Last advances in science and technology meet with music at the first Ircam Forum in Chile

Last advances in science and technology meet with music at the first Ircam Forum in Chile

#Composers and researchers from the world of mathematics, computer science, and engineering will review cutting-edge technological tools and software that today support musical creation. The meeting organized by the Center for Mathematical Modeling, the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique of France, and other institutions will hold concerts, talks, and workshops for the general public at GAM from 11 to 14 October.




An innovative initiative mixing music and technology will take place from 11 to 14 October at the Gabriela Mistral Center. Ircam Forum 2017 will be held for the first time in Chile. It will bring together national scientists and artists with their French pairs from the prestigious Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (Ircam).

They will share with the audience in forums, workshops, concerts, and interdisciplinary activities. Attendants will review the latest advances in research by connecting music, sound, engineering, computer science, and mathematics. The contribution of artificial intelligence to the creation, orchestration and musical improvisation; the development of new programming languages based on systems theories for musical analysis, and the use of the mathematical properties of waves and sound to combat diseases and listen to mountains, are some of the topics addressed in this meeting.

These lectures will be given by leading French researchers Carlos Agón, the University of Paris VI and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS); Jean-Louis Giavitto, director of research at the CNRS, and Philippe Esling, associate professor of research and coordination in aquatic/music in Paris (Ircam) since 2013. Chileans Axel Osses and Jaime Ortega, from the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) of the University of Chile, and Rodrigo Cádiz, from the Music Institute of the Catholic University, will give a talk, too.

The Forum will also feature workshops by renowned composers. One of them is the Spanish Héctor Parra, who won the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Foundation’s German Composition Award. He has cultivated a musical work based on sound research with electronic elements. Another is the Chilean José Miguel Fernández. He was part of the awarded album “50 años de música electroacústica en Chile” and will share his creation and experience in experimental electro-acoustic music.

A concert will include works of these two composers. The Ensemble of Professors of the Department of Music and Sonology (DMUS) of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Chile under the direction of Andrés Maupoint will perform them.

Driven by Ircam –the institute founded in 1970 by renowned composer Pierre Boulez on behalf of President Georges Pompidou– this forum had its headquarters in Seoul, Buenos Aires, Taiwan and Sao Paulo in the past. In Chile, CMM, the Department of Music and Sonology of the University of Chile, and the Institute of Music of the Pontificia Universidad Católica join the organization of the activity. Dirac, the French Embassy, the French Institute and the Vice-rectorate for Research of the University of Chile support them. The Gabriela Mistral Center collaborates.

Admission to all activities is by previous registration.

Posted on Oct 2, 2017 in Frontpage, News