Saturation Tuesdays

Tuesday 09 March 2010 - 00:00 to Tuesday 06 April 2010 - 00:00
Saturation Tuesdays

9 March (EHESS), 23 March (ENSAP) and 6 April 2010 (Cdmc)
Scientific direction Denis Laborde

Scientific committee
Denis Laborde – Laure Marcel-Berlioz – Yann Rocher – Pierre Roullier

Centre de Documentation de la Musique Contemporaine (Cdmc); Ensemble 2e2m; École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS); École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais (ENSAPM)

The word saturation is a word one does not linger over: as if its meaning was self-evident. This purported transparency provides it with infinite semantic availability. An instrument of knowledge in the group of scientific disciplines, it serves to identify states of the world, to find indices, degrees, levels ‘of saturation’.
It marks thresholds, finds currents, radiation, zones ‘of saturation’. It facilitates the creation of experimental protocols, indicators, axioms. It also proves to be, at times, a powerful motor for artistic creation. These Saturation Tuesdays will be dealing with this word and the use to which it is put in the humanities and in artistic creation. Sociologists, philosophers, ethnologists, musicologists and architects will be engaging in dialogue with composers and musicians of the Ensemble 2e2m in order to provoke, in front of the audience, an epistemological upset on the frontiers of the social sciences and contemporary artistic creation.

Saturation Tuesdays no 1

Tuesday 09 March 2010 - 10:00

EHESS (Amphitheatre)

. 10h: Welcome by François Weil, historian, President of the EHESS.
“Saturation Tuesdays”, by Pierre Roullier, conductor (Ensemble 2e2m) and Laure Marcel-Berlioz, Cdmc

. 10h20: Presentation by Denis Laborde, anthropologist, Centre Marc-Bloch, Berlin

. 10h40: André Richard
, composer, choral director and musicologist, former director of the Experimentalstudio of the Heinrich Strobel Foundation of the Südwestrundfunk Freiburg
Isola 3, 4, 5 from Prometeo by Luigi Nono: saturated listening?

. 11h: Ramon Lazkano, composer, teacher at the Higher Academy of Music of the Basque Country, San Sebastian
Composing in order to be heard? Exasperated listening.

. 11h20: Discussion

. 12h: Musical interlude
Franck Bedrossian Bossa Nova
Pascal Contet, accordion (Ensemble 2e2m)

. 14h: Lucia Campos, ethnomusicologist, percussionist, EHESS
The city saturated with music: street festivals in Pernambuco

. 14h20: Pascal Cordereix, head of sound archives, Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
The copyright deposit: from the support medium to the internet: from totality to a sample?

. 14h40: Jean-Charles François, composer, percussionist and pianist
Our bones, a lecture-performance

. 15h: General discussion

105 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris
Métro 4 (Saint-Placide) ; 12 (Notre-Dame-des-Champs)

Saturation Tuesdays no 2

Tuesday 23 March 2010 - 10:00

ENSAPM (Salle Lenoir 2)

. 10h: Welcome by Yann Rocher, architect, lecturer at the ENSAPM
Denis Laborde, synthesis of day 1

. 10h20: Yann Rocher, architect, lecturer at the ENSAPM
Walls of sound. Construction and destruction through saturation

. 10h40: Christian Girard, architect, teacher at the ENSAPM
Saturation / desaturation: practical exercises, theoretical stakes

. 11h: Franck Bedrossian, composer, teacher at the University of California, Berkeley
Articulating excess, or the writing of saturation

. 11h20: Discussion

. 12h: Musical interlude
Dmitri Kourliandski Tube Space
Philippe Legris, tuba (Ensemble 2e2m)

. 14h: Emilia Chamone De Freitas, percussionist, ethnomusicologist, EHESS
Imagination, percussion and acoustics: transposing a Brazilian batucada onto a Parisian stage?

. 14h20: Pierre Albert Castanet, musicologist, University of Rouen
Short vocabulary of the study of noise

. 14h40: Carlotta Daro, art historian, teacher at McGill University, Montreal
Stories of saturated networks

. 15h: General discussion

14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 paris
Métro 4 (Saint-Germain-des-Prés)
www. paris-malaquais.


Saturation Tuesdays no 3

Tuesday 06 April 2010 - 00:00

Cdmc (Salle Messiaen)

. 10h: Welcome by Laure Marcel-Berlioz
Denis Laborde, synthesis of the preceding day sessions

. 10h20: Serge Martin, lecturer in French language and literature, University of Caen Basse-Normandie – LASLAR
The saturated voice in the poetry of Gherasim Luca: a physics of language against all metaphysics

. 10h40: Alain Musset, geographer, director of studies at the EHESS
Traffic jams, pollution, blockages: Mexico, a saturated city?

. 11h: Raphaël Cendo, composer, in residence at the Académie de France in Rome
Instrumental saturation: organisation and new stakes for composition

. 11h20: Discussion

. 12h: Musical interlude
Franck Bedrossian La solitude du coureur de fond
Pierre-Stéphane Meugé, saxophone (Ensemble 2e2m)

. 14h: Pierre Roullier, conductor, artistic director of the Ensemble 2e2m
Saturation, an uncertainty?

. 14h20: Antoine Hennion, teacher at Mines-Paristech, research director at the Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation

. 14h40: Sylvain Marquis, composer, musicologist, University Paris-Est & IMAC, Marne-la-Vallée
Saturation in the arts of sound

. 15h: General discussion with Denis Laborde and Pierre Roullier