening.

The works  by Thierry Blondeau, Oliver Schneller, and Pierre Jodlowski on the program each call upon a specific dimension of acoustic and electronic spatialization, an idea that is subsumed in Voi(Rex) by Philippe Leroux. Here, the passage from symbol to signal, from writing to sound, can be seen in the visibility of the letters written in space that become melodic profiles. "The space of our life is neither continual nor infinite, neither homogeneous nor isotropic. But do we know exactly where it breaks, or curves, or disconnects, and where it comes back together?" Espèces d'espaces, Georges Perec, Éditions Gallilée, Paris, 1974.


  • Pierre Jodlowski Jour 54 (excerpts)
  • Oliver Schneller Stratigraphie*, commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication
  • Thierry Blondeau Pêle-mêle
  • Philippe Leroux Voi(Rex)**

Photo Espèces d'espaces © Cécile Brossard

Donatienne Michel-Dansac soprano | Ensemble Cairn | Conductor Guillaume Bourgogne | IRCAM Computer Music Design José Miguel Fernandez*, Frédéric Voisin** | Video Artist Pierre Nouvel | Typography Thomas Huot-Marchand

An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, ensemble Cairn, Le Grand R - Scène nationale de la Roche-sur-Yon, Ars Musica coproduction.
With the support of the Sacem and the Spedidam.

Photo Espèces d'espaces © Cécile Brossard

Monday, June 14, 8pm / IRCAM, Espace de projection

  • Tickets Full-Price 18€, Discount 14€, Agora Pass 10€