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Research & Creativity meeting : the composer Jaroslaw Kapuscinski

2014-03-27 - 2014-03-27

12:00 - 13:00

IRCAM , Paris, France, 75004, France


Les Séminaires Recherche & Création sont l’occasion de découvrir le travail d’un compositeur en résidence à l’Ircam ou bien de pénetrer dans les coulisses d’un projet de création. A découvrir : enjeux et problématiques de composition, développements informatiques nouveaux, collaborations avec les laboratoires de recherche.

The goal of Research & Creativity Seminar is to discover work of a composer at Ircam. Composition and software development questions.

Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, composer

Intermedia Composition works


Kapuscinski’s artistic premise is to compose structurally intergrated intermedia works, in which sounds and images are given equal importance and are developed either simultaneously or in constant awareness of each other. In performance he controls projections of video, sound and computer-generated graphics by playing the piano (Disklavier+Max/MSP/Jitter).  His particular interest lies in composing free and abstract narratives that emerge between aural and visual layers. At the heart of this approach lies the concept of metaphor and interplay of structural and semantic errors.


Jarosław Kapuściński is an intermedia composer and pianist whose work has been presented at New York’s MoMA; ZKM in Karlsruhe; the Museum of Modern Art, Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou in Paris; and Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, among others. He has received numerous awards, including at the UNESCO Film sur l’Art festival in Paris, VideoArt Festival Locarno, and the Festival of New Cinema and New Media in Montréal. He was first trained as a classical pianist and composer at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and expanded into multimedia during a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada (1988) and through doctoral studies at the University of California, San Diego (1992-1997). Kapuscinski is actively involved in intermedia education. Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Composition at Stanford University.

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Free access / Seminar in English