The Institute for Research and Coordination Acoustic/Music. It is one of the world’s largest public research centers dedicated to both musical expression and scientific research. IRCAM is a unique location where artistic sensibilities collide with scientific and technological innovation. Frank Madlener has directed the institute since 2006. IRCAM’s three principal activities – creation, research, transmission – are manifest in IRCAM’s Parisian concert season, in the institute’s annual festival, and in productions throughout France and abroad.
IRCAM is a major center of musical creation as well as being a production location and a unique residence for international composers. The institute’s season is full of unique encounters with composers and artists from the contemporary stage and it supports contemporary composition with a commission policy. Numerous artist-in-residence programs result in the creation of multi-disciplinary projects (music, dance, video, theater and film). Finally, the institute’s annual festival, AGORA, makes contemporary music creation available to the public.
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