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SMAQRA: the emergence of hybrid string quartet

Beneficiary of a co-commission of the Centre Henri Pousseur and the Tana string quartet with the support of the Sacem for writing a “hybrid string quartet”, Juan Arroyo was recently in artistic research residency at IRCAM to develop chimeric potential of SmartInstruments. In this article, he presents of the genesis of the project and its concept.


ENTROPIA : Towards Immersive Electronic Performance and Sound Architecture in Real-time

Granted by Institut Français, electronic music composer Fraction (Eric Raynaud), was recently in residence at the Society for Arts and Technology in Montreal to create in the Satosphere, a unique immersive space, the basics of Entropia, a new ambisonics electronic performance, in real time, based on the complicity between Spat and graphic sequencer IANNIX. In this Tribune, he surveys the genesis and the concept of the project .


alarm/will/sound: A Multidisciplinary Research and Installation Project

An overview of the IRC Résidence en Recherche Musicale project “alarm/will/sound,” realised as a collaboration between composer Alexander Sigman, the IRCAM Sound Perception and Design (SPD) research team, and Stuttgart-based product designer/visual artist Matthias Megyeri. This article provides a bird’s-eye view of the project’s objectives, phases, and results, peppered with media examples.