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” form Fase by Steve Reich, and the dance film made by Thierry De Mey, 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 June 2022.
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:
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 Fase by Steve Reich as one of the founding pieces within American minimalist movement. The choreography of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and the dance film made by Thierry De Mey, also 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:
• Present their work at a public presentation in June in the Centre Pompidou Art Center and also in their own school.
© Sophie Chassard
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
12th May (tbc) Restitution at the Centre Pompidou
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.