[ 21. September 2011 ]

CALL – „Xenakis and Electro-acoustic Music,“ Université Paris 8, 23-25 May 2012

Von: christine beckett
Datum: 21. September 2011 05:06:58 MESZ
Betreff: Call for papers: „Xenakis and Electro-acoustic Music,“
Université Paris 8, 23-25 May 2012

Call for papers for the symposium:

Xenakis’ electroacoustic music

Université Paris 8, E.A. 1572 Esthétique, musicologie, danse et
création musicale in collaboration with Cdmc, Grm, Cix, Ircam, Motus

23-25 may 2012

Xenakis’ electroacoustic works are relatively few in his whole
production, but they are very important. Indeed, most of them – from
Diamorphoses through to S.709: Concret PH, Bohor, Persepolis, Polytope
de Cluny, La Légende d’Eer, Mycènes alpha, Voyage absolu des Unari
vers Andromède, Gendy3… – punctuate the history of electroacoustic
music as masterpieces full of originality and innovation. Besides,
Xenakis worked both on musique concrète and with electronic music
techniques, covering both fields of what is called electroacoustic
music. Moreover, his polytopes, where technology plays a major role,
are pioneer realizations in the history of multimedia art.

As they are composed at important moments of Xenakis’ evolution, these
electroacoustic works can also be analyzed to understand the various
aspects of his musical, theoretical, aesthetic and interdisciplinary
thought: research on noise, granular theory, experimentations on
spatialization, inter-artistic realizations… It is also important to
notice the fact that these works have a strong relationship with his
instrumental music (for instance, there are many affinities between La
Légende d’Eer and the orchestral work Jonchaies).

This symposium wishes to gather researchers from all around the world
– well-known specialists of Xenakis’ music or young researchers –, to
analyze his electroacoustic music, focusing on topics such as:

-Xenakis and musique concrète
-Xenakis and electronic music
-relationship to other medias: polytopes, film music, music for ballet
-the granular paradigm-research on spatialization-relationship to
instrumental music
-analytical approaches
-historical approaches
-aesthetic approaches
-posterity of Xenakis’ research: composers, technologies…

These topics are merely suggestions. The scientific committee will
examine all proposals.

Official languages: English, French

Concerts of Xenakis’ electroacoustic music will be held during the

Organising committee:
Makis Solomos, Guillaume Loizillon, Anne Sedes (Université Paris 8),
Laure Marcel-Berlioz, Katherine Vayne (Cdmc), Daniel Teruggi (Grm),
Sharon Kanach (Cix), Moreno Andreatta (Ircam), Vincent Laubeuf (Motus),

Scientific committee:
Antonios Antonopoulos (University of Thessaloniki, Greece),
Moreno Andreatta (Ircam, France),
Gérard Assayag (Ircam, France),
Anne-Sylvie Barthel-Calvet (Université Paul Verlaine-Metz, France),
Pierre-Albert Castanet (Université de Rouen, France),
Jean-Marc Chouvel (Université de Reims, France),
Agostino Di Scipio (Conservatorio di Napoli e di L’Aquila, Italy),
Dimitris Exarchos (University of London, Great Britain),
Reinhold Friedl (Berlin, Germany),
Anastasia Georgaki (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
Greece), Benoît Gibson (University of Evora, Portugal),
James Harley (University of Guelph, Canada),
Peter Hoffmann (Berlin),
Boris Hofmann (Berlin),
Sharon Kanach (CIX, France)
Guillaume Loizillon (Université Paris 8, France),
Mikhail Malt (Ircam, France),
Kostas Paparrigopoulos (Technological Educational Institute of Crete,
Gérard Pape (Paris, France),
Curtis Roads (Media Arts and Technology, University of Calfornia,
Santa Barbara, USA),
Stephan Schaub,
Anne Sedes (Université Paris 8, France),
Benny Sluchin (Ircam, France),
Giorgia Spiropoulos (Greece),
Makis Solomos (Université Paris 8, France),
Ronald Squibbs (University of Connecticut, U.S.A.),
Martin Supper (Akademie der Künste, Berlin),
Daniel Teruggi (GRM, France), Horacio Vaggione (Université Paris 8,

Proposals of papers:
Proposals of papers should include an abstract of 600 to 1000 words
(additional to a bibliography) and a short CV. They should be sent
before the 1st of January 2012 to Makis.Solomos@univ-paris8.fr