Specific Call Artistic Research Residency Programs
IRCAM is opening a very specific call for our artistic research residency program that offers artists of all disciplines the opportunity to collaborate with one or more IRCAM research teams.
This call focuses on specific topics outlined below. Due to the nature of the research at the institute and our programs, we accept very few proposals through our open calls.
A panel of experts will select artists based on the originality and professional excellence of the applicant’s work. If a project is accepted, artists benefit from access to state-of-the-art technological infrastructure and support from IRCAM's research groups and expert teams.
The structure and length of the residency is tailored to each individual artist and project. Duration of residencies can range from two weeks to six months during the period from November 2023 to December 2024.
Residents receive 1,800 euros per month. Applicants must secure funding for travel, lodging, and fees associated with their project.
The call for applications is open from March 1, to April 1, 2023 (midnight Paris time).
Successfull applications will be announced on June 5, 2023.
In 2022, our research teams propose that future residents work on one of the following three themes:
- Composing with audio-tactile vibrations
With the Sound Perception and Design Team and the Sound Movement Interaction Team
The two teams are interested in project proposals that could explore and implement issues addressed by audio-tactile approaches and devices for listening to sound and music. In fact, the combination of audio – either by air or bone conduction – and tactile stimulations can propose an altenative to create and diffuse sound and music either by multimodal integration or crossmodal enhancement perceptual and cognitve mechanisms. In this respect, wearable devices offer possible (but not exclusive) way to implement these new and more holistic experiences of vibrations. Moreover, these immplementtions could easily and interestingly be coupled with interactive, distributed and participatory paradigms to create and listen to music in challenging and innovative ways.
- Performing ludomusicality
With the Analysis of Musical Practices Team
The team is interested in projects that bring game elements (rules, goals, winning conditions, etc.) to musical practices. The aim is to jointly reflect on the conceptual and compositional challenges there are in creating these kind of hybrid performances/works, to chart the various modes of interaction between players that can be afforded in such settings, and to analyze the specificities of the ludic experiences that arise in sonic contexts.
- Singing voice synthesis and processing
With the Sound Analysis/Synthesis Team
The A/S team is currently working on algorithms for singing voice synthesis and/or transformation. The team is interested in projects around the CIRCE software, that provides models for the transformation (pitch and intensity) and hybridization of singing voice, as well as the ISIS software for the creation of new synthetic voices in French and other languages. Both synthesis engines use models based on deep learning.
- Sonic environments for the well-being
With the Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces Team
Despite the growing interest in the psychosocial effects of music and sound, their systematic evaluation remains difficult. Measurements at the behavioural level are not very precise, and the description of the musical and/or sound material often lacks clarity, thus preventing theoretical work based on meta-analyse. We propose to composers and sound artists to work in close collaboration with our research teams on the following two topics: one focuses on improving the sound environment for well-being and care, the other one focuses on music and sound for social cohesion and the stimulation of motor skills. Both topics require distinct compositional approaches, as the first is based on passive listening while the second is based on active listening.
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The IRCAM artistic research residency program supports individual artists. If a group of artists applies, proposals must be created and submitted by a representative / contact person.
Projects must be submitted electronically using the Ulysses Network platform. All applications must be in English or French.
Access to the electronic submission system is available after selecting the Artistic Research Residency Program 2020-2021.
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Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Present the overall concept of your proposed work, show how it can be considered as innovative and original.
- Present the workplan and methodology to be implemented.
- Indicate your reasons for selecting a particular research team.
- Justify the requested budget.
Confidentiality and Data Protection
- IRCAM will treat your proposal confidentially, as well as any related information, data and documents received.
- Evaluation experts are also bound by an obligation of confidentiality.
- Public information may be used by IRCAM for communication purposes.
- We will process personal data in accordance with IRCAM's data protection policies.
- IRCAM reserves the right to terminate the residency following its selection, at any stage of its development and to refuse the presentation of a project considered incomplete, insufficient, ethically not in conformity with its policies. In such a case, Ircam may withdraw it entirely from its residency program at any time and without notice.
- An artistic research residency is not a commission for a work.
- An artistic research residency is not a scientific research residency.
For all questions or concerns, please contact residency (at) ircam.fr
Photo: Ircam Live 2020, Las Pintas by José Miguel Fernandez and Raphaël Foulon at the Centre Pompidou © IRCAM - Centre Pompidou, Photo: Quentin Chevrier