Petersburg, mentions maintaining "creative contacts" with IRCAM
, however no corroboration could be found yet at IRCAM
In his published conversation with Boulez (based on the IRCAM
public debate), Foucault comments:
Born G, Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM
, Boulez and the institutionalization of the musical avant-garde, Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1995
Removal of graffiti and tags for the Centre Pompidou, IRCAM
and the Brancusi workshop.
Electronic music, by contrast, was invented by composers, at institutions like the WDR, IRCAM
in France, and the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center in the United States, and the fruits of its research were immediately absorbed into the then dominant compositional language of serialism.
While working at IRCAM
, Saariaho became acquainted with the French spectralist composers Tristan Murail and Gerard Grisey, and like them began to work on computer analyses of the sound-spectrum of individual notes as produced by different instruments.
Within the InterPARES framework, the MUSTICA initiative focused on providing preservation and access guidelines for interactive digital music commissioned by IRCAM
over the past thirty-five years.
As we know, the phenomenological direction drew From the theory and practice of Pierre SchaeiFer and GRM, the constructivist direction rather from the original praxis of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis, later on IRCAM
Having studied at Paris's famous electronic research centre IRCAM
, Saariaho worked extesively with electronics and computer technology in the 1980s and 1990s, but has more recently turned to a more simplified and melodic style.
For almost two decades, Aimard was known, if at all, as an exponent of the avant-garde, the house pianist of Pierre Boulez's IRCAM
center in Paris.
As well as making guest appearances alongside the world's leading orchestras Sonia regularly performs at many international music festivals such as Flanders, Shangai, Jerusalem, Strasbourg, Kuhmo, Monte Carlo, Aixen- Provence, Sintra, Ars Musica, IRCAM
, and Bath.
Listeners who know no Pierre Boulez, put off perhaps by stories of the cerebral music of his sternly uncompromising younger days, will be heartened and enthused by the opening sounds of this splendid new offering issued by the composer's own IRCAM
at the Pompidou Centre in Paris.