Sonus ex machina

  • Concert

  • Thu 23 June 2022,
    7:30 p.m.

  • Philharmonie de Paris, Le Studio
    Access plan

  • Full : 33 €
    Discount Price : 28.05 €
    ManiFeste Pass : 24.75 €
    Youth Pass : 8 €


Jupiter, Pluto and Neptune: three milestones in Philippe Manoury's epic journey in the land of electronics, three founding stones of mixed music in real-time. In the 1980s, during research carried out at IRCAM in collaboration with the scientist Miller Puckette, Manoury imagined the concept of "virtual scores", i.e., the detection and monitoring of the performer's playing by the machine, in order to be able to integrate certain data from the performance into the composition. A revolution for computer composition, for composition as such, carried out with the complicity of the soloists of the Ensemble intercontemporain. Sonus ex machina is also the story of successive interpretations and the constantly evolving state of technology. Forty years after its creation, Sonus retains the exciting feeling of a "first time".

Solistes de l’Ensemble intercontemporain
Gilles Durot, Aurélien Gignoux, Samuel Favre
Sophie Cherrier flute
Dimitri Vassilakis piano
Étienne Démoulin, Serge Lemouton IRCAM electronics

Philippe Manoury Jupiter ; Pluton ; Neptune

Coproduction IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Philharmonie de Paris, Ensemble intercontemporain.

"Sonus ex machina" concert playlist

  1. Jupiter by Philippe Manoury (recorded at the Arsenal, 2004)
  2. Pluton by Philippe Manoury (recorded at IRCAM, 2012)
  3. Neptune by Philippe Manoury (recorded at the Cité de la musique, 2012)
Philippe Manoury, dans un studio de l'Ircam
© Ircam - Centre Pompidou, photo : Déborah Lopatin
Le percussionniste Aurélien Gignoux
© DR
Le percussionniste Samuel Favre
© Aymeric Warme Janville
La flûtiste Sophie Cherrier
© Luc Hossepied

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