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scientific program
electroacoustic musics
around set theory
music analysis tools
musicnetwork workshop

professional week
ircam forum workshops
free software for music
international multichannel sound forum
performing arts and technologies
dance and new technologies
access to sound heritage
thematic evenings
demonstration stands

artistic program
set theory concert
music in creation concert
cursus concerts
opera "one"
sound installations

open house weekend
technologies gallery
conferences demonstrations
workshops and films
ircam laboratories
linux install-party
concert distribution on internet

associated events
resonances night at glaz'art
émilie simon at la cigale
suguru goto

guided tours of ircam and the multimedia library

resonances in pictures

resonances 2002

Benjamin Thigpen

Musical Assistant of Ircam Pedagogy Department

Studied music (saxophone, flute, guitar, oboe), literature and philosophy. Degrees : B.A. in English Literature (Oberlin College, 1982) ; M.A. in Comparative Literature (UCLA, 1990) ; D.E.A. in Aesthetics, Technologies and Artistic Creations (University of Paris VIII, 1998). One day in Chicago (1985) : first electroacoustic experiments with three cassette recorders. After : studies in recording techniques, sound synthesis, composition, aesthetics, electroacoustics, and computer music (Elaine Barkin, Samuel Weber, Christian Eloy, Jacques Lejeune, Curtis Roads, Julio Estrada, Horacio Vaggione).

Electroacoustic compositions performed in concert and on radio in Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand, as well as on the web. "dust" was awarded a mention in the preselection of the competition Prix Noroit 1997, as well as in the competition Musica Nova 1998. "step, under" was awarded a mention in the competition Métamorphoses 2000. "h" (1995) is available on the CD "Acousmatica I" (distributed by Metamkine) as well as on the CD "Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival CD Series, Vol. 1" (distributed by EMF, to be released) ; an excerpt of "step, under" (1998) is included on the CD "Présence II" (distributed by Diffusion i Média).

Currently teaching sound processing and real time systems (Max/MSP) at Ircam.

Participation during Resonances 2003 :

- Cursus Concerts

Organization Committee
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