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Replay – Cultural Heritage, IRCAM

05/2022 Ircam – FR

In the framework of the Replay cultural heritage activity in Paris (and surroundings), IRCAM implements the project REPLAY, in a secondary school based in Bagneux.

Starting with the piece Come out (1966) by Steve Reich, and a choreography of the piece created by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in 1982, Fase, students are invited to discover and reinterpret it in their own way, using and discovering Ircam’s technologies. This “replay” allows them to discover the piece, understand it and make it their own. The “final piece” will be performed at the Centre Pompidou in May 2022.

For whom?

As part of its educational and cultural activities for young people and in order to involve the young public of a district of the city of Bagneux, in the southern suburbs of Paris, who are not familiar with these artistic disciplines, Ircam is designing multidisciplinary artistic and cultural education programmes for the school years 2020-2023 for the city’s primary and secondary students.

The goals of the programme:

  • to discover the specificities of Ircam
  • To use the tools of Audionumerical platform
  • To understand, appropriate and recreate a contemporary music piece
  • to participate collectively in the production of a final piece, to be performed publicly

at the end of the workshop.

© Sophie Chassard


The programme for 2021-2022:

For this year, as a starting point for the project, Ircam selected the piece Come Out

from Phase by Steve Reich as one of the founding pieces within American minimalist movement. The choreography of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and entitled Fase, will also be studied as the relationship between the two artworks, and the different disciplines: music, dance and moving image.

The participants are 14 voluntary students from a cross-sectional class of the “Les cordées de la réussite”* programme aged 14-15 years old. The workshop is led by the documentalist and an art teacher, encouraging a transdisciplinary approach to the activity.

* “ Les cordées de la réussite » is a public programme of the Ministry of Education.

Based on the principle of solidarity between secondary schools and higher education establishments or high schools with professional education programmes, the “cordées de la réussite” offers continuous and progressive support, to enable each student to develop his or her own personal career plan.

During 6 workshops of 2 hours each, from December to June the students will:

  • Discover the music piece “Come out” and the dance choreography and film and their relationships to each other
  • Collect “sound material”
  • Create a sound piece
  • Present their work at a public presentation in May at the Centre Pompidou Art Center and also in their own school.

© Sophie Chassard

Project calendar:

First meeting on December 16: presentation of Ircam by Claudia Scroccaro

6th January Workshop session

13th January Workshop session

20th January Workshop session

17th March Workshop session

19th May, 10h Restitution  at the Centre Pompidou (for reservations contact


Reference work :
Come Out, excerpt from Fase: Four Movements to the Music by Steve Reich.
Music by Steve Reich, with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, film by Thierry De Mey


Collège Joliot Curie, Bagneux
Documentalist: Saida Bouaiss
Computer music Designer in charge of education/ teacher IRCAM : Claudia Jane Scroccaro


Supported by: Foundation Fiminco, Mairie de Bagneux.

Organized in partnership with :
Divertimento Ensemble - IT, Gaudeamus - NL, Mixtur - ES, Ultima - NO
What’s on :
Salome Bazin


Thursday 19th May 2022

Restitution of the Replay project at the Centre Pompidou

As part of the national restitution day of the Ateliers de la Création at the Centre Pompidou, a day dedicated to the presentation of the sound pieces created by the students of our educational activities, the students of the Replay project presented their sound creation entitled: "Je sais pas quoi faire comme bruit" ("I don't know what to do for noise"). The piece is composed of sounds recorded by the students during the workshops and then edited on Audacity software. The final mixing was done by Ircam educator Claudia Jane Scroccaro. On the morning, the students presented their project to the other participating classes. The afternoon was devoted to a visit of the Ircam and the Centre Pompidou.