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The Cdmc presents a season of encounters, seminars and day study sessions designed to counterpoint the views of specialists and professionals and to spotlight composers and performers. Focussing on topical aspects of the music scene, they are organised in collaboration with the main players of musical creation: ensembles, centres for creation, festivals, etc., as well as with those involved in research, the universities and conservatories. Dédicaces (Dedications): these are encounters featuring newly released books, discs or DVDs.
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Xenakis. The Electroacoustic music
Wednesday 23 May 2012 - 09:00 to Friday 25 May 2012 - 09:30
Paris 8 University
Scientific direction Makis Solomos
The electroacoustic works of Xenakis form only about a tenth of his output, but they are very important.
Indeed, most of them – from Diamorphoses to S.709, via Concret PH, Bohor, Persepolis, Polytope de Cluny, La Légende d’Eer, Mycènes alpha, Voyage absolu des Unari vers Andromède, Gendy3…– mark out the history of electroacoustic music as so many masterpieces of originality and absolute innovation.
Moreover, Xenakis had the opportunity of working with both the techniques of musique concrète and of electronic music, thus covering both great areas of what is commonly referred to as electroacoustic music.
In addition, his polytopes, in which technology plays a major role, were pioneering achievements in the history of the multimedia arts.
Composed at key moments in his evolution, these works can also be analysed for an understanding of the various aspects of the musical, theoretical, philosophical and interdisciplinary ideas of Xenakis: investigations into noise, stochastics, granular theory, experiments with spatialisation, inter-artistic projects…
It is also crucial to emphasise the fact that these works are very closely related to his instrumental music (there are, for example, many affinities between La Légende d’Eer and the orchestral work Jonchaies).
(Wednesday, Amphi X, 16h-18h)
Directed by Guillaume Loizillon (Paris 8 University), Nathanaëlle Raboisson (Motus/Paris 8 University)
Iannis Xenakis Exhibition
(Exhibition hall, 24 May - 4 June)
Exhibition prepared by the Cdmc.
Conception Sharon Kanach, Katherine Vayne
Lectures communicated on paper
Renaud Meric (musicologist, Marseilles, France)
Concret PH, a composed space?
Andrea Arcella, Stefano Silvestri (composer-researcher/master student in computer science and electronic music, Conservatory of Naples, Italy)
Analogique A and B. A computer model of the compositional process
Download the written communication here
Makis Solomos, Guillaume Loizillon, Anne Sedes (Paris 8 University), Laure Marcel-Berlioz, Katherine Vayne (Cdmc), Daniel Teruggi (GRM), Vincent Laubeuf (Motus)
Antonios Antonopoulos (Thessalonica University, Greece), Moreno Andreatta (Ircam, France), Gérard Assayag (Ircam, France), Anne-Sylvie Barthel-Calvet (Paul Verlaine-Metz University, France), Pierre-Albert Castanet (Rouen University, France), Jean-Marc Chouvel (Rheims University, France), Agostino Di Scipio (Conservatorio di Napoli e di l’Aquila, Italy), Simon Emmerson (De Montfort University, UK), Dimitris Exarchos (University of London, UK), Reinhold Friedl (Berlin, Germany), Anastasia Georgaki (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece), Benoît Gibson (Evora University, Portugal), James Harley (University of Guelph, Canada), Peter Hoffmann (Berlin), Boris Hofmann (Berlin), Guillaume Loizillon (Paris 8 University, France), Mikhail Malt (Ircam, France), Kostas Paparrigopoulos (Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece), Gerard Pape (Paris, France), Curtis Roads (Media Arts and Technology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA), Stephan Schaub (Unicamp, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil), Anne Sedes (Paris 8 University, France), Benny Sluchin (Ircam, France), Giorgia Spiropoulos (Greece), Makis Solomos (Paris 8 University, France), Ronald Squibbs (University of Connecticut, USA), Martin Supper (Universität der Künste, Berlin), Daniel Teruggi (GRM, France), Horacio Vaggione (Paris 8 University, France).
Patricia Bizzotto, Vincent Guiot, students at Paris 8
Université Paris 8 Saint-Denis
2 Rue de la Liberté
Metro 13 Saint-Denis Université
All lectures, unless otherwise indicated, are given in hall B 106
The concerts take place in Amphi X
Partnership Cdmc | Université Paris 8, E.A. 1572
Musicology, æsthetics, dance and musical creation
In collaboration with the GRM and Motus
With the support of the Sacem, the Salabert Foundation and Éditions Salabert