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HookedonMusic website attracted over 15k players

Now more than 15k music lovers played #HookedonMusic, but we could use some more...

Revue de web

IRCAM - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:00

Suivez l'actualité de l'Ircam dans les médias

Internship/traineeship opportunity with Pedestrian Arts

Paid opportunities to train as a music tutor with Leicester-based Pedestrian Arts. Further details here: Note deadline is September 12th! (SA 5.9)

No booking at BEK this week

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:46

Due to our participation at alt_cph the booking of equipment and rooms will e closed from Wed 3. until Thu. 9 Sept.

Journal article published in Frontiers in Cognitive Science

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:10

Our open access journal article on string quartet interdependence for the Performance Science topic of

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Seminar by Mark Sandler on Semantic Audio

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:53
8 Sep 2014

Mark Sandler, from the Centre for Digital Music of Queen Mary University of London, gives a seminar on monday September 8th 2104 at 15:00h in room 55.309 on "Semantic Audio: combining semantic

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FRI Student Affairs Availability during Enrolment

FRI - News and Events - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:00

In July, our faculty relocated to a brand new building.

Integrating high level information into state of the art language and speaker recognition systems

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:00

Time: Fri 2014-08-29 15.00 - 17.00

Location: TMH, Room Fantum, 5th floor, Lindstedtsvägen 24

Type of event: Seminars

Saison 2014.15

IRCAM - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:00

Découvrez la nouvelle saison artistique de l'Ircam (concerts, spectacles, opéra, théâtre...) et achetez vos places en ligne.

Video tutorial "Sound Maps of Nature"

Phonos project - UPF - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:15
Wednesday, 2014, August 27 - 17:15Media

AES E-News: August 26, 2014

AES E-News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:08
1. 137th Convention
2. John Krivit is new President-Elect
3. Upcoming Conferences
4. New Member Benefit
5. Job Board Update
6. AES Journal July/August Issue

Présences électronique Genève - novembre 2014

INA-GRM - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:10
21 Novembre, 2014 - 22 Novembre, 2014

21+22 novembre 2014





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PRESENCES électronique Paris - Mars 2015

INA-GRM - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:52
6 Mars, 2015 - 8 Mars, 2015

6+7+8 mars 2015

En coproduction avec le CENTQUATRE et RadioFrance




PRESENCES électronique 2015

Vendredi 6 mars

19 h (Salle 400)


Ilhan MIMAROGLU (1926-2012)


21h (Nef Curial)

Vincent-Raphaël CARINOLA





Samedi 7 mars

16 h (Salle 400)

Sophie AGNEL

Frederick GALIAY


18h (Salle 400)

Pionnières de la musique électronique par Carole RIEUSSEC


20h (Nef Curial)






Dimanche 8 mars

16 h (Salle 400)

Knud VIKTOR (1924 – 2013)



18h (Salle 400)


Benjamin THIGPEN


20h (Nef Curial)




Charles COHEN


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Akousma-MPAA- Octobre 2014

INA-GRM - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:41
9 Octobre, 2014 - 12 Octobre, 2014

9+10+11+12 octobre 2014

PARIS/MPAA Saint-Germain





Jeudi 9 Octobre 19h30 : « L’art des sons en quadriphonie »

Bernard PARMEGIANI (1927 – 2013) « Capture éphémère » (1967)

Alain SAVOURET « Valse molle » (1971)

John CHOWNING « Turenas » (1972)

Alejandro VIÑAO « Hendrix haze » (1983)

Kazuyuki Kishino NULL « Cryptozoon quadriphonic » (2013)


Vendredi 10 octobre 19h30

Bernard PARMEGIANI « Rêveries » (2007)

Jacques LEJEUNE « Parages » (1972/1974)

Françoise BARRIERE "Hera Acedia", arioso pour voix, images et électroacoustique

voix et images : Clarisse CLOZIER, création française


Samedi 11 octobre 19h30

Bernard PARMEGIANI « L’instant mobile » (1966)

Monique JEAN « T.A.G. » création française

Christophe RUETSCH « Point de fuite » création, commande Ina GRM

Pierre-Yves MACÉ « Phonotopies 1 » création, commande Ina GRM


Dimanche 12 octobre 18h00

Concert des lauréats du concours Banc d’essai


Corsin VOGEL « Varèse Expanded »

Jules WYSOCKI « Esquisse aux cris »

Aymeric BORNE « Contemplation de l'Evolution »

