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Day by day program / June, 2010


Emergence: Young Artists

An international rendezvous of emerging creation, the realizations of IRCAM’s 2010 Cursus 2 program invite you to dive into the universe of string instruments and their electronic avatars.

Andrea Agostini's string quartet reflects its synthetic image, an infinite spiral of mutual transcriptions. Cognitive Consonance by Christopher Trapani confronts the Western ensemble with the Turkish kanun; here the plucked strings of Julien Weiss' (from the group Al kindî) zither with the rock group's Telecaster guitar. Virtual kanuns, microtonal harmonies, and the noisy sounds of the electric guitar all contain computer-music. Patricia Alessandrini has literally hung her instruments. Strings and prototypes made to carry out an extreme time stretch.

Following the example the productions by Giacinto Scelsi during the last century, this concert explores in a thousand ways the "exact sound" and the well temperament, closing with the psychedelic guitar of Tristan Murail's startling Vampyr!. An evening at the CENTQUATRE that continues on June 13 at the Cité de la musique with miniatures for string trios, prepared piano, and percussions by Marco Momi.

11am - 10:30pm Le CENTQUATRE, Atelier 6

In presence of the composer

IRCAM Computer Music Design Patricia Alessandrini
Instrument Creation Paul Stapleton, Sonic Arts Research Centre
Pedagogical Advisor Jean Lochard

  • Patricia Alessandrini, Adagio sans quatuor, sound installation, premiere Cursus 2

8pm Le CENTQUATRE, Salle 400

  • Giacinto Scelsi Pranam 2
  • Christopher Trapani Cognitive Consonance, premiere Cursus 2*
  • Andrea Agostini Legno sabbia vetro cenere, premiere Cursus 2 **
  • Tristan Murail Vampyr !


Julien Weiss kanun | Christelle Séry guitar |  L’Itinéraire | Conductor Mark Foster | IRCAM Computer Music Design Andrea Agostini**, Laurent Pottier, Christopher Trapani* | Pedagogical Advisor Éric Daubresse*, Emmanuel Jourdan**

An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, L’Itinéraire coproduction. Co-organized by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, CENTQUATRE. IRCAM and the CENTQUATRE are partners for experimental performance projects.
With the support of the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation for Cursus 2 projects, the Sacem (scholarship for Cursus 2 students), and the DE.MO/MovinUp** project.

Photo: Le CENTQUATRE © Jean-Christophe Benoist


Wednesday, June 9, 2010, Le CENTQUATRE

  • Tickets:
    Atelier 6: Free Entry, Limited Seats Available
    Salle 400: Full-Price 18€, Discount 14€, Agora Pass 10€