***Note: This event takes place in Hertz Hall***

Prize-winning Parisian composer and multi-media artist JEAN-BAPTISTE BARRIÈRE performs works for music and live video. A former IRCAM director of musical research, education, and production, he is hosted by the Department of Music through the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). He is the first holder of the David Wessel Residency in Music & Science at CNMAT this fall.

Camilla Hoitenga, flute
Raphaële Kennedy, soprano

Jean-Baptiste Barrière, electronics, video
Isabelle Barrière, live cameras
Thomas Goepfer, musical assistant

Jean-Baptiste Barrière:
- « Chréode », for quadrophonic tape
- « Violance », for flute, recorded child voice, electronics & video
- « Ekstasis », for soprano, electronics & video

Concert presentation

Jean-Baptiste Barrière is a French composer and multimedia artist, who after a long carrer at Ircam, where he was successively Director of Musical Research, Education and Prodiction, has been dedicating his work during the last fifteen years to the interactions between music and image. He conceives visual concerts and interactive installations staging these relations, sometimes on the basis of dramatic or poetic texts. This is the case with two pieces presented in this visual concert portrait: Violance for flute, electronics and video, on the myth of the massacre of the innocents, based on a short story by Maurice Maeterlinck, itself based on a painting by Pieter Brueghel the Elder; or in Ekstasis, for soprano, electronics and video, inspired by poems by two extraordinary women-activists, a mystical meditation by the philosopher Simone Weil, and a call for armed insurrection, by revolutionary Louise Michel.
The program is completed by Chreode for quadrophonic tape, considered today a masterpiece of electronic music, realized with the Chant synthesis program at the beginning of the eighties at Ircam, where he was then a researcher.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 8:00pm to 9:00pm