Ludwig BERGER « Mapping of hypothetical islands of the scale 1:1»

Florent COLAUTTI « Jupiter »

Gianluca VERLINGIERI « Fontana Remix »

Maxime BARTHELEMY « Bleu, Blanche, Rouges »

: SUCH : « Monte-Charge »

Rafael MUNOZ GOMEZ « Stuck »


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Benjamin Thigpen residency, Rust concert

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:38

The composer and musician Benjamin Thigpen is currently artist in residency at USF. In addition to electroacoustic composition, he performs live as an electronic musician. On September 2 Rust (Jean-François Laporte and Benjamin Thigpen) will give a concert and post-concert presentation at the Landmark, in Bergen. The will use and discuss the new instrumental configurations that they have been developing over the past year. BEK supports the residency. The concert is organised by Ny Musikk Bergen.

In addition to electroacoustic composition, I perform live as an electronic musician, primarily in the context of two duos – Rust, with Jean-François Laporte and Les Frères Bobine, with Stefano Bassanese. For these musical activities I construct my own electroacoustic instruments.

“Les Frères Bobine (Benjamin Thigpen and Stefano Bassanese) use inductors, coils, small metallic objects, amplifiers and computers to generate silent magnetic feedback loops. These “electromagnetic oscillators” are our instruments – at once material and virtual, digital, analog and acoustic. Through continual gestural control, we interact with them and influence them, without seeking total control. They behave like natural process, producing sounds that are fascinating, unpredictable and organic."

“Rust consists of Jean-François Laporte and Benjamin Thigpen playing newly-invented instruments – acoustic, electronic or electroacoustic. Since 2013, we have been developing our instrumentarium in a new direction. These configurations consist of numerous “prepared” piezoelectric contact microphones which are manipulated manually in conjunction with various vibrating objects and which are also brought into contact with small speakers and “exciters.” The signals produced in this way pass thru the computer where where the sound is further magnified and enriched. What results are complex fields of short-range acoustic feedback, an immersion in the materiality of sound, direct contact with vibrational energy, a sonic experience that is organic, physical, visceral – at times delicate and subtle, a times overpowering and extreme."

I am currently devoting a three-month artist’s residency at AIRBergen to the development of these two overlapping, intersecting instrumental configurations: soldering, building, exploring, experimenting, researching… It is a fantastic opportunity to systematically and methodically develop these instruments: giving all the time necessary to each element of the chain, moving gradually towards a setup that is ergonomic, portable and musically rich – varied, controllable (at least up to a point!) and fluid. It has become increasingly clear to me that this development will continue for many years, but here in Bergen I am laying a solid foundation for everything to come.

During this residency, the support of BEK has been incredibly helpful! Much of what I am doing would be much more difficult or totally impossible without the open access to the space and use of the tools.


Benjamin Thigpen, nomad, born in the United States, with degrees in English Literature, Comparative Literature and “Esthetics, Technologies and Artistic Creations,” immigrated to Paris at the age of 31. Since then, he has composed at GRM (Paris), at Musiques et Recherches (Belgium), at SCRIME (Bordeaux), at EMS (Stockholm), at the Visby International Centre for Composers (Sweden), at STEIM (Amsterdam), at Djerassi (California), at l’Espace Totem (Montreal), in his bedroom and in the train.

After 6 years at Ircam (Paris) and 7 at the Conservatory of Cuneo (Italy), he currently teaches computer music and (psycho)acoustics at Arts2 (Mons, Belgium), while also working as a free-lance programmer and musician.

He makes music for loudspeakers: electroacoustic works (composed on electromagnitic support); pieces for live computer performance; interactive music for computer and acoustic instrument(s); computer improvisation. His music is concerned with issues of energy, density, complexity, movement, simultaneity and violence, and he often works extensively with space as a primary compositional parameter. He thinks that music does not exist in time but rather creates it, and considers that music is not the art of sound but the art of the transcendence of sound.

Time and place:
  • AIR Bergen, USF - 01/07/2014 to 29/09/2014
  • Ny Musikk Bergen, Landmark - 02/09/2014 21:00


Music perception - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:31
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Issue 1, Page C1-C2, September 2014.
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Music perception - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:31
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Issue 1, Page iii, September 2014.
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The Coupling of Action and Perception in Musical Meaning Formation

Music perception - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:31
Pieter-Jan Maes, Edith Van Dyck, Micheline Lesaffre, Marc Leman and Pieter M. Kroonenberg
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Issue 1, Page 67-84, September 2014.
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