MERCREDIS DE STMS : Claudia Jane Scroccaro and Joao SVIDZINSKI

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Today Mercredis de STMS welcomes Claudia Jane Scroccaro and Joao Svidzinski, composers working at Ircam as RIM, one for the Education Department and the other one for the Production Department.

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Claudia Jane Scroccaro

Title: The concept of 'Additive synthesis of harmonic rhythms' in composing the [S]toccata, for piano solo                                  

This talk will offer an overview of some of the processes that were used to compose works such as the piano [S]toccata, the Overdrive trio and the High Voltage Toccata for Organ solo.
The concept of ‘Additive synthesis of rhythms’ was developed along a personal research interest, in achieving processes that would connect the instrumental writing with the principal techniques of sound synthesis. Some examples of algorithms developed in OpenMusic, as well as some intermediate sketches illustrating the structure of the piece will be shown.

Claudia Jane Scroccaro is an Italian composer of instrumental and electroacoustic music teaching Computer Aided Composition and Electronic music at IRCAM, in Paris. In the constant search for a theatrical dimension of sound, her music explores a dramaturgy that alternates between kaleidoscopic movements - with a focus on rhythmic aspects - and introspective explorations, capable of projecting the listener into immersive spaces.

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 Title: Research-creation projects with an object-oriented approach: analysis-creation, virtual reality and networked music.


The objective of this seminar is to present my current research axes in order to awaken potential collaborations within IRCAM. After obtaining, in 2018, my PhD in Aesthetics, Sciences and Technologies of the Arts, specializing in music at the University of Paris 8, I have been working at Ircam, since 2020, as a RIM in production. The subject of my thesis was the application of the object-oriented approach for the analysis and creation of music using computer music. This approach links the activity of composer and researcher, including music analysis and computer development. From 2016 to 2022, I was the scientific manager of music-science projects at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord. Among the most recent research-creation achievements, there is the analysis, development and creation of the new real-time interactive version of Jean-Claude Risset's Inharmonique (1977). This work is part of the analysis-creation axis, as Risset's work is intimately linked to the creation of new original pieces. This line of work is currently continuing with the analysis of Emmanuel Nunes' pieces with softwares such as Antesocofo and Faust. As for virtual reality and networked music, these are the ramifications of a research on the re-evaluation of the organization of concerts in the context of crisis and social distancing, carried out between 2020 and 2022, at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord with the collaboration of the Scrime laboratory of the University of Bordeaux.



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