Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Stump-Linshalm duo: master class for contemporary music 2014

Tomorrow, the Stump-Linshalm duo open their course for contemporary clarinet- and bass clarinet music in Mürzzuschlag (Austria). Petra Stump and Heinz-Peter Linshalm are awesome clarinetists & musicians dedicated to new music. We met when we took part to summer Stockhausen courses. I was later delighted to contribute to their project ShortCuts. Check out the International Bass Clarinet Research Center's home page: this month, their album is the featured recording!

Never-ending musical transformations

Listen to Petra & Heinz-Peter performing composer Ming Wang's piece Verwandlung ("transformation" or "metamorphosis") during the Tage der Neuen Musik Burghausen in July:

Brand new music!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Prisma meeting - summer 2014

This afternoon, I'm presenting at Ircam the interactive machine learning dimensions in my composition Electroclarinet 5. I'm going to show how I use the Max environment and spectral analysis to route an audio stream to different sound processing channels depending on recognized timbre.

I'm looking forward to this meeting of composers, and to learning from talks like:

  • New interpolators for PWGL by Julien Vincenot
  • installation at a Moholy-Nagy exhibition in Berlin, An EAM composition for a swimming pool and A live electronic piece for violin, "Sundogs" by Örjan Sandred
  • École de la création by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
  • and more...

In case you're interested, don't hesitate to contact me, there should still be possibilities to get an invitation.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fête de la musique with Ensemble Sillages

Today is the Fête de la musique in France and around the world, as every 21st of June since 1982. Tonight, I'll be performing Electroclarinet 5 and excerpts from Electroclarinet 6, as well as improvised music with saxophonist Stéphane Sordet. We are playing at the invitation of the contemporary music ensemble Ensemble Sillages.

Here is the schedule:

Brest, SNCF train station

5 p.m. Jean-François Charles: clarinets, objects & electronics; Stéphane Sordet: saxophones.

Brest, rue Étienne Dolet

Stage shared with Penn ar Jazz and the Brest Conservatory

    • 5 p.m. jazz students from Brest conservatory
      7:15 p.m. ensemble Sillages Stéphane Sordet/Jean-François Charles
      8 p.m. Christophe Rocher & Frédéric Briet (creative jazz)
      8:30 p.m. Plus d’amour
      9 p.m. Moon swing
      9:50 p.m. Rrrr + duo Lucas / Trémentin (free jazz/impro)
      10:30 p.m. Duo Descofar (revisited celtic music)
      11:15 p.m. No pilot (repetitive electronic noise)
  • Friday, May 23, 2014

    Insa Music Studies: 30th anniversary

    The musique études section at the National Institute for Applied Sciences in Lyon celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The final event consists in a free concert this Sunday, with a program dedicated to Jaco Pastorius. See the concert's poster, and below a couple of links to learn more about the INSA and the Music Studies section.

    In case you are in Lyon, have fun on Sunday with Jaco Pastorius and the Zykets!

    Saturday, May 10, 2014

    Tremplin Jeunes en Scènes helps new talents

    Tonight, I have the honor of serving as one of three judges in the competition organized by Pass Musique in Guipavas, near Brest, France.

    With music producers Ted from Rennes and Cédric Fautrel from Brest, we are going to listen to five groups and five singers, in genres going from rock to pop to hip-hop. See below the presentation of the artists, before listening to them tonight!

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    When the computer learns how to listen

    After his talk at Telecom Bretagne yesterday, Juan Bello is presenting his work this afternoon during the first Electrocution music festival.

    Come to the conference, and stay for the concert: it features great music for solo instruments and electronics, including Huayra-Yana, a creation by composer Javier Torres Maldonado for saxophonist Stéphane Sordet.

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    Conference on Music Information Retrieval in Brest

    I'm delighted to invite you this afternoon to a Conference by Juan Bello at Telecom Bretagne. Juan Bello is an associate professor in Music Technology at New York University, more precisely at the Music & Audio Research Lab.

    During this talk entitled Designing and Learning Features for Music Information Retrieval, Juan will mix music & computer science to explain processes like chord recognition, cover song identification, or music structure analysis.

    This conference is made possible by the Fulbright France commission, and by Ramesh PYNDIAH at Telecom Bretagne. Juan Bello is a fulbrighter, currently in residence at Telecom Paris.