MANIFESTE-2023 mixed music interpretation workshop

Educational Advisors: Simone Conforti, Johannes Regnier, computer music designers and professors at IRCAM
Workshop taught in English, in association with the student musicians from the Pôle Sup’ 93 and students from the ENS Louis-Lumière

This workshop is intended for composers, sound engineers, or computer music designers who wish to acquire the experience of a professional situation in the musical, technical, and logistical preparation of rehearsals and a mixed music concert. It will allow students to acquire the necessary techniques to master and ensure the performance of the electronic parts of a mixed music work.

The two weeks, supervised by IRCAM instructors, will consist of group classes and hands-on work in the studio. The workshop will be based on specific themes in order to strengthen production methods for the performance of mixed music. They will also include an improvisation session (instrument and electronics).

Computer-music design students will work in close collaboration with young performers from the Pôle Sup’93, and will present the program of works studied in concert.

The two weeks will be structured around the following steps:
• courses in the computer room and practical workshops in the studio (analysis of the musical writing of the pieces in relation to the electronic writing, setting up the material conditions of the concert, debugging, analysis of patches, methodology…)
• Improvisation and electronics session allowing an artistic encounter in view of a close collaboration based on a double performance: the instrumental interpretation itself and that of the electronics
• realization of a simulation for each piece of the program studied during a recording session with the performer in the Ircam studio
• rehearsals (experimentation with the diffusion of the pieces, monitoring and observation of the performer’s playing)
• mixed music concert by the workshop’s students who perform the electroacoustic parts of one of the works in the program, with the participation of the performers from Pôle Sup’93

Each work on the program will be assigned to a student:
• Noriko Baba, oü (2004), for clarinet and electronics, 10 min
• Florent Caron-Darras, Technotope (2019), for barytone saxophone and electronics, 12 min
• Kevin Juillerat, Pas de deux (2016), for guitar and electronics, 7 min
• Malika Kishino, Éclosion (2005), for harp and electronics, 12 min

In addition, a piece from the IRCAM repertoire could serve as a common core of study for all participants.


No age limit.
Applicants must be able to speak and understand English.
Application deadline: Tuesday, February 8, 2023, 4pm CEST
Personal response by email: Friday, March 10, 2023

Applicants must attest to having the musical knowledge necessary to analyze and work with a score, be familiar with contemporary musical aesthetics, have an intermediate knowledge of Max programming and a regular practice of the software: certified in Max level 1 or be able to attest to a level corresponding to the Max tutorials (Max Basic Tutorials, Max Data Tutorials, Max MIDI Tutorials , MSP Basics Tutorials, MSP Synthesis Tutorials, MSP Sampling Tutorials, MSP Filter Tutorials, MSP Delay Tutorial, MSP Polyphony Tutorials).

Applicants must create an account (or use an existing account) on the ULYSSES Platform, complete their profile and click on “Apply” from the “MANIFESTE-2023: Mixed Music Interpretation Worskhop” call page, then:
• provide personal information (last name, first name, gender, age, nationality, address, cell phone number, legal ID, ID photo which may be used by IRCAM for access badges and online photo albums)
• write a short biography (800 characters MAXIMUM) which may be used by IRCAM for concert programs
• list their educational background, professional experience, awards and grants obtained
• present 2 works of their own composition or for which they have created the electronic part (mp3 audio or mp4 video, score if applicable)
• provide a link to a patch of their composition to download (Max or any other real-time software) accompanied by a short text presenting the tools and software used from the platform of their choice; BE CAREFUL TO GIVE A PERMANENT LINK WITHOUT PASSWORD
• download and complete the questionnaire concerning their level in music and computer music, answer it and attach it to their online application in the “Documents” section.

The platform will notify you of any incompleteness before the final submission. Applicants may save their application as a draft before the submission deadline.

Do not forget to finalize your application on clicking on SUBMIT button.

Do not forget to read carefully consent and release form at the end of the form before submitting your application.

The jury will be made up of IRCAM computer-music designers in charge of teaching.


The selected participants must, under penalty of cancellation of their participation:
• pay registration fee before Tuesday, March, 28, 2023;
• attend individual online session with IRCAM team (to be defined);
• prepare electronics part of the work the IRCAM team will assigned, at least on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

Registration fee: 450€

The Academy does not provide any scholarships, nor rembourse travel or accommodation fees. Accepted applicants must find their own lodging.

Accepted applicants who do not respect the framework proposed by the pedagogical team or who are absent during the workshop, even partially, will have their participation automatically cancelled without possibility of appeal and without reimbursement of their registration fees.

Registration fees will be refunded if the academy is cancelled due measures in connection with COVID-19 restrictions. However, disruptions in transportation, health recommendations and quarantine, or testing requirements will be the responsibility of the applicant, who is responsible for making arrangements to meet the COVID-19 requirements both in his or her home country and upon arrival in France.


Deadline 8 February 2023



February 8


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