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01/2024 Ircam – FR

Percussionists from the BL!NDMAN collective [drums]

Teaching team: Martin Matalon (composer), Eric Sleichim (BL!NDMAN artistic director), Serge Lemouton & NN (IRCAM computer music designers)
Videoconference meetings between December 2023 and April 2024
Preparatory session from Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 February 2024 at IRCAM
ManiFeste Academy Workshop: Monday June 10 to Friday June 21, 2024 at CENTQUATRE-PARIS

An inspired synthesis of instrumental music and the multiple possibilities of electronics, mixed music for solo percussionist and electronics offers a flexible, yet powerful profusion of sound. On one side, we have the rich palette of the soloist, with their dramatic presence on stage, their virtuosity, their rich sounds, their experience, their charisma… on the other, all the extensions of sound, timbre, space and time, as well as the possibility of superimposing several sound planes that electronics make possible.

Composer Martin Matalon and the BL!NDMAN [drums] collective are offering six young composers a cinema-concert workshop, in which they will create original scores for silent comedy films. Several composers will be able to share the musical setting of the same medium-length film. Others may propose different compositions for the same short film.

This Collaboratory workshop will also welcome one ULYSSES-endorsed composer (tbc) on his or her ULYSSES Journey.


Stage 1 – January 2024 – Introduction videoconference meeting

Stage 2 – Wednesday, February 21 to Friday, February 23, 2024 – Preparatory work session at IRCAM

Stage 3 – March, April, May 2024 – Composition

Stage 4 – June 10 to 21, 2024 – Workshop at CENTQUATRE-PARIS

The workshop leads to a public performances on Thursday June 20 and Friday June 21, 2024.

More information on IRCAM’s website

Blindman collective / Photo: Guy Kokken

Blindman collective / Photo: Guy Kokken

Organized in partnership with :
Divertimento Ensemble - IT, impuls - AT, Royaumont foundation - FR, Time of Music - FI
Blindman collective / Photo: Guy Kokken