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Nous sommes désolés d’annoncer l’annulation du Forum Ircam HLM à Montréal.

Au vu des risques pour la santé posés par le Coronavirus, les difficultés de voyages internationaux de plusieurs intervenants, cela semble la seule décision possible.

Nous suivons les directives du service de santé publique du Québec, qui vient d’interdire les grands événements publics et recommande l’auto-isolement pour les visiteurs internationaux.

Les universités locales annulent également les conférences et concerts, y compris la plupart des pièces prévues pour les concerts du Forum Ircam.

Nous espérons que certaines conférences et concerts pourront être reprogrammés à l’automne 2020 , bien que la planification ne soit pas encore en place et  que nous soyons probablement confrontés à des défis budgétaires.

Si nous serons en mesure de reprogrammer les conférences et démo du Forum Ircam pour une date ultérieure, nous nous ferons un plaisir de vous prévenir en priorité et enverrons de nouvelles invitations aux artistes et chercheurs sélectionnés.

Nous sommes en train de travailler avec la billetterie de McGill pour rembourser les frais d’inscription. Plus de détails à ce sujet seront annoncés dans les prochains jours.

C’est une grande déception de devoir annuler ce programme passionnant et varié. Nous espérons avoir la chance de vous rencontrer bientôt lors d’un prochain Forum à Paris à Montreal ou dans d’autres lieux hors les murs ! 

Avec tous nos regrets et nos voeux chaleureux de bonne santé ! 

Paola Palumbo Coordinator, IRCAM Forum forum-event [at] ircam.fr

Robert Hasegawa Organizer, IRCAM Forum Workshop hors les murs in Montreal robert.hasegawa [at] mcgill.ca


We are sorry to announce that we are cancelling the IRCAM Forum Workshop hors les murs in Montreal.

Given the health risks posed by the coronavirus and the difficulties of international travel during this time, this seems to be the only possible decision. We are following guidelines from Quebec's public health service, which has just banned large public events and is recommending self-isolation for international visitors. Local universities are also cancelling lectures and concerts, including most of the performances on the IRCAM Forum program.

We are hopeful that some of the planned concerts and talks of the Forum may be rescheduled for Fall 2020, though exact plans are not yet in place and we're faced with some budgetary challenges. If we are able to reschedule the workshop presentation/demo sessions for a future date, we will send new invitations to artists and researchers already selected for the cancelled April event.

We plan to work with the McGill ticketing office to refund registration fees. More details on this will be announced soon.

It's a great disappointment to have to cancel the exciting and wide-ranging program of talks and demos planned for April. We hope that you'll have many other opportunities to present this research and artwork, and that we'll have a chance to meet another time at an IRCAM Forum event in Paris, Montreal, or one of the other hors les murs locations!

Wishing you good health and fortitude in these challenging times,

Paola Palumbo Coordinator, IRCAM Forum forum-event [at] ircam.fr

Robert Hasegawa Organizer, IRCAM Forum Workshop hors les murs in Montreal robert.hasegawa [at] mcgill.ca


Spatialization, Orchestration, Perception
IRCAM Forum Workshop
Montreal, April 2–5, 2020

Contemporary music practitioners and scholars from McGill University, the Université de Montréal, the Société des Arts Technologiques, Le Vivier, and the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) come together to investigate different aspects of musical space and timbre. This series of research presentations and concerts marks the first time Paris-based IRCAM has visited Canada through their hors les murs workshop series.

The IRCAM Forum Workshop in Montreal will include three days of presentations by Forum members, IRCAM developers and composers, visiting artists and scholars, and researchers from the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT), McGill University, and the Université de Montréal. Guest composers Georgia Spiropoulos, Sasha J. Blondeau, and Carmine Emanuele Cella will discuss their work. Workshop sites will include the SAT, the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, and the Faculté de musique of the Université de Montréal. We will also present more than forty presentations and demonstrations from our open call for proposals. The languages of the Workshop are English and French, with the majority of presentations from visiting IRCAM researchers and artists to be presented in English.

Online registration for the IRCAM Forum Workshop is now available through the Schulich School of Music box office. Participants can register in the IRCAM Forum Workshop for the full three days of talks, demonstrations, and workshops ($200 full price, $100 for students with valid ID) or for just one of the three days ($80 full price, $40 for students—limited quantities of one-day registrations available). Workshop registration does not include tickets to the associated evening concerts: for details on these concerts, see the schedule below. 


Workshop schedule overview

  • April 3, 2020, 9:00-18:00, Société des arts technologiques, 1201 boulevard St-Laurent  
    Presentations and demos by IRCAM developers/composers and invited guest artists/researchers in the Satosphère and Espace SAT
    6:00 p.m. End-of-day reception
  • April 4, 2020, 10:00-18:00, Université de Montréal, Faculté de musique, 220 avenue Vincent-D'Indy
    Presentations and demos by IRCAM developers/composers and invited guest artists/researchers
  • April 5, 2020, 10:00-17:00, Schulich School of Music of McGill University, 527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
    Presentations and demos by IRCAM developers/composers and invited guest artists/researchers
    5:15 p.m. CIRMMT Distinguished Lecture by Carmine Emanuele Cella: "Can Picasso think in shapes?" [FB]
     

Concerts

  • April 2, 2020, 19:30, Université de Montréal, Faculté de musique, Salle Claude-Champagne, 220 avenue Vincent-D'Indy
    Concert 1: (d)Tourner
    Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne with the Ensemble de musique contemporaine de l’Université de Montréal
    Works by JÉRÔME COMBIER, PHILIPPE LEROUX, SERGE ARCURI
    Free admissionmore information [FB]
  • April 3, 2020, 20:00, Le Vivier, Amphithéâtre du Gesù, 1200 rue de Bleury
    Concert 2: Voi(Rex)
    Ensemble Paramirabo
    Works by PHILIPPE LEROUX, JAMES O'CALLAGHAN, ZOSHA DI CASTRI
    Tickets: $18 presale, $35 at the door ($25 for registered workshop participants)more information [FB]
  • April 4, 2020, 19:30, Schulich School of Music of McGill University, MMR (Music Multimedia Room), 527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
    Concert 3: Germination
    In this live@CIRMMT concert, the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble plays music by JEAN-LUC HERVÉ, SASHA J. BLONDEAU, JONAS REGNIER
    Free admission with advance reservationmore information [FB]
  • April 5, 2020 13:30 and 15:30 (same program), Schulich School of Music of McGill University, Wirth Opera Studio, 527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
    Concert 4: Roll... n'Roll... n'Roll
    The McGill Digital Composition Studio presents new music for solo instruments and electronics with guest artists Alexandra Tibbitts and Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin
    Works by GEORGIA SPIROPOULOS, SEAN FERGUSON, JOY BLANCHARD, JONAS REGNIER, XUE HAN
    Free admission for IRCAM Forum Workshop participants registered for April 5
  • April 5, 2020, 20:00, Le Vivier, Amphithéâtre du Gesù, 1200 rue de Bleury
    Concert 5: Nine Rivers 
    Percussion sextet Sixtrum plays music by CARMINE EMANUELE CELLA, JAMES DILLON, TAN DUN, ONDŘEJ ADÁMEK
    Tickets: $18 presale, $35 at the door ($25 for registered workshop participants)more information [FB]
     

Associated events

  • April 2, 2020, 10:00-17:00, Schulich School of Music of McGill University, A-832/33, 527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
    ACTOR Project Symposium
    Members of the ACTOR Project (Analysis, Creation, and Teaching of Orchestration) will present research on orchestration and timbre. This event is co-sponsored by ACTOR and CIRMMT, and is open to the public. Exact schedule TBA.
  • April 2, 2020, 18:00-20:00, Société des arts technologiques, 1201 boulevard St-Laurent
    Les rencontres LabSessions visent à offrir une vitrine et un tremplin aux artistes émergent·e·s en arts numériques. Les soirées sont aussi un lieu d'échanges et de rencontres pour les artistes, intervenants et organismes du milieuplus d'information
    The LabSessions meetings offer a showcase and launchpad for emergent creators in digital art. The evenings are also a place for exchanges and encoutners for artists, curators, and organizationsmore information 

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