On the Reinterpretation of Music, Musicology and Aesthetics at the Parisian IRCAM

Abstract
The article represents a panorama of activities at the Parisian Institute for Research and Coordination of Acoustics/Music (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, IRCAM). Special attention is focused on research and inventions in the sphere of musicology which are carried out by the ‘Analysis of Musical Practices’ group (‘Analyse des pratiques musicales’). The activity of this group covers two large areas: studying the music of the 20th century and research of works of recent composers. The work within the scope of these two areas concerns a wide range of problems. In the first case these are a studying of questions of history and theory of music as well as musicological methodology, in the second case these are implementing the new inventions in connection with live creative process. The latter is brightly illustrated by the examples of research done for the sake of implementation of composer projects of Luís Naòn, Marco Stroppa, Florence Baschet, Georges Aperghis.

Keywords
Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, IRCAM), history of contemporary music, musicology in France, modern musical composition, multidisciplinary research projects

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