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Agora 2007 - Utopia ExoticaIrcam - Centre Pompidou


Utopia: Opening

The pioneering spirit of Edgard Varèse, whose poème électronique will be presented with the film "Virtual Electronic Poem", a project coordinated by Professor Vincenzo Lombardo that reconstructs Poème électronique originally imagined by Le Corbusier inspires Agora and surrounds a young composer's musical creation.

8:30pm / Centre Pompidou (Grande salle) and IRCAM (Espace de projection) | Wednesday, June 6


Exotica calls upon sixty percussions from all across the world. The performers, that do not necessarily master the entire catalog of these instruments, make up for this limitation with song.

8pm / Musée du quai Branly, Théâtre Claude Levi-Strauss | Thursday, June 7

Workshops CNSMD of Paris

Young instrumentalists from the CNSMD of Paris present the IRCAM carried out work at the public, within the framework of master classes around mixed works.

6pm-8pm / IRCAM, salle Stravinsky | Friday, June 8 and Wednesday, 20

Exotica: Toward the Orient

Maison de Radio France, Salle Olivier Messiaen

Claude Vivier, who studied under Stockhausen for two years, began his journey in music magnetized by Eastern and Balinese music.

Exotica: Toward the Orient I | Saturday, June 9
Exotica: Toward the Orient II | Saturday, June 9

© F. Kleinefenn


7:30pm / IRCAM, Espace de projection | Thursday, June 14

Sketch Books: dance and music

The study concentrates a problem and its solution in a limited time or space. Associating technical prowess, instrumental virtuosity, and compositional genius, the study is found in music like in painting, in architecture like in dance.

9pm / Centre Pompidou, Grande salle | Thursday, June 14

Space: Lichtung

Lichtung (the clearing) by the Portuguese composer Emmanuel Nunes is presented here in its third finality. Heir to Stockhausen in his conception of a work of art as a living organism, Nunes organizes his grand work through numbers of cycles and groupings.

8pm / Cité de la musique, Salle des concerts | Friday, June 15

Words of Stefano Gervasoni

The poetics of Stefano Gervasoni spring up shockingly between the resonant and the scarcely uttered. Simplicity becomes ambiguity, the surface composed infinitely of timbres becomes the depth of perception.

5pm / IRCAM, Espace de projection | Sunday, June 17

Improvisations Emmanuel Nunes

8pm / IRCAM, Espace de projection | Tuesday, June 19


A trampoline for new creation in two jumps - the initial sketch worked on with the musicians that preceded the confirmation of the work's creation. These four creations mix with an early work by the now prominent artist, Michael Jarrell.

8:30pm / IRCAM, Espace de projection | Friday, June 22