Scientific Events

IRCAM’s Research Exposed

Virtuoso artistic technique fades behind its subject, successful innovation filters the complexity of its implementation for simple uses, but the scientific and technical foundations on which their productions rely are less familiar and require their own means of diffusion. This is true of the research carried out at IRCAM*; it relies on a hundred researchers, but the projects and their results are only seen in a very general way beyond the specialized communities for which they is are intended: artistic, scientific, and industrial.


This year’s edition of ManiFeste offers six days – from June 12th through the 18th – of public events that will shed light on these research projects and their relationships with different domains. An active member of Cap Digital since its beginning, IRCAM has joined forces with the Futur en Seine festival to present technologies made in IRCAM, bringing together researchers, manufacturers, and guest artists. As one of the festival’s highlights, IRCAM is hosting an open house on June 14, taking over the place Igor Stravinsky, the institute’s underground spaces, and the Studio 13/16 at the Centre Pompidou offering conferences, presentations of interactive systems, workshops for teens, and meetings with the researchers.

June 16, 17 and 18 are dedicated to two scientific symposiums “MOvement and COmputing 14” and “Composing (with) Gesture” that address the theme of gesture and movement via the transversal regards of dance, computer science, cognitive sciences combined with contemporary musicology. These events demonstrate, through the range of their approaches, the multiple facets of the multidisciplinary research that is the very foundation of the institute’s dynamic innovation in art-science-technology interaction.

* Carried out primarily in the framework of the mixed STMS research lab (Sciences and Technologies for Music and Sound) housed by IRCAM which benefits from the support of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the CNRS, the University Pierre and Marie Curie, and Inria